As our second annual Cisco Live in Melbourne kicks off today, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to the over 2,500 customers as well as partners, press and analysts, and special guests making their way to our three day marquee event, taking place in and around the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. We also welcome our virtual participants from Australia and New Zealand and around the globe.
This year we are operating three tailored streams to ensure attendees know where to locate the most relevant information and activities. A Networkers program, an IT Management Program and a Service Provider Program will together form an extensive agenda that taps deep dive technical information and high level thought leadership from CIOs and other experts from Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
We will also be joined by two very exciting, yet very different keynote speakers. Firstly, we have Cisco’s own Robert Lloyd, Executive Vice President for Worldwide Operations, who will provide invaluable insight in to what lies ahead for Cisco globally. We also have Robert Swan, the first man to walk to both the South and North Poles. His ability to provide a different perspective on how teamwork and leadership can triumph over adversity is something I’m sure all attendees are looking forward to.
This year, our World of Solutions exhibition is also bigger than ever, where delegates can explore all the innovative solutions that are ready for deployment, showcased by Cisco partners.
The next couple of days promise to be action-packed, informative and eye-opening. As always, we’d love to hear what you think, so follow us on Twitter @CiscoLiveMEL and hashtag your tweets #clmel.