THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Fresh perspectives, Aha moments, and Big Ideas from Cisco executives, business luminaries, technologists, and key Cisco partners.

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CISCO KEYNOTES

Join Cisco leadership on the Cisco Live main stage to hear unique insights on the state of Cisco, the industry, and the unique opportunities ahead for IT professionals.

You Make Possible
Monday, June 10
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Keynote Hall

The world is full of opportunities because of the promise of technology, and you make this possible. You turn the impossible into possible. At Cisco, we are focused on building the most innovative solutions that unleash the potential of our digital world. Join Chuck Robbins and David Goeckeler as they share Cisco’s vision for the future and unveil new innovation that will transform our industry, your business, and our world.

Innovation without Boundaries
Tuesday, June 11
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Keynote Hall

Together, we have a rich history of innovation that has shaped the future of business. Today we are redefining these boundaries of innovation to shape the future of digital experiences. To achieve what we know is possible, we need a new approach. Only Cisco can deliver the multi-domain infrastructure that the businesses of tomorrow demand. Come hear from Chuck Robbins, David Goeckeler, Amy Chang, and Maria Martinez as they share our commitment to your success through our game-changing technology and an entirely new customer experience.


Chuck Robbins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco


David Goeckeler

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business, Cisco


Amy Chang
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco


Maria Martinez
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer, Cisco

CLOSING KEYNOTE

A Conversation with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Thursday, June 13
3 – 4 p.m.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Award Winning Actress and Environmentalist

The entertainment industry is rapidly changing, much like the tech industry. To prosper in an ever-changing environment, requires perseverance, adaptability and a sense for “what’s next.” No one knows more about staying relevant then the Emmy-winningest performer in TV history, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Join us on Thursday, June 13, as the star of the HBO hit series, Veep, humorously delivers insights and inspiration on how to remain relevant despite the chaos.  

INNOVATION TALKS

To excel in the new world of business, companies need to innovate at an unprecedented pace. During the Innovation talks, Cisco executives will discuss solutions and services innovations, along with best practices. The Innovation Talks will inspire you throughout the informative and engaging week at Cisco Live.


Reinventing WAN in a Multi-Domain World
Monday, June 10
1 – 1:30 p.m.
Sachin Gupta
SVP, Product Management, Enterprise Networking, Cisco


Cisco IoT Innovation Talk
Monday, June 10
2 – 2:30 p.m.
Liz Centoni
SVP, IoT Business Group, Cisco


A Bold, New Network for Infrastructure Developers and Application Developers
Monday, June 10
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Susie Wee
SVP, DevNet


Digital Workplace Transformation: The New Way of Working Enabled by Cognitive Collaboration
Monday, June 10
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Pegah Ebrahimi
Chief Operating Officer, Collaboration Technology Group


Digital Workplace Transformation: The New Way of Working Enabled by Cognitive Collaboration
Monday, June 10
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Sri Srinivasan
SVP/GM, Webex Meetings, Teams, Calling & Devices


Digital Workplace Transformation: The New Way of Working Enabled by Cognitive Collaboration
Monday, June 10
3 – 3:30 p.m.
Vasili Triant
VP/GM, Customer Journey Business Unit


Foresee the unpredictable. Automate the unmanageable. Answer the unsolvable.
Tuesday, June 11
1 – 1:30 p.m.
Alvio Barrios
SVP, CX Americas, Cisco


Simple, Secure, Digital Workplace with Cisco Meraki
Tuesday, June 11
2 – 2:30 p.m.
Todd Nightingale
SVP & GM, Meraki, Cisco


Lifting the Limits: Data Center Straight Talk
Tuesday, June 11
3 – 3:35 p.m.
Roland Acra
SVP, Data Center Business Group, Cisco


Compete on User Experience and Win: Application Visibility and Business Insights from AppDynamics
Tuesday, June 11
4 – 4:30 p.m.
Danny Winokur
Chief Product Officer, AppDynamics


Reinventing Access in a Multi-Domain World

Wednesday, June 12
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Anand Oswal
SVP, Engineering, Cisco


What is the Future of the Firewall?
Wednesday, June 12
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jeff Reed
SVP, Product Management, Security Business Group, Cisco


Service Provider Innovation in Action
Wednesday, June 12
1 – 1:30 p.m.
Sumeet Arora
SVP & GM, Service Provider, Cisco


Optimizing Your Multicloud Environment: Driving Innovation & Results
Wednesday, June 12
2 – 2:30 p.m.
Kip Compton
SVP, Cloud Platform & Solutions, Cisco


Provider Innovation in Action
Wednesday, June 12
1 – 1:30 p.m.
Sumeet Arora
SVP & GM, Service Provider, Cisco


Reimagining IT for a Multicloud World
Wednesday, June 12
2 – 2:30 p.m.
Kip Compton
SVP, Cloud Platform & Solutions, Cisco


Reinventing SD WAN in a Multi-Domain World
Sachin Gupta
SVP, Product Management, Enterprise Networking, Cisco


Reinventing Access in a Multi-Domain World

Anand Oswal
SVP, Engineering, Cisco

BIG IDEA TALKS

Cisco Live has long been the go-to resource for the deep technical education you need to evolve your organization and your career. As the pace of digitization and disruption increase, rounding out this technical proficiency with new perspectives, strategies and tools to fuel your personal development is also critical to thriving.


Strategies for Developing an Inclusive Workplace
Monday, June 10
9 – 10 a.m.
Janet Stovall
Executive Communications Manager


The Buried Life

Tuesday, June 11
9 – 10 a.m.
Ben Nemtin
Author and co-founder of The Buried Life Movement


The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Wednesday, June 12
9 – 10 a.m.
Kate Darling
Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist


Moments in Silence

Wednesday, June 12
4 – 5 p.m.
Leland Melvin
Former NFL Football Player and NASA Astronaut

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