Co-Innovation Pavilion


At Cisco Live 2020 Melbourne, you will have an opportunity to meet with our Strategic Innovation Group and discover how they, in partnership with innovators and industry leaders are developing ground breaking futuristic solutions to solve our customer’s toughest challenges.

Michael Maltese
Head of Innovation
Asia-Pacific, Japan and China

Jenny Agustin
Global Operations Manager
Strategic Innovation Group

John Judge
IT Architect

Tom Goerke
Innovation Centre Lead
Australia and New Zealand

Brian Tirkey
Innovation Project Manager
Asia-Pacific, Japan and China

Nathan Jombwe
Network Engineer

Shwetha Srinivasan
Technology Lead
Australia and New Zealand

Stu Breslin
Innovation Program Manager
Australia and New Zealand

Paul Vavich
Network Engineer


Innovation Central is a state-of-the-art collaborative community led by Cisco which develop ingenious solutions for cloud, analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) network platforms. We are driven by the vision of advancing digital transformation and nurturing new commercial and socially oriented digital innovation.

By utilising our centres across Australia and bridging together industry experts, academics, developers, and businesses;  Innovation Central enables multidisciplinary teams to co-innovate and co-develop disruptive solutions to real business problems in an accelerated environment.

Innovation Central enables industry players of all sizes in seizing high-potential business opportunities and shortening the path to impact and commercialisation of their market-changing idea.

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