Cisco Live’s keynote addresses are frank, down-to-earth discussions about the direction of Cisco and the industry. Attendees look forward to hearing about what’s on the horizon for Cisco solutions and the potential impact on their businesses.
The overall event will be hosted by Richard Kitts, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco.
Wednesday 6 March
Friday 8 March
Richard Kitts is the Vice President of Cisco Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he is responsible for driving profitable growth and market leadership through the innovative use of technology to transform business in Australia and New Zealand. Richard will be focused on solving our customers' most important business challenges with our more than 1,000 partners, while accelerating market adoption of key industry inflection points such as cloud, video and collaboration.
Prior to joining Cisco, he held a number of senior executive positions across Europe and Asia for Nokia Siemens Networks. His most recent role was Managing Director of Nokia Siemens Network Indonesia, where he successfully led the transformation of the Indonesian operation into one of the most successful in the world.
Throughout his 25 year career in the information and communications technology sector, Richard has earned a reputation for achievement in people leadership, business management and customer engagement. Previously, he has also worked for NASA, the European Space Agency and Motorola.
Richard holds an MBA from Southern Cross University in Australia.
Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work.
Carlos gives humorous, highly-animated presentations full of deep insight into how technology, and the right culture, can create winning companies. Drawing from his 20 years at Cisco, he talks about how technology is changing the rules of business and how to not get left behind.
Carlos addresses many questions about collaboration including what motivates people to collaborate, how to establish rewards for collaborating, how to find the right experts both inside and outside your company, and how to keep people coming together - online and in person.
Carlos is a member of the prestigious CDC Foundation which connects the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to innovative ideas and expertise from outside partners. He is also a board member at the Institute of Large Scale Innovation (ILSI) which is a group of international leaders who use innovation to help solve complex global challenges.
Before his current role, Carlos ran Worldwide Service Provider Operations for three years, and previously was Vice President for U.S. Service Provider Sales. Under his leadership, Service Provider grew from $500 million to $2.5 billion. Prior to that, he led Cisco's Enterprise line of business in the northeastern U.S. where he established Cisco in strategic markets such as financial services, media, government and pharmaceuticals.
He lives in New Jersey and prior to Cisco, held management positions at Timeplex, Inc. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, and at New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlanticom.
Everyone has at least one thing they want to do before they die. Some even have a list. But how many goals and dreams on this list are actually achieved?
In 2009, at the ripe-old age of 27, Sebastian realised that like most people, he has not achieved anything on his long-forgotten list. Sadly it was the death of a close friend that sparked his 'Eureka moment' but from that day Sebastian's life changed. It all started with one simple question; "Am I happy with my life?"
Answering 'NO', Sebastian decided to put pen to paper and write down 100 items that he'd always wanted to achieve in his life. By the time he finished writing he'd made a promise to himself that he'd drop everything else in his life in order to tick off every item from his list.
From Number 3 - Marry a Stranger in Vegas to Number 43 - Volunteer in an Orphanage, Sebastian's journey reads out like movie that leaves others shaking their head in amazement. From attaining a Guinness World record by crushing eggs with his toes (Number 19) to even delivering a complete strangers baby (Number 23), he's even attracted a book deal from Random House which was released on 1 December 2011.
The craziest thing is that he's done it with next to no money.
"What started as a journey based on my own goals and imagination though has turned into something so much bigger. Never in a million years did I think anyone would take inspiration from this trip, but I now receive emails from people around the world offering support, asking for advice and even thanking me! It's very humbling and it's clear to me now that the next challenge is in trying to help others get out of their comfort zone."