IT Management Program

The IT Management Program is where rising technology professionals develop leadership and technical strategies through a customised educational experience featuring top industry leaders and Cisco IT Executives


Technology is digitally transforming how business gets done. Today’s IT leaders are increasingly relied upon to deliver innovative solutions to complex business challenges. The IT Management Program at Cisco Live is designed to cultivate the special mix of business savvy and technological expertise needed to help you and your organisation innovate and thrive.


Join us on 7 March – 9 March in Melbourne for the 2018 IT Management Program, focusing on leadership: personal, business and technology. We will explore the technology shifts driving digital transformation including cloud, analytics, mobility, social, security and Internet of Things.


If you have specific questions regarding the IT Management program offering, please email us.

Benefits of Attending

The IT Management Program will help you master the business and technology initiatives of today so that you can lead your organisation successfully into the future and position yourself as an extraordinary business leader. At Cisco Live 2018 Melbourne, you will:



Develop your leadership skills further, enabling you to play a vital role in implementing a thriving digital future


Take the opportunity to collaborate directly with Cisco executives and industry leaders


Learn and be inspired by Cisco executives and industry thought-leaders during the exclusive presentation keynotes and panel discussions


Increase your understanding about how you can use technology to achieve your desired business outcomes


Network and build new professional connections with industry peers from around the world


Discuss and discover the future of the IT industry as well as considering the impacts this has on your business

Your Host



CIO, Cisco, Australia and New Zealand


  • Recognised as one of the Top 50 CIO’s in Australia
  • 20 Years in the IT Industry developing practical experience through working in a variety of global and regional leadership roles
  • Special interest in STEM education and a champion of Women in Technology

Who Should Attend

Designed to educate and inspire current and future technology leaders — from managers and directors, to VP and CIOs — the IT Management Program at Cisco Live is intended for people with their feet in both the IT and business worlds.


Digital Transformational Leaders

Heads of Business

Operations Leaders

Management of IT

IT VPs/Directors

Content Themes

Our program features a custom curated agenda focusing on the topics and themes that interest you most.


A full agenda will be available mid-January, but our theme for 2018 is:


“Enabling Your Secure Digital Business”


Here are some of the areas we will be focusing on for this year’s program:


The IT Management Program format encourages more discussion, more interaction, and more collaboration.


Click here to view the agenda



Kevin Bloch
Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia and New Zealand

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Liz Centoni
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Computing Systems Product Group

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Dr Jason Fox
Keynote Speaker and Leadership Advisor

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Seema Hyne
Senior IT Program Manager, Cisco

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Ben Kelly
Network Architect, Cisco

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Ingrid Matosevic
IT Manager, Cisco

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Todd Nightingale
Senior Vice President, General Manager Cisco Meraki

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Arthur Rosling
Member of Technical Staff, Cisco

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Julie Canepa
Chief Information Officer, Cisco Australia New Zealand

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Simon Finn
Senior Security Solutions Architect, Cisco

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VC Gopalratnam
Senior Vice President, Global IT Services, Cisco

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Shanthi Iyer
Vice President, Enterprise Data, Security and Services, Cisco

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John Manville
Senior Vice President, Cisco IT Global Infrastructure Services

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Ben Munroe
Director, Security Group, Cisco

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Lance Perry
Vice President, Customer Strategy and Success

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Rowan Trollope
Senior Vice President and General Manage, Applications, Cisco

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Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor and Official Service Provider Partner

Platinum Sponsor