IT Management Program

At the IT Management Program IT leaders develop business and technical skills through a customized educational experience featuring top industry leaders and Cisco IT executives.


Digital transformation is disrupting business in every industry. IT leaders of today are expected to deliver innovative solutions to complex business challenges with a fast, agile and dynamic approach. The IT Management Program at Cisco Live is designed to cultivate the special mix of business acumen and technological expertise needed to help you and your organization succeed in the digital era.

Join us June 10-13 in San Diego for the 2019 IT Management Program to explore the most important shifts affecting IT, to make connections, and get the education and inspiration needed to build the foundation for your digital future.

The IT Management Program has sold out for eight years in a row and passes are limited, so be sure to register early and secure your spot.

If you have specific questions regarding the IT Management program offering, please email us.


Marriott Marquis San Diego
333 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101



Designed to educate and inspire current and future technology leaders — from managers and directors, to VP and CIOs — the IT Management Program at Cisco Live challenges and educates people with feet in both the IT and the business world.

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer

Associate CIO

Vice President of IT

IT Directors

IT Managers

IT Program Managers

IT Architects


The IT Management Program helps you master the business and technology initiatives of today so that you can lead your organization successfully into the future and position yourself as an extraordinary business leader. At the IT Management Program, attendees will:

  1. Develop the leadership skills needed for a thriving digital future

  2. Attend exclusive sessions presented by Cisco executives and industry thought-leaders

  3. Speak directly with Cisco executives and industry leaders

  4. Understand how to use technology to drive desired business outcomes

  5. Network and build connections with peers from around the world

  6. Discuss the future of the IT industry


The four-day program features a curated agenda focusing on the topics and themes that interest IT leaders most. Topics for this year’s program include:

  • Leadership skills to drive personal and business transformation
  • Driving growth, innovation and transformation to achieve desired business outcomes
  • Digitization: embracing disruption, realizing the potential of emerging trends and focusing on the digital future
  • Leveraging bi-modal strategy and using technology to drive business transformation
  • Technologies that redefine business, from security and data analytics to fast IT, mobility and the cloud
  • Leverage your best competitive advantage to create a culture that will attract, retain and lead a 21st century workforce

2019 HOSTS

Designed to educate and inspire current and future technology leaders — from managers and directors, to VP and CIOs — the IT Management Program at Cisco Live challenges and educates people with feet in both the IT and the business world.

Katty Coulson
Americas IT Leader, Cisco

Ryan Medrano
Customer Strategy & Success, Cisco 


The IT Management Program provides a curated agenda just for you. On April 23, program sessions will automatically be added to your schedule. Also, starting on April 23, you’ll have the opportunity to select from several exclusive IT Management workshops that will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday.

View the IT Management Agenda


The IT Management program offers exclusive, interactive workshops that cover a collection of topics to boost your technical knowledge, leadership skills, and business acumen. Registration required, seating is limited.

*Subject to Change



Tuesday, June 11
Hard Rock Float Bar
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The IT Management Program and Executive Symposium Program come together for an exclusive mixer at the Hard Rock Float Bar. You’ll have the opportunity to network with your peers, speakers, and Cisco executives. The evening includes live music, delicious appetizers, refreshing drinks, and sweeping views of the San Diego Bay and Gaslamp Quarter. You won’t want to miss out on this one of a kind event.


Wednesday, June 11
Petco Park
7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy a celebration that is all about you! At the Cisco Live Celebration, you’ll enjoy a private concert at Petco Park. Along with great music, food, and drinks, you’ll get to take in the architecturally magnificent stadium located in downtown San Diego and the expansive views of the impressive downtown skyline. It’s a night you won’t forget!


Guests are welcome to attend the IT Management Mixer* and the Cisco Live Celebration. You can purchase a ticket for either event or both events. Use the link below to purchase your guest pass(es). Once on the page, click on the Purchase More Passes button (under the Order Information section), then select the add-on pass(es) you would like to purchase.

  • IT Management Mixer Guest Pass: $50
  • Party Only Guest Pass for the Cisco Live Celebration: $249

Purchase Add-On Party Pass

*IT Management attendees are limited to one guest for the Tuesday evening Mixer. The add-on ticket must be purchased no later than June 4, 2019.


Attendees share their highlights from the week and what inspires them to return to Cisco Live’s IT Management Program each year.

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“ITM helps me to find out how healthy Cisco as organization is inside. And I was really impressed with what you have done. Open and approachable leadership team was the strongest point for me. I feel like it all was to me personally. I feel like I am Cisco, and I want to be in Cisco. Thank you, Cisco”.


“This is the BEST conference I have attended in my 30 years in IT.”


“Cisco does a great job getting people excited about what’s next. I’m motivated and excited to bring content back to my company.”


“I think this program is very relevant to IT managers and it provides a good technical and business overview of the different industry relevant topics.”


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