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


IT Management Program at Cisco Live

Fast, Simple & Adaptive IT

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Time Agenda / Location Speaker
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast - - -

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome Julie Canepa
IT Theatre Leader ANZ

8:45am - 9:45am

The Future of IT
Lance Perry
Vice President, IT Customer Strategy & Success
10:00am - 10:30am Break - - -
10:30am - 11:45am Cisco Live Keynote
(Plenary Hall)
Chuck Robbins
Senior Vice President
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch - - -
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Fast IT: What it is and What it Means to You
VC Gopalratnam
Vice President, Globalisation IT Services
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break - - -
2:45pm - 3:30pm How Application Centric Networks Enable
the Internet of Everything

John Manville
Senior Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services
3:30pm - 4:15pm Unleashing Fast IT in the Data Centre
Mike Paranihi
IT Director
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break - - -
4:30pm - 5:15pm More information to come!
(ITMGEN-2643 - Rm 106)
- - -
5:15pm - 6:00pm IT Managers Networking Event Hosted by the Cisco IT Team
6:00pm - 7:30pm World of Solutions Reception - - -

Thursday 19 March 2015

Time Agenda / Location Speaker
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast - - -
8:30am - 9:30am Fast IT: The Key to Accelerating Innovation with the Internet of Everything
Joseph Bradley
General Manager, Cisco Consulting Services
9:30am - 10:30am Dealing with Today’s Cyber Security Challenge
John Stewart
Senior Vice President, Security
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea - - -
11:00am - 12:00pm Technical Keynote
(Plenary Hall)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch - - -
1:00pm - 2:30pm CxO Panel: How IT Can Influence Business & Create Value
Host: Jay Joiner
Vice President, Information Technology
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break  
2:45pm - 3:45pm Preparing your Organisation for the Future of Work and Collaboration
Evan Parthenis
Manager, Communication & Collaboration IT
4:15pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea - - -
4:30pm - 5:30pm Supporting Cloud Infrastructure Requires a New Way of Thinking
Arthur Rosling
Manager, Global Infrastructure Services
7:30pm - 11:30pm Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event
(Exhibition Halls)
- - -

Friday 20 March 2015

Time Agenda Speaker
8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast - - -
8:45am - 9:45am Big(ger) on Big Data and Analytics - Are You?
Kevin Bloch
Chief Technology Officer, Australia & New Zealand
9:45am - 10:45am Customer Experience - How Cisco IT Moves the Needle
Bram Van Spaendonk
Manager, Cisco Strategy & Success
10:45am - 11:15am Break - - -
11:15am - 12:30pm Cisco Live Guest Keynote
(Plenary Hall)
Dr Clio Cresswell
Michael McQueen
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch - - -
2:00pm - 3:00pm Talent 2020 - Get Ready for the Next 5 Years
(ITMGEN-2651 - Rm 106)

***Prizes drawn
VC Gopalratnam
Jay Joiner
Lance Perry
John Manville

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

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