IT Management Program

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IT Management Program

Thank you for your interest in the IT Management Program. The program is open to all full paying Cisco Live Melbourne delegates. If you'd like to be notified about the 2015 IT Management Program agenda once finalised, please contact  We look forward to seeing you in March.

Businesses increasingly rely on their IT departments to lead innovation and drive business value. This fundamental shift requires a leader equally at ease with changing business strategies and evolving technologies. Cisco Live's IT Management Program brings together the special mix of business savvy and technological expertise you need to help your organisation innovate and thrive.

Join us for the 2015 IT Management Program, designed to focus on leadership: personal, business and technology. In addition, we plan to explore the impact of the Internet of Everything and what it means for you and how you can leverage it to drive productivity and reduce expenses. The IT Management Program has grown over the last three years, so be sure to schedule your sessions early to secure your place.

If you have specific questions regarding the IT Management program offering, please email us.

Who Should Attend

The IT Management Program at Cisco Live is designed for people with their feet in both the IT and business worlds. It offers a mix of business and technical sessions in an interactive forum that can help you find answers to the biggest questions facing today's IT leaders. The program is suited for:

  • IT Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Vice Presidents of IT
  • Project managers
  • IT architects
  • Middle and senior level IT leaders

Your Hosts

Your Hosts for the Cisco Live IT Management Program

Cisco executives VC Gopalratnam and Jay Joiner will share the hosting duties for the IT Management Program. As experienced leaders of large IT organisations, they understand the challenges today’s IT managers face. They’ll help keep the focus on the topics that matter most to you.

V C Gopalratnam

VC Gopalratnam

Vice President, Information Technology

V C Gopalratnam (Gopal) is the Vice President & CIO for Cisco India. As a core member of Cisco's Executive Leadership Staff in India, he also serves as the Theatre Relationship Executive for the region. Gopal is the executive sponsor for the Cisco on Cisco program, based in Bangalore.

Gopal is a veteran in the hi-tech industry with over 22 years' experience in consulting, re-engineering, leading, and managing with global corporations. With extensive skills in areas of information technology, risk management, supply chain services, compliance and auditing, and business process re-engineering - Gopal has maintained focus on metrics driven success and growth for global businesses.

Jay Joiner

Jay Joiner

Vice President, Information Technology, Asia Pacific Region

Jay Joiner is the IT Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region. This includes the ASEAN, India, ANZ, Greater China and Japan Theatres, where he is responsible for developing the local relationship with executives and business stakeholders. He also serves as the IT Leader for the region representing all IT functions.

Jay comes to Cisco as a Business and Information Technology executive with broad experience in Engineering, Construction Management, Manufacturing and Consulting Services. Over his 35 year career, Jay has had extensive global experience in IT infrastructure deployments, offshore programs, strategic outsourcing, ERP implementation, technology strategies, shared services and program management.


The IT Management Program agenda will be available here soon

Benefits of Attending

Information is the essential commodity in helping you build and sustain a competitive advantage. The IT Management Program delivers the kind of information you need in a variety of ways. At Cisco Live, you can:

  • Attend exclusive IT Management sessions presented by Cisco and industry executives.
  • Learn how Cisco prioritises its own IT objectives.
  • Understand how to use cutting-edge technology to support your business objectives.
  • Hear about Cisco’s strategic vision for the next 12 to 18 months.
  • Network with peers across a breadth of industries who share your interests.
  • Speak directly with key executives at Cisco.

Sample Sessions

Session ID Session Title View Session
ITMGEN-2629 Preparing for Strategic Technology Transitions Go Now
ITMGEN-2637 Change Management: Creating Passion

Go Now

ITMGEN-2627 Your Career - How to Stay Relevant in a Rapidly Changing World Go Now
ITMGEN-2632 Intelligent Cyber Security for the Real World Go Now

Customer Testimonials

3rd year attended and gets better every year. The IT Management stream is great for my role.
- Cisco Live 2014 IT Management Attendee

I liked the mix, breadth, and depth of sessions. Content is very relevant to today's issues.
- Cisco Live 2014 IT Management Attendee

Great networking opportunity and to meet / catch-up with major Cisco leaders and partners.
- Cisco Live 2014 IT Management Attendee

Good speakers and relevant topics delivered with a real life approach.
- Cisco Live 2014 IT Management Attendee

Excellent content, which applies to all people. Not just those who are already in management.
- Cisco Live 2014 IT Management Attendee

- Cisco Live 2014 IT Management Attendee

John Chambers Invite

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO invites you to join us at Cisco live AU 2014, San Francisco, California, May 18-22, 2014.