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Visit our virtual exhibitor booth and be entered for your chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods!


October 27-29, 2020

Between education now and education next, there’s a bridge.

Join Cisco at EDUCAUSE Digital 2020 and learn how our solutions unite the physical and virtual campus to simplify administration, enhance learning, facilitate research, and provide security.

The rise of distance and hybrid learning means students, faculty, and staff are relying on your IT infrastructure like never before. Security and privacy are paramount. But you also need solutions that are simple to use, work together seamlessly, and are backed by world-class support.

That’s why educators everywhere trust Cisco. We understand education. Our purpose is to power an inclusive future for all, and we’re committed to helping you ensure continuity of learning for everyone. Whether you’re reimagining your campus, supporting research teams, or providing secure remote access for distance learning, count on Cisco to help you every step of the way.

Plus – visit our virtual exhibitor booth and be entered for your chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods! View giveaway rules and regulations here

Join our virtual office hours during EDUCAUSE

Details and instructions on how to join our virtual office hours will be posted within the coming weeks.

Our Cisco Education Subject Matter Experts will be available during exhibitor hours to meet, explore Cisco solutions, and answer questions.

Tuesday, 10/27

10:00-11:00 am ET

1:00–2:00 pm ET

4:45–6:00 pm ET

Wednesday, 10/28

3:00–4:45 pm ET



Thursday, 10/29

1:45–3:00 pm ET



Virtual office hour topics:

Hybrid learning

  • Hybrid learning spaces
  • Secure distance learning
  • Faculty professional development

New campus design

  • Mobile experiences including location services
  • Student wellness with proximity analytics
  • Video analytics and physical security

Remote working

  • Build a flexible campus
  • Network, endpoint, and web security
  • Administrative collaboration and remote working

Research innovations

  • Remote research and collaboration
  • High-performance computing
  • Research cloud security

Residential living

  • Student home Wifi experience in campus housing

Schedule a 1:1 meeting with a Cisco executive during EDUCAUSE

Interested in meeting 1:1 with a Cisco executive? Contact your Cisco representative to request a meeting.

Speaking sessions

How IT is Enabling Higher Education to Keep Students and Faculty Safe and Connected

Tuesday, October 27 | 2:00–2:20 pm ET


  • Simon Tompson | Cisco Meraki
  • Dr. Sasi Pillay, Vice President and CIO | Washington State University
  • Shai Silberman, IT - Director of Network Services | San Jose State University

Washington State University (WSU) and San Jose State University (SJSU) each found innovative ways to support students and staff as they continued teaching and learning during the pandemic. In this session, learn how WSU is bridging the digital divide with the help of outdoor Wi-Fi and how SJSU is accelerating digital transformation to ensure campus safety.

The Adaptive University: How UNC Charlotte Kept Students Learning

Tuesday, October 27 | 3:00–3:45 pm ET


  • Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Principal - US Public Sector CTO Office | Cisco
  • Dr. Mike Carlin, Vice Chancellor for Technology, and CIO | UNC Charlotte
  • Jesse Beauman, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Infrastructure | UNC Charlotte 

UNC Charlotte found innovative ways to continue their educational mission despite the pandemic. Looking beyond the campus bubble, they leveraged new technology and advanced security to turn the university on a dime. Learn how they unified their security portfolio with Cisco SecureX to support students, faculty and staff with simplicity and transparency.

Security 101: Improving the Changing Security Posture for Higher Ed

Thursday, October 29 | 12:25–12:45 pm ET


  • Steve Edwards, Security Operations Manager, Duo Security | Cisco
  • Adrienne Moore, Consulting Systems Engineer | Cisco Umbrella

The higher education sector's access needs are hitting a new level of complexity. Faculty, students, alumni, staff, and others are accessing information from more places--and on more devices--in an unprecedented amount. How can institutions secure access to critical applications and data whether users are on or off-campus?

Creating an Easy to Implement Yet Secure Learning Environment

A two-part series available on-demand during EDUCAUSE

Providing reliable access to digital resources with continuous connections, improving security posture, and dealing with outdated perimeter-focused security models are all challenges being faced by the higher education sector today. Learn how your institution can keep users secure on and off-campus.


Wendy Nather, Head, Advisory CISOs, Duo Security

Jesse Beauman, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Infrastructure, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Mike Carlin, Vice Chancellor for Technology, and CIO, UNC Charlotte

Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Principal - US Public Sector CTO Office, Cisco

Dr. Sasi Pillay, Vice President and CIO, Washington State University

Shai Silberman, IT - Director of Network Services, San Jose State University

Simon Tompson, Cisco Meraki

Don’t miss our customer appreciation event during EDUCAUSE!

Wednesday, October 28 | 4:30–5:15 pm ET

Join our Cisco Education Leadership Team for 45 minutes of trivia! Put your sports knowledge to the test and be entered for your chance to win a Yeti cooler. Each attendee will receive a Cisco branded traveler mug. 

Valid for US participants only. In order to participate in this drawing, you must affirm and confirm through your internal organization’s ethics and/or legal office that you are legally authorized to accept the drawing prize if you/your institution’s name is ultimately drawn. 

View the rules and regulations for the Yeti giveaway and the Cisco branded mug giveaway.

Visit the Cisco Meraki, DUO, and Umbrella virtual booth at EDUCAUSE

Whether your users are on- or off-campus, protecting your networks and providing a multi-functional security approach is our priority.

Streamline administration

Improve administrative processes, including more efficient staff collaboration and better student retention programs, regardless of where administrators are located.

Facilitate safety and security

Protect the physical and virtual campus: create a greater sense of personal safety and security. 

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