In an earlier blog, I shared my excitement around the opportunity for Cisco to transform ourselves and our customers. This enthusiasm was based on our ability to unleash digital capabilities and innovation across the company.

After meeting with hundreds of customers over the past year to help them reimagine how to create new value and different routes to market in this new digital era, I am more energized than ever to share all of the many innovations we’re bringing to market at Cisco Live 2016 in Las Vegas this week.  Cisco is rapidly becoming the enabler of how companies of every size around the globe are digitally transforming their businesses.

There are a couple of reasons for this key pole position. First, the network is truly the underpinning of today’s most powerful business models. Today’s most digitally enabled companies are all driven from the network. The network is like the central nervous system of the body. It lets businesses “feel” and “interact” with literally everything that is important in a digital era.

The network also functions as the foundation for innovation and growth.  The power of innovation is thriving at Cisco! We have created a cycle of continuous innovation in core enabling technologies that are now critical for any company reengineering their business. In addition to the multiple booths, sessions and forums that showcase our role in driving digital transformation, there are three sessions in particular I encouraged customers to attend as they are the technologies that must be front and center for any company undergoing a digital transformation.

Led by Zorawar Biri Singh, Cisco’s CTO and SVP of Cloud Services and Platforms, this session will share Cisco’s cloud strategy, and provide details on how customers and partners can most effectively build, consume, and deliver cloud based solutions.

Rowan Trollope, SVP & General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Collaboration Technology Group will showcase the latest in collaboration technology and demonstrate how Cisco continues to lead the industry with innovations and advanced applications technology.

David Goeckeler, Senior Vice President and General Manager Security and Networking, will discuss the future of the digital network and how security will bridge the gap between complexity and capability.

These information filled sessions are just a small sample of the depth and breadth of what we’ll be sharing at Cisco Live! Stop me at the show if you see me in the hallways or come join my Executive Symposium and IT Management sessions.  Let me know if you feel the same energy I experience every day as I see the cohesiveness of Cisco’s innovation coming together to drive digital transformation from the network out.


Kevin Bandy

No Longer with Cisco