Cisco Keynotes

Get a front row seat to the latest Cisco innovations and solutions. Hear from Chair and CEO, Chuck Robbins, Cisco executive leadership, and industry experts on how we are building an inclusive future together during this new era of hybrid work.

Cisco Keynotes

Get a front row seat to the latest Cisco innovations and solutions. Hear from Chair and CEO, Chuck Robbins, Cisco executive leadership, and industry experts on how we are building an inclusive future together during this new era of hybrid work.

Chuck Robbins

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Todd Nightingale

EVP and General Manager, Enterprise Networking & Cloud

Liz Centoni

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager, Applications

Jonathan Davidson

EVP and General Manager, Cisco Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Jeetu Patel

EVP and General Manager, Security & Collaboration

Thimaya Subaiya

SVP and General Manager, Global Customer Experience

Celebrity Keynote Guest

Laugh with, learn from, and be inspired by Emmy-nominated writer, producer, and actor Mindy Kaling as she takes the Keynote Stage on Wednesday, June 15 at Cisco Live 2022. In conversation with Carrie Palin, SVP & CMO, Cisco, Kaling discusses the importance of representation and her journey to build inclusive spaces through her work.

Mindy Kaling

Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director and actor

Carrie Palin

SVP & CMO, Cisco

Bio: Mindy Kaling

Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director and actor Mindy Kaling has been named one of the brightest voices of her generation. At 24, Kaling joined the eight person writing staff at NBC’s The Office. During her eight seasons at the show, she wrote twenty-six episodes (more than any other writer) and was nominated for an Emmy—the first for a woman of color in any writing category. 
 
Next Kaling created the The Mindy Project for Universal Television, a show that she starred in and executive produced from 2012 to 2017. Kaling wrote 24 episodes of the 117 episodes created for the six-season series. 
 
In 2012, Kaling was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World List. She was honored with the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Award and most recently was a 2019 ELLE Women In Hollywood honoree.  
In 2020, Kaling released the critically acclaimed series, Never Have I Ever for Netflix. Season 1 reached 40 million homes in its first four weeks of release and has been picked up for a third season by Netflix. Recently, it was announced that Kaling will write, produce, and star in an untitled comedy for Universal opposite Priyanka Chopra, co-written with Dan Goor. The duo is also currently penning Legally Blonde 3 which will star Reese Witherspoon.

Kaling’s most recent release is The Sex Lives of College Girls, which in 2021 had the biggest premiere of any comedy on HBOMax. It has been picked-up for a second season. 

In between all her ventures, Kaling has released two New York Times bestselling comedic memoirs⁠: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and Why Not Me?, and in Oct 2020 she released a new collection of essays in partnership with Amazon called Nothing Like I Imagined.

Innovation Talks

Innovation Talks

Innovation Talks highlight new innovations and best practices on solutions and services. Cisco leadership will discuss how these innovations help you to excel in the new world of business.

Innovation Talks highlight new innovations and best practices on solutions and services. Cisco leadership will discuss how these innovations help you to excel in the new world of business.

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Alvio Barrios

SVP, CX Lifecycle Solutions, Cisco 

Vikas Butaney

VP and General Manager, Cisco IoT

Kaustubh Das

SVP and General Manager, Cisco Cloud and Compute 

Grace Francisco

VP, Developer Relations, Strategy & Experience, Cisco

Javed Khan

SVP and General Manager, Collaboration

Denise Lee

VP, Cisco Engineering Sustainability Development Office

Ish Limkakeng

SVP and General Manager, Cloud Networking, Cisco

Masum Mir

VP and General Manager, Product Management, Mass Scale Engineering, Cisco

Matt Morgan

VP, Emerging Technologies & Incubation, Cisco

Vijoy Pandey

VP, Engineering and CTO, Cisco 

Chandrodaya Prasad

VP, Network and Application Security Product Management 

Chris Rittler

VP, Cisco CX Product Management 

Shailaaja Shankar

SVP and General Manager, Cisco Security Business Group

Chris Stori

SVP and General Manager, Engineering

Gordon Thomson

VP, EMEAR Architectures and Sales Specialists

Allistair Wildman

SVP and General Manager, CX Americas

Inclusive Future Program

Learn from Cisco experts and industry leaders about the opportunity to change our world by powering an inclusive future for all.

Leading in the Inclusive Future

Explore how technology leaders can inspire bold action with a focus on impact and purpose. Hear from Cisco leaders and industry experts on how you can build meaningful inclusion for all in your organization. Programming will also include a peer networking opportunity and executive mentoring activity.

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Designing the Future Series

Join us for provocative and awe-inspiring conversations about our future. Hear from world-renowned thought leaders and up and coming innovators on the technological solutions they are designing for the inclusive future ahead. Hear remarkable talks about the future of Sustainability, AI, the Metaverse, Space Exploration, and more.