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.


The IT Management Program has sold out for the past eight years and is expected to sell out soon. Please register soon if you would like to attend.

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 in Las Vegas for Cisco Live 2020, May 31 – June 4 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.

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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 in both the IT and 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 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
  • Embracing disruption, realizing the potential of emerging digitization 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

Katty Coulson
Americas IT Leader, Cisco

Ryan Medrano
Customer Strategy & Success, Cisco 


The IT Management program addresses the most important IT shifts, business trends an leadership that helps fuel your growth.

2019 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. Click on the links below to watch any of the 2019 workshops.

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2019 IT Management Workshops
Storytelling for Leaders
Chris Morsley, Chief Executive Officer, CMC Global
Cisco Design Thinking
Nicholas Selk, Program Manager, Project/Program Management, Cisco
Flora Freitas, Innovation Program Manager, Cisco
Valeriia Kanziuba, Program Manager, Cisco
Orchestrating Transformation: Learnings from the Front Lines of Executing Digital Change
James Macaulay, Director of Business  Development, Cisco
Joel Barbier, Director of Business Operations, Cisco 
Creating Open and Supportive Mental Wellness Environments at the Workplace
Gaby Thompson, SVP of Total Rewards, Cisco
Ted Kezios, Sr. Director, Global Benefits, Cisco
Maria Medrano, Director, Office of Inclusion & Collaboration, Cisco
Digital Workplace Transformation Creating an Agile Workforce
Sidney Morgan, Distinguished Engineering, Information Technology, Cisco
Ileana Rivera, Director of Management Information Technology, Cisco
Brian Christensen, Distinguished Engineering, Information Technology, Cisco
Building a Successful Network Automation Team with DevNet - Integrating Developer Workflows and Skills in an IT Organization
Eric Thiel, Manager Software Development, Cisco
Amanda Whaley, Director Software Development, Cisco
Cloud Success!
Robert Roffey, Director Customer Delivery, Cisco
Justin Hay, Sr Consultant Cloud Architecture Consulting, Cisco
Rodney Mckinney, Lead Consultant Cloud Architecture Consulting, Cisco
How to Solve IT Ops Problems?
Manny Garcia, Principal Engineer IT, Cisco
Andy Bow, Member of Technical Staff IT, Cisco
Meena Nagpal, Program Manager IT, Cisco
Raghu Ramamoorthy, Member of Technical Staff IT, Cisco
Navigating a Multicloud World, Securely: A Primer for Small and Mid-size Businesses
Fabio Gori, Director Product Marketing, Cisco
Arthur Picus, Senior Manager Regional Sales, Cisco
Lisa Bobbitt, Architect Data Privacy, Cisco


The IT Management program offers exclusive, interactive workshops that cover a collection of topics to boost your technical knowledge, leadership skills, and business acumen. Click on the links below to watch any of the 2019 workshops.

*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.


IT Management Program San Diego 2019

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

Highlights from Around the World

Attendees from around the world share what they learned at the IT Management program. Enjoy this video that was created by one of our Cisco interns.


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*Must be 21 years of age or older.

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