IT Management Program

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IT Management Program

Businesses are increasingly relying on their IT department to drive innovation and value. This fundamental shift requires a leader equally at ease with changing business strategies and evolving technologies.

Cisco Live's 2014 IT Management Program brings together the special mix of business savvy and technological expertise you need to help your organisation innovate and thrive.

This year's program is designed to help you make the Internet of Everything a reality. Starting with discussions on IT as a Business, to perspectives on the future of innovation, and deep dives into next-gen technologies, we will present a well-rounded offering of sessions which allow you to learn from industry experts, including Cisco IT on how you can leverage technology to provide growth and productivity for your business. Please join us, and Accelerate your IT Transformation.

Who Should Attend

Cisco Live's IT Management program is designed to help people with a foot in both the IT and business worlds. It offers a unique 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 to senior level IT leaders

For a summary of “on-demand” offerings available from Cisco IT available outside this event, please download our flyer. Offerings are grouped into “IT Themes” of interest and  include a list of top Case Studies, Blog content and social media information.


Wednesday 19 March 2014

Time Agenda / Location Speaker

8:30am - 10:00am

The Future of IT
Rick Hutley
Vice President, Internet of Everything Solutions
Cisco Consulting Services
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea - - -
10:30am - 11:45am Cisco Live Keynote
(Plenary Hall)
Wim Elfrink
Executive Vice President
11:45am - 1:30pm Lunch - - -
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Intelligent Cyber Security For the Real World
Scott Lovett
Vice President
3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea - - -
3:30pm - 4:10pm Partner Case Studies Various
4:20pm - 5.20pm Your Career - How to Stay Relevant in a Rapidly Changing World
V.C. Gopalratnam
Vice President, Information Technology
6:00pm - 7:30pm World of Solutions Reception - - -

Thursday 20 March 2014

Time Agenda Speaker
8:30am - 9:30am Preparing For Strategic Technology Transitions
Kevin Bloch
Chief Technology Officer, Australia & New Zealand
9:30am - 10:30am Architecture Led Investment Planning at Cisco
Peter Jaeger
Program Manager
CITS Connected Architecture Practice
Information Technology, Cisco
10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea - - -
11:00am - 12:30pm CxO Panel:  How Are You Seizing Today’s Opportunities to Create Tomorrow’s Value?
Moderator: Jay Joiner, Vice President, Information Technology, Cisco
Scott Brown, CTO Cisco
Ric Lamb, CIO Crown
Mark Miller, CIO Dimension Data
Martha Rousselet, CIO Relationships Australia
Mark Sheppard, CIO General Electric Cisco
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch - - -
2:00pm - 3:00pm Application Centric Networks - What IT Leaders Can Do Today to Make Way for The Future
John Manville, Vice President, Cisco
Greg Duncan, Director, Global Infrastructure Services, Cisco
Julie Canepa, IT Manager, Cisco

Greg Duncan
Director, Global Infrastructure Services

Julie Canepa
IT Manager
3:00pm - 4:00pm Cisco’s Journey to the Cloud
Mike Paranihi
Director, IT
4:00pm - 4:30pm Afternoon Tea - - -
4:30pm - 6:00pm Looking Beyond BYOD
Evan Parthenis
Manager, Communication & Collaboration IT

Aaron Leung
General Manager, Managed Network Services Practice
7:00pm - 11:00pm Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event
(Exhibition Halls)
- - -

Friday 21 March 2014

Time Agenda Speaker
9:00am - 10:00am Cisco Live Guest Keynote
(Plenary Hall)
Mick Colliss
10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea

- - -

10:30am - 11:30am Change Management: Creating Passion
Robert Roffey
Director, Information Technology
11:30am - 12:30pm Tomorrow's Workplace: Connected, Collaborative, Creative
Giri Govindarajulu
Director, Information Technology
12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch - - -
2:00pm - 3:00pm Securing Cisco's Network - An Inside IT Perspective
Simon Finn
Information Security Architect

* Agenda is subject to change