The Hub

Meet some of the best and brightest minds in the world of IT in The Hub at Cisco Live. The Hub is a dedicated space to connect with Cisco and your peers, sharpen your skills, and roll up your sleeves for a good cause.


Great things can happen when creative, motivated, highly skilled people get together to share ideas, talk through challenges, and engage in a friendly competition. That’s the idea behind The Hub.


When you visit The Hub, you’ll meet some of the best and brightest minds in the world of IT. There’s no better place to meet with your peers. Complete a lab. Roam the DevNet Zone. Catch a Technical Solutions Clinic. Join in our efforts to help end hunger across the world.



Monday: 8:00 – 19:30
Tuesday: 8:00 – 19:30
Wednesday: 8:00 – 19:00
Thursday: 8:00 – 18:30
Friday: 8:00 – 13:30

DevNet Zone

Dive into the DevNet Zone where anyone developing using Cisco technology can get hands-on with every element of the DevNet developer program plus get face-to-face support from the developer teams.


DevNet provides developers with the tools, resources and code needed to build innovative, network-enabled solutions. The zone features theater sessions, panels, workshops, learning labs, demos, classrooms and more.


Learn more about the DevNet Zone

The Gateway Lounge

You are a step away from entering The Cisco Gateway – an exclusive Cisco community to help you, our valued Cisco customers grow your personal brand, position yourself as an industry thought leader and showcase your success. All while building your professional network and earning rewards through a series of fun, educational challenges.


Sound exciting? Come and visit us in the Gateway Lounge inside the Hub at Cisco Live and find out how you can:


  • Become a Cisco advocate
  • Share your experiences with Cisco
  • Connect with other Cisco users around the world
  • Engage in fun activities that might win you prizes!


You can get started today.


Join You’re Game for your chance to win some amazing prizes!


It’s time to get ahead. It’s time to step through The Gateway!

You're Game

The fate of IT hangs in the balance. Can you unite our five Cisco Live superheroes? Register for “You’re Game” and challenge yourself to win exclusive prizes*! Access is via the Cisco Events Mobile App (available soon!) or click here.


For more information visit the Gateway Lounge in the Hub.


* You’re Game is exclusively for registered attendees and is not open to Cisco employees.

Health and Wellbeing Zone

Cisco Live is a busy week for all of those who attend, and we want to ensure we provide an environment that allows you to take time to look after your mind and body – to be able to get the most out of your event. We have therefore introduced a Health and Wellbeing Zone in the Hub. This consists of a Reflection Lounge offering a quiet place for all of our participants to take a break and re-charge, some fun VR experiences that encourage you to stay fit and healthy during your week, and a juice bar serving fresh orange juice for a vitamin hit.

La Taberna

Join us for a cup of coffee or glass of beer, compliments of Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Cloudlock. Relax with your peers whilst learning more about Cisco’s Cloud Security products, helping organizations secure access and usage to the cloud. Theatre presentations scheduled all day and cloud security specialists will be available. Te veo allí!

Network Operations Center (NOC)

Visit the NOC to experience how Cisco Live rapidly builds and centrally manages a highly available and secure Cisco Enterprise Network. Speak with distinguished engineers and solutions experts to discuss the Barcelona deployment and to share your own design and build experiences.


The Cisco Live Data Center runs on FlexPod, a Cisco and NetApp Solution.


Have you ever wondered what it takes to build and tear down a network in the span of a week? In this on-demand session from Cisco Live 2017, Berlin, our NOC team will talk about the network and the technologies in use, as well as the Network Operations Center that manages it. This is a must-see panel for anyone involved in operating a network, especially one that has to move with agility and adapt constantly.


Watch the Session On-demand

Register for the 2018 Noc Session

NetVet and CCIE Lounges

Are you attending Cisco Live as a NetVet or a CCIE? We’ve got exclusive lounge spaces for you to hang out, relax and meet with your peers in the Hub.


Learn More About the NetVet Program 

Learn More About the CCIE Program

Rise Against Hunger

Be a part of the global Cisco movement for social change. Cisco Live is partnering with Rise Against Hunger to assemble meal kits for the hungry. Volunteer for 20 minutes to help assemble meal kits to be sent around the globe to help fight world hunger. Rise Against Hunger gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime.

Social Media Central

At Cisco Live’s Social Media Central, you can connect with your fellow social media enthusiasts, recharge your batteries, and connect with the Cisco Live social media team. Check the social media screens for the latest highlights, including your social updates and leaderboard status. Or just hang with your colleagues.


You’re invited! Join the #CLEURsocial on Monday, January 29 at 18:30 in the Social Media Central.


Find out what’s happening in the Social Media Central.


Cisco dCloud provides customers and partners with a way to experience Cisco solutions. From scripted, repeatable demos to fully customizable labs with complete administrative access, Cisco dCloud can work for you. At Cisco Live we will offer you the opportunity to review our impressive catalog consisting of demos, labs and proposal content. If you still don’t know Cisco dCloud, get yourself a account and start your ultimate digital selling experience today. You will be able to submit your questions to our Architecture experts and share your experiences. And you can have these conversations by relaxing on the famous @dCloudCouch! Please come and visit us in the Hub!

Sphero Challenge 2.0

Barcelona is a smart city. But even the smartest cities need help from a ‘Super Sphero’! We need you to guide your ‘Super Sphero’ through the streets and use your powers to unlock the innovative Cisco tools that can empower the city – making sure Barcelona’s citizens (and all Cisco Live attendees) remain in touch with the latest technology and stay smart! Which of our Super Spheros will overcome the networking obstacles, unlock Cisco’s innovative solutions and reach the innovative heart of the city first?


* Cisco employees can participate but will not be eligible to win prizes.

Technical Solutions Clinics

Technical Solutions Clinics are informal whiteboard discussions that give you the opportunity to explain your situation, in detail, to a Technical Community Advocate (TAC) or another qualified Cisco representative. You’ll receive their perspective on the best strategy to your concerns and suggestions for solutions you may not have considered.


Learn more about Technical Solutions Clinics

Threat Wall: Effective Security At Work

The Threat Wall display located in The Hub features a real-time analysis of the live traffic from the Cisco Live wireless network. Multiple screens of Stealthwatch and Firepower show security analysis, traffic statistics, and any threats detected. To protect attendee privacy, no identity information is collected, IP addresses are partially anonymized, and all information is purged at the end of the event. Stop whenever you can during the week – with live data, you’ll see new things on each visit! Follow us on @CiscoSecurity and join the conversation around the #CiscoThreatWall at #CLEUR.

Walk-In Self-Paced Labs

Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs provide the opportunity to get hands-on experience on a variety of Cisco products and solutions. Each 30-60 minute pre-designed scenario allows you to explore configurations, evaluate and test some of the latest products – all at your own pace. All WISP labs are offered on a first come, first served basis. No scheduling is required.


Learn more about Walk-In Self-Paced Labs

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