IT Management Program
9 – 11 March 2016

Cisco Live’s IT Management Program is designed to give IT Managers, Directors, VPs and CIOs the knowledge and skills to transform their IT organisations and drive positive change in their careers.

About IT Management Program at Cisco Live

We are excited to announce a dedicated IT Management Program, exclusively targeting IT Leaders at Cisco Live Melbourne 2016! Register early as space is limited.

Businesses increasingly rely on the IT department to lead innovation and drive value. This 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 technical expertise you need to help your organisation innovate and thrive.

This two and a half day event is designed specifically for IT leaders to focus on personal, business and technology leadership. We’ll explore the most important technology shifts impacting IT organisations today - cloud services, virtualisation, agile process management and digitisation Network with your peers and meet with Cisco IT executives, and benefit from the latest industry thought leadership.

Your IT Management Full Conference pass entitles you to:

  • The exclusive IT Management Program (Wednesday – Friday)
  • VIP seating at the Keynote Sessions (Wednesday – Friday)
  • Partner Case Studies (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Innovation Talks (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Access to World of Solutions (Wednesday - Friday)
  • World of Solutions Welcome Reception (Tuesday evening)
  • World of Solutions Happy Hour and a half (Wednesday evening)
  • Customer Appreciation Event (Thursday evening)
  • Exclusive access to Cisco Executives
  • Networking with peers from a variety of industries
  • Dedicated Breakfast and Lunch.

Please note: Your pass does not include access to technical/networkers breakout sessions.

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:

  • CIO's
  • Vice Presidents of IT
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • Project managers
  • IT architects

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 the latest 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, which share your interests.
  • Speak directly with key executives at Cisco.

Your Host

Julie Canepa

Julie Canepa
Regional IT Leader
Cisco, Australia and New Zealand

Julie Canepa is responsible for driving strategy to enable business & IT alignment in terms of growth, productivity and user experience across Cisco’s IT service portfolio.

Julie has been in the IT industry for 20 years developing practical experience working in a variety of global and regional leadership roles. She has held several IT leadership positions at Cisco specialising in sales, commerce, supply chain systems and operations. Key initiatives include Cisco's global ERP initiatives, Cisco's Commerce solutions, and delivering CRM, mobile first, and as-a-service capabilities to Cisco's Sales teams.  Her strong commitment to operational excellence and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally has resulted in great synergies between business and IT.

Julie is an active member of her community with special interest in promoting STEM education and women in technology initiatives.  She resides in Sydney, with her husband and 3 children.



9 March 2016

Time Agenda
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am Welcome
Julie Canepa, Regional IT Leader, Cisco, Australia and New Zealand
8:45am - 9:30am Leading in the Digital Era
Kevin Bandy, Senior Vice President, IT - Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco
9:30am - 10:15am The New World of IT
Lance Perry, Vice President, IT Customer Strategy and Success, Cisco
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea & Transition to Keynote
10:30am - 11:45am Cisco Live Keynote
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:40pm Digitisation and infrastructure - Cisco's IT Transformation
John Manville, Senior Vice President, IT - Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco
1:40pm - 2:20pm How APIs are Transforming IT and Why IT Executives Should Care
Susie Wee, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Networked Experiences and DevNet, Cisco
2:20pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:15pm Putting the Cloud to Work
3:15pm - 4:00pm Spearheading Big Change With Big Data
4:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:30pm - 5:30pm Adding Value to your Business - Best Practices and Lessons Learnt (Customer Panel)
Hosted by Darren Scott, Director, Consulting Services, Cisco, Australia and New Zealand
5:30pm - 6:00pm Network with Cisco IT
6:00pm - 7:30pm Happy Hour (and a half)
World of Solutions

10 March 2016

Time Agenda
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am Securing a Digitised World
John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cisco
9:30am - 10:30am Top 10 ICT Trends in 2016: Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco, Australia and New Zealand
10.30am - 11:00am Morning Tea & Transition to Keynote
11:00am - 12:00pm Cisco Live Keynote
12:00pm - 12:50pm Lunch
12:50pm - 1:35pm Building and Motivating a Fast(er) IT organisation
John Manville, Senior Vice President, IT - Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco
1:35pm - 2:20pm Collaborating in the Modern Workplace
Arthur Rosling, Manager, IT Customer Strategy and Success, Cisco Australia and New Zealand
2:20pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:15pm The Future of Working - Empowering the Mobile Workforce
Evan Parthenis, Senior Manager, IT, Cisco, Australia and New Zealand
3:15pm - 4:00pm Next Generation User Experience
V C Gopalratnam, Vice President, Information Technology, Cisco
4:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:30pm - 5:30pm The Importance of Culture (Panel Session)
Hosted by Jay Joiner, Vice President, Information Technology, Cisco, Asia Pacific and Japan
7:30pm - 11:30pm Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event
Central Pier, Docklands

11 March 2016

Time Agenda
8:00am - 8:45am Recovery Brekkie
8:45am - 10:15am Table Topics with the Cisco Leadership Team
10:15am - 11:15am Morning Tea
11:15am - 12:30pm Cisco Live Guest Keynote
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch & World of Solutions Closing

* Please note the agenda is subject to change

Customer Testimonials

Thank you so very much for offering the IT Management stream as an alternative to 'technical only' sessions. I will be recommending it to all of my colleagues who manage IT departments.
- Cisco Live 2015 IT Management Attendee

I always love seeing how Cisco IT tackles problems. Great to see we are not alone in our thinking.
- Cisco Live 2015 IT Management Attendee

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

Sample Sessions

Session ID Session Title View Session
ITMGEN-2645 Dealing with Today’s Cyber Security Challenge View Now
ITMGEN-2650 Customer Experience- How Cisco IT Moves the Needle

View Now

ITMGEN-2651 Talent 2020- Get Ready for the Next 5 Years View Now
ITMGEN-2629 Preparing for Strategic Technology Transitions View Now

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