Who: Current Networking Academy Students
Why: To give Network Academy students an opportunity to develop work readiness skills on site at Cisco Live. Both students received a letter of reference and had a great opportunity to connect with industry and network for future job opportunities. They developed workforce skills in a real high paced environment.

Work Experience Opportunities:

Cisco Session Capture Team
Students assisted the Cisco Session Capture team to deploy and pick up recording hardware, record and monitor live sessions and edit final recordings. Candidate will be working in a Macintosh environment and should be comfortable with using a web browser and the Macintosh OS X operating system including understanding of the OSX drag and drop, and folder architectures.

The Network Operations Centre (NOC) Team
The NOC (Network Operations Centre) team for this event supports the whole networking infrastructure during the event showcasing all Cisco technologies. The team is made up of experts from routing-switching, wireless, security, UC, labs. Being part of this team is a great opportunity for students to help build and run the network for Cisco Live supporting over 6K attendees and support the Sales team.


Cisco Tactical Operations (TacOps) will be onsite at Cisco Live Melbourne to showcase what the team and the service offer.

TacOps is a highly skilled and dedicated team that can mobilize and respond to natural disasters and other catastrophes when normal communications infrastructure have been degraded or destroyed.

Trained to work in challenging environments, the team responds with the Cisco Network Emergency Response Vehicles (NERV) and other satellite-based communications equipment such as our Emergency Communications Kits (ECK) – during the acute phase of an emergency. The Cisco NERV vehicles are NIMS Type II mobile communications centers with advanced technologies to facilitate emergency collaboration and inter-agency interoperability. Priority for TacOps support is given to mission-critical public safety, government, and critical infrastructure customers. Don’t forget to stop by the TacOps demonstration area located in the Concourse of the Exhibition Centre.


STEM Professionals in Schools
A volunteer program inspiring STEM education with real world practice
STEM Professionals in Schools is a free volunteer program that facilitates flexible, ongoing partnerships between STEM professionals and teachers in schools across Australia. Runby CSIRO and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the program supports the curriculum and increases skills, knowledge and confidence for teachers and STEM professionals, while showcasing STEM career paths for students.
Every partnership is a unique arrangement between the teacher and STEM professional based on their combined expertise and availability, and the curriculum and student needs. Partnership activities can include mentoring, hands-on demonstrations, site visits or field trips, online engagement and much more.

Who can apply?
There will be an opportunity for Cisco Live attendees to connect with CSIRO during the event. STEM professionals:anyone with a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) qualification and/or experience working in a STEM field (academic or industry based). STEM professionals are required to comply with CSIRO’s Child Safe Procedure.
Registered teachers: of all year levels, from government and non‑government schools.

Participants receive ongoing support to ensure they get the most out of their partnership(s):

  • Resources to develop and support partnerships
  • Learning opportunities, webinars, and networking events
  • Advice from your project officer.

Register today, visit the website or contact our team:
t +61 2 6276 6397
t +61 2 6276 6641


Who: The Next Generation of Global Problem Solvers

Why: 3 winners of Cisco’s past social entrepreneurship challenges will be onsite at Cisco Live Melbourne to demo the solutions that they have developed to resolve a social / environmental problem.

Activity: Cisco Live Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the founders, “test drive” the solutions, and learn how they work. You will be encouraged to vote on your favourite solution using the Cisco Live Mobile App. The solution with the most votes will receive a prize that will be announced at the Guest Keynote on Friday 8 March at Cisco Live Melbourne.


Who: All Cisco Live Attendees

Health and wellness is becoming more and more prevalent in the workplace to enhance performance and productivity. So there has never been a better time to incorporate the Cisco Live Health and Wellness Program into your agenda, to ensure that you get the most out of your Cisco Live Melbourne experience.

Join us on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 March 2019 at 6:00am
for either a 5km jog, a 10km run or a Cisco HIIT Class


Come and visit the Orange Sky Van at Cisco Live Melbourne, located in the Foyer of the Convention Centre. The Orange Sky Team will be showcasing the amazing service that they offer to the homeless.

Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Lucas Patchett and Nic Marchesi. In late 2014, the boys installed a couple of washing machines and dryers in the back of their old van and visited parks around Brisbane to wash and dry clothes for free. What started as an idea to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough has evolved into something much bigger and more powerful.

There’s no doubt that clean clothes make all of us feel better about ourselves, but the major impact of Orange Sky does not rely on washers spinning or dryers tumbling. It happens through the hours of conversation that take place on our six orange chairs, which are pulled out at every one of our shift locations. Each week, all over Australia, thousands of volunteers put other parts of their life aside for a few hours to positively connect with our friends on the street through genuine and non-judgemental conversation. We always partner with service providers such as food vans or drop-in centres, and make sure that we set up at locations where our friends feel most comfortable. The Orange Sky community is made up of people who treat others how they want to be treated.

Orange Sky has since expanded to 27 services across the country, which includes the addition of shower services and remote vehicles. Each week, these vans generate 7.91 tonnes of laundry and provide 120 showers to people in need. Most importantly though, Orange Sky’s 1500 volunteers have engaged in 138,910 hours of conversations to date, helping to challenge the perception of homelessness and positively connect communities all around Australia.


Giving Back Activity with St Kilda Mums

  • Who: Support a local charity, St Kilda Mums, with a give-back activity for attendees to participate in at Cisco Live Melbourne.
  • Why: St Kilda Mums sort, clean and redistribute donations of essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys for babies and school age children.  Everything is given away for free to families in need and presented as a beautiful gift.  Their vision is a future where we waste less, share more and care for every baby and child.
  • Activity: Gift Bundle Packing – join the  production line at Cisco Live! We will also be displaying much needed items for babies and children that attendees can donate towards.

To learn more about St Kilda Mums, got to


Let’s imagine your possible.

What’s most important to you in your career? Are you dreaming big and exploring all of your options? How will you create the career of your dreams? To find out, join us at Women of Impact 2019, where we’ll help you imagine your possible—and inspire you with practical advice to get there.

Since 2011, we’ve been coming together with a shared goal: to encourage and develop professional women. Now in its 7thyear, Women of Impact has grown into one of our most popular events, created by and for Cisco. Last year, more than 15,000 employees, partners, students, and customers—both women and men—attended across 100 sites in 51 countries. And another 40,000 watched the livestream from around the world.

Already, this year is shaping up to be even bigger. So start planning now to devote the entire day to your career. Find out from other successful women what made the difference in their careers. And get ideas for how to elevate your personal brand, create leadership opportunities in your current role, and accelerate your career journey by finding a sponsor.

Together, we’ll build a bridge between your aspirations and your dream career to help you realize your possible.

Join us
When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Who: Cisco employees, partners, and customers
Where: In over 100 sites worldwide + a virtual Cisco broadcast

Cisco would like to thank the following sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor and
Official Service Provider Partner:

Platinum Sponsor: