Over this past year, we’ve seen digital transformation accelerate far into the future, with businesses more dependent on IT than ever before.

We are living in a new world where the workplace can truly be anywhere, where the needs of the workforce are diversifying, and where the work culture is shifting. How do we navigate this new normal? The IT Leadership Program at Cisco Live is designed to deliver the business acumen and technological expertise needed to help you and your organisation succeed in this new world.

Join us December 7-9 in Melbourne for the 2022 IT Leadership Program to explore the most important shifts affecting IT, to make connections with industry peers, and get the information and inspiration needed to build the foundation for your digital future.


Designed to educate and inspire current and future technology leaders — from managers and directors to VP and CIOs — the IT Leadership Program at Cisco Live informs and connects people in both the IT and business world.

Benefits of Attending

The IT Leadership Program helps 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 outstanding business leader. At the IT Leadership Program, you will:

  • Develop the leadership skills needed to build a resilient and thriving IT organisation

  • Gain the newest insights in IT and business from exclusive sessions presented by Cisco executives, IT practitioners, and industry thought leaders

  • Explore what’s possible with the newest technology capabilities

  • Access peer-to-peer networking opportunities

Your IT Leadership pass allows you to take advantage of the valuable learning opportunities offered at Cisco Live, including Technical Education program breakouts and the option to take a free Certification exam. Check out our Technical Education page for more details.


Our two-and-a-half-day program features a custom curated agenda focusing on the topics and themes that interest you most and is delivered in a format that encourages more discussion, more interaction, and more collaboration.

Drawing from the collective knowledge of a growing community of IT managers, directors, technical architects, and Cisco experts we dive into the most relevant aspects of the "business of IT", from leveraging technologies that redefine business and drive innovation all the way to understanding emerging trends, developing your leadership skills, and creating a culture that will attract and retain the best talent.


"Organisations are dependent on IT leaders, now more than ever. This new, hybrid world has introduced new challenges – an increase in cybersecurity risks, a surge in cloud applications and more. We must upskill IT to ensure our people have the latest skills to compete in an increasingly digital marketplace."


— Julie Canepa, Regional CIO for Asia Pacific, Japan and China

Agenda Themes

Our agenda is designed around themes that are increasingly important to our role as IT leaders.

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  • Reimagine your applications experience: Explore how IT teams can monitor and optimise the application experience in this new hybrid world.

  • Secure your enterprise: A breach is no longer merely an IT issue but a business risk. Learn to adapt to a complex attack surface that is growing exponentially.

  • Transform your infrastructure: With the rampant shift to cloud, overcome the complexity of evolving networks and the new challenges it poses for your business.

  • Power hybrid work: 98% of workplaces believe virtual collaboration is no longer a "nice to have". See how IT can empower their teams to work from anywhere, on any device.

  • Leadership and culture: It starts with cultivating leaders and teams who can work at the intersection of performance, empathy, and service to others.


Julie Canepa

Regional Chief Information Officer for Asia Pacific, Japan and China, Cisco

Mohit Lad

General Manager and Co-founder, ThousandEyes (part of Cisco)

Helen Patton

Chief Information Security Officer, Security Business Group, Cisco

Carl Solder

Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia and New Zealand

Jacqueline Guichelaar

SVP and General Manager, Customer Experience, Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan and China

Jon Woolwine

Senior Director, IT, Cisco