The countdown is officially on. We are just one week away from welcoming over 16,000 customers, partners and colleagues to Barcelona for Cisco Live 2020, so now is the time to start thinking about what you hope to get out of the event; planning your agenda to suit your specific interests and needs.
We’ve put together a few tips on what you, as Service Providers, can expect to see throughout this much-anticipated event. With more than 130 sponsors and over 1,000 sessions, selecting what to attend and where to go can be a bit of a daunting task. We’re making it easy for you with some handy navigation points to help you make the most of your time at the event, making sure you experience the very best of what Cisco Live has to offer.

Your first port of call should be our Mainstage Session, Service Provider Revolution, taking place on Monday 27 January. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some real inspiration from Cisco’s top executives, as well as our partners and customers. You will hear directly from Jonathan Davidson, SVP/GM Service Provider Business, on how we’re defining the internet for the future by changing how networks are built, operated and trusted. Gordon Thompson, VP Enterprise Networking, will explain how digital transformation will drive business benefits without compromising the customer experience, and you will find out how to accelerate networks to new revenues. Click here to register your attendance at this session.

Following the Mainstage Session, we would be delighted for you to join our exclusive Service Provider Reception at the Salt Beach Club to network over drinks and tapas. We’ve arranged a free shuttle to get you to and from The Fira.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll be hosting Customer AdvoChat Sessions in The Gateway. You won’t want to miss out on hearing directly from our Service Provider customers, Colt and Orange, on how they’re using Cisco technology to transform their workplace, and securely manage and automate their networks. You can also hear from MasMovil who will talk about a recent collaboration project which aimed to change the way they work, and from Sparkle who will explore the AIOps tools they used to improve innovation agility. Click here to find out more.

The Service Provider Innovation Talk takes place on Wednesday in the World of Solutions. Join Michael Beesley, VP/CTO SP Networking, as he explores how Cisco is enabling Service Providers, media and web companies to transform their businesses. See how Cisco’s innovations along with new converged, cloud-enhanced, and fabric-based architectures will help you to reduce network cost and complexity, increase trust and security, and fuel revenue growth. Click here to add this session to your schedule.

Finally, you absolutely must take time throughout your week to visit the Service Provider Hub in the World of Solutions. Our SP Hub is your one-stop shop to explore multiple demos around 5G, network slicing, automation, security, NFVI, cloud initiatives and managed services. An exciting new addition this year is our Service Provider Wonderwall; a visual display full of equipment that tells Cisco’s end-to-end 5G story. This experience brings to life our Service Provider strategy and makes connections to our customers’ most important business challenges. Come visit us and take a demo tour or meet with our experts. You could also be in with a chance of winning one of our exclusive prizes, so make sure you stop by to find out how.

All of these details can be found in our Service Provider Guide to Cisco Live, so make sure you bookmark this link or head to the SP Hub to use this guide on one of our interactive touchscreens.

As you can see, there’s plenty to inspire you at Cisco Live. See you very soon in Barcelona!


Patricia Lopez

Marketing Manager

Service Provider Marketing EMEAR