Hello Cisco Live attendees!  As your host this year, I am looking forward to seeing you at Cisco Live in Orlando, running June 23rd through June 27th.  We have an incredible time planned for you and already, with record attendance, we are certain this will be the best show yet!

This year’s Cisco Live is dedicated to you – our customers – and how together we are changing the world.  As we enter an era of The Internet of Everything (#IoE), the role of the network is growing and shaping the future of the ICT industry.

While it’s my first year as your host, I’m a 14 –year Cisco veteran and a huge Cisco Live fan. I’ve been attending Cisco Livefor years, and whether its Anaheim, San Diego or Orlando, this is my favorite event of the year. I know first-hand how valuable this event is for you and for the entire Cisco team. There is no better opportunity for fellow innovators and Cisco experts to meet with and learn from each other.

So what can you expect?

  • One-on-one interaction with Cisco and partner experts – not to mention, thousands of your colleagues.
  • Insight into the trends changing and shaping the future of IT from Chief Executive Officer John Chambers, President Rob Lloyd, Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior (@Padmasree)
  • An inspiring and surprising peak into the future from Cisco’s Futurist Dave Evans (@DaveTheFuturist )
  • Dialogue with industry and entertainment mogul, Sir Richard Branson (@RichardBranson)
  • The World of Solutions – including over 200 Cisco Partners on site to share their latest innovation and solutions with you. 
  • Instant access to more than 600 educational sessions spanning four programs: Technical Education, Developer Network, Service Provider, and IT Management.

Go here to register for Cisco Live!  You can attend in-person or virtually. You can also find more information on all our speakers and the details of this exciting event.

And, don’t forget to enter our sweepstakes.  You may win a FREE four-hour lab or technical seminar in Orlando, or for all you fans, an opportunity to meet the band, Journey!

Our customers are the key to tomorrow, and we are excited to give you a glimpse of the future at Cisco Live! this year.  TOMORROW really does start here – and it starts with you!

So with less than a month to go to Cisco Live, I hope you will get to know each other — and get the latest updates — on Twitter and our other Cisco Live social communities. Go to these links now to join in on the conversations.





Come celebrate the fantastic momentum we have going this year. It’s going to be great!

See you in Orlando!



Blair Christie

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer