Partner Xperience at Cisco Live

Join us as we discuss Cisco’s future vision, our channel strategy, and how to exceed customer expectations and accelerate your profitability. We are stronger and better together.


Partner Xperience is your bridge to greater business opportunity. As technology needs rapidly evolve, it’s more important than ever for us to connect in-person and align our collective ability to exceed customer needs. Together we can transform, innovate, and win.

Partner Xperience is specially curated for Cisco partner practice, architecture and business leaders. You’ll hear from Cisco executives and thought leaders as they highlight Cisco’s future vision, our evolving channel strategy and how Cisco will support you. You’ll also connect with Cisco leadership and your peers within the partner ecosystem through exclusive engagement opportunities like 1:1 meetings, hosted roundtables and networking opportunities. Just imagine what you can make possible and the personal and professional growth you’ll experience during Partner Xperience at Cisco Live.


  1. Connect and network with Cisco executives, industry thought leaders, ecosystem partners, and your peers from across the region.

  2. Learn about Cisco’s global and regional strategies and best practices for capturing opportunities, profits and maximizing your Cisco practice.

  3. Dive into architecture trends, competitive insights, and the latest Cisco solutions. Explore the latest and greatest technology innovations in the World of Solutions.

  4. Meet with Cisco executives in 1:1 sessions and in hosted roundtables. Share your thoughts and ideas as we work to solve our customers biggest challenges.



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John Jacobs is co-founder and Chief Creative Optimist of Life is Good, which spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. John and his brother Bert launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling T-shirts in the streets of Boston.

Today, Life is Good is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand that donates at least 10% of its annual net profits to the Life is Good Kids Foundation to positively impact over 1 million kids every year facing poverty, violence, and illness. To inspire others to choose optimism and grow the good in their lives, John and Bert wrote Life is Good: How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride.


Our two-day program features a custom curated agenda focusing on the topics and themes that interest our leading partners most. Highlights of this year’s program include:

  • Partner Xperience Keynote with Oliver Tuszik
  • Cisco Live Opening Keynote with Chuck Robbins
  • Cisco Live Technology Keynote with David Goeckeler and Amy Chang
  • Sessions on Customer Experience evolution and adoption; How to Make Money with IoT; and Building on Cisco as a Platform
  • Exclusive Cisco executive hosted lunch
  • 1:1 meetings and roundtables with Cisco Executives
  • Access to the World of Solutions and the Cisco Live Celebration!

Below is the complete agenda for the Partner Xperience Program at Cisco Live.

7 – 8 a.m.
Partner Xperience Breakfast
8 - 8:15 a.m.
John Moses
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Perform and Transform
Oliver Tuszik
8:45 - 9 a.m.
Lightening Round
John Moses and Oliver Tuszik
9 - 9:30 a.m.
Empowering Your Customers with Innovation
Nirav Sheth
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Morning Closing Message
John Moses
9:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cisco Live Keynote: You Make Possible*
Chuck Robbins and David Goeckeler
12 – 1 p.m.
Cisco Executive Luncheon
1 - 1:15 p.m.
Afternoon Opening
John Moses
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Cognitive Collaboration
Oliver Tuszik and Amy Chang
1:45 - 2 p.m.
Future of DevNet
Susie Wee and Mike Adams
2 - 3 p.m.
Multi-Domain Innovations
Elizabeth Centoni, Scott Harrell and Todd Nightingale
3 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
CX: Insights, Analytics, Training, Services
Alvio Barrios and Denny Trevett
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Stronger Together
Jeff Sharritts
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
John Moses
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Partner Xperience Cocktail Reception
5:15 -7 p.m.
World of Solutions Reception
8 - 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast on Your Own
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cisco Live Keynote: Innovation without Boundaries*
Chuck Robbins, David Goeckeler, Amy Chang and Maria Martinez
12 – 1 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
1 – 1:15 p.m.
John Moses
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Optimism from the Inside Out: Growing a Positive Company Culture
John Jacobs, Life is Good Co-Founder
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3 p.m.
Invest in the Future: Engage the Startup Ecosystem through Cisco Investments
Rob Salvagno
3 – 3:30 p.m.
From Overwhelmed to Empowered - Effective Security for the Modern Enterprise
Mike Storm & Steve Benvenuto
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Building on Cisco as a Platform
Casey Bleeker
4 – 4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks
John Moses
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Expert Roundtables
7 - 10 p.m.
Social Events
Optional Sessions
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Fueling Partner Success with Distribution
Roy McLean, Vanessa Chet, Andrew Sage, John Brookbank and Ryan Kingston
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Partners Selling to Service Providers: Monetizing 5G, Data Center and Enterprise Networking
2 - 3 p.m.
AppDynamics: Transforming Cisco Partner's Business from the Top-Down
Rebecca Javens, Ryan Shopp and Brad Stone

*Located in Keynote Hall
Agenda subject to change



June 10 – 11, 2019
San Diego Convention Center


Partner Xperience is an invitation-only event and space is limited.


After Partner Xperience concludes, you are welcome to stay through June 13 to take advantage of all that Cisco Live has to offer, including the Cisco Live Celebration, the World of SolutionsClosing Keynote, and much more.

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