Virtualization has come to dominate computing and communications. But there’s still nothing quite like meeting with your professional peers in person. Exchanging experiences. Learning. And having fun.

That, in a nutshell, is what Cisco Live US is all about.

If you’ve never attended Cisco Live — our world-renowned annual customer and partner conference — you’ve been missing out on a truly inspirational event experience. For some, Cisco Live is also transformational: broadening their outlook, career, and potential.

And it’s becoming a must attend for Web companies of all types.

First, the Details

June 9-13, 2019
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

The Sessions and Keynotes

The sessions are amazing.

You’ll learn how Cisco is delivering the next generation of cloud in all of its forms. How to add hyperscale capabilities and strategies to data centers. You’ll see how Cisco plans to lead in one of the largest market transitions in decades — the move to 5G. In addition, you can sign up for hands-on training, and 1:1 meetings. You’ll learn in-depth about Cisco’s products, technologies, and services and even validate your skills with a free Cisco Certification exam.

This year, we expect a broader mix of Web customers, including the biggest Web companies in the world. As a traditionally strong enterprise player, Cisco has some interesting products and strategies that may surprise the Web segment — both to help you serve your internal employees and build your customer-facing services. These products and strategies include automation, 5G use cases, and how the Internet of Things is impacting the economics and value proposition of cloud. We’re also leading the market in our collaboration portfolio and have innovative security, Intent Based Networking, and other solutions you might not know about.

Compare Notes with Your Peers

In addition to having the chance to meet with engineers, executives, and Cisco Fellows, you can connect with other attendees at the Social Media Hub and New Attendee events. You’ll discover that you’re faced with similar challenges in the Web space, related to customers, service providers, regulators, and layers of technology.

This year, Cisco Live is celebrating the availability of multiple technologies and architecture that provide intent-based networking capabilities. See how networks can manage themselves and translate business intent into operational policies that are automatically pushed out to devices. Cisco is way ahead in this quest to build networks that are smarter and designed with the end user in mind. You’ll get a chance to learn all about it and talk to others whose companies are already reaping the benefits.

At the World of Solutions, you can explore innovations from Cisco and our 300+ partners in Partner Villages. You’ll also be able to sign up for Technical Solutions Clinics and check out the DevNet Zone.

Enjoy Yourself

What is the 5G virtual Running with the Bulls Experience? You’ll have to try it to find out. Hint: Running with virtual bulls. There are so many activities at the five-day gathering that are just plain fun. The week concludes with our annual Cisco Live Celebration at Petco Park in San Diego featuring good vibes, drinks, food, and live music. Past performers have included Lenny Kravitz, Maroon 5, and Imagine Dragons.

Cisco Live is gaining traction in all of our regions. It’s a not-to-be-missed event that many folks have attended yearly for their entire careers. I hope to see you there!


Ben Dawson

Vice President

Cisco Australia and New Zealand