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  • Date:Tuesday, Oct 28 – 
    Thursday, Oct 30
  • Location:Convention Center
    Ankara, UK
  • Duration:Full Day
  • Attendance:In Person
  • Fee:No Charge
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TOMORROW starts here. Lead the Change.

Live Panel Session

This will be a full day of stimulating and practical presentations.

We all also connect, via TelePresence, with four other European locations and the US for a live panel session on how "Collaboration can be used to integrate geographically disparate groups and reduce carbon emissions."


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Now in its 6th year, the Executive Symposium at Cisco Live is the invitation-only, executive-level experience at Cisco's largest annual IT and communications conference. The Executive Symposium is an incubation ground for peer ideation and problem-solving to help you lead the change in your organizations. Discussions will focus on:

  • Developing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Architecting a flexible technology roadmap
  • The role of technology leaders as entrepreneurs running lines of the business
  • IT as the connector linking people and ideas across organizations
  • Playing the role of futurist anticipating how people will live, work and play

Why Attend

A Reimagined Event Experience

With interaction top of mind–peer-to-peer networking, collaboration, and conversations–this year's physical space and content will embody the very engagement, social-mobile and collaboration trends creating competitive advantage for today's leading organizations. The event will offer more choice and variety of subject matter and learning formats.

Learning Formats

The learning formats at this year's event will blend theory and trends with "roll up your sleeves" problem-solving. The Executive Symposium will once again feature the best and brightest storytellers, facilitators, and discussion catalysts from business and academia including the public and private sectors.

  • Masters Classes – World-renown business leaders, strategists, and best-selling authors teach executive-level trainings that blend theory and strategy with hands-on interactivity.
  • Peer Roundtables – Participants with common interests meet in groups of no more than 25 to productively explore topics identified both before and during the event.
  • Strategic Connections – From 1:1 meetings to expert-led panels, participants get strategic guidance on the challenges they're facing today from leadership and technology to industry trends and other top of mind issues.
  • Collaboration MicroSessions – Peers, partners and Cisco experts present rapid release "speed briefings" and white-boarding sessions in 20 -minute Cliff-notes style overviews of trends, topics and best practices.
  • Workshops – Immersive pre-event workshops on topics that require deeper, broader instruction and conversation.
  • Technology Direction Sessions – Traditional 45-60 minute sessions focused on a specific Cisco technology solutions offering intelligence and insights technology leaders need to build tomorrow's solutions while still addressing today's reality.

Location and Show Dates


The Venetian | Palazzo Congress Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Dates

October 20 – 24, 2014

Booth Info

Cisco Booth 1000

Exhibit Dates and Times

Tuesday, October 21

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 23

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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The following is the preliminary agenda for the Executive Symposium at Cisco Live 2013 and is subject to change. Sessions and activities will continue to expand in the coming months. Check back often for the latest program updates.

Monday, June 24

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Windermere Foyer

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Opening Networking Reception

Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

Peer networking to activate vital relationship building.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Strategy Workshop

A Blueprint for Growth: Thriving, Leading and Creating Value in an Internet of Everything World

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

What are the necessary components of today's innovation fueled growth strategy? What should we innovate? How much is enough? In this session, we hone in on innovation's definition, barriers and execution models to define the role of innovation in today's growth strategy.

Carlos Dominguez, Chief Tech-Nowist and Senior Vice President, Cisco

Presentation Slides (PPT 2.9MB)
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Master Class

Grand Challenges: Meet the Abundance Economy

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

Powerful opportunities occur when 7 billion people have a voice and use it. When we connect with a global community of innovators and collaborators, no challenge will be left unanswered. Peter Diamandis will elevate CXO thinking around the challenges they face today with his bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research and surprising statistics. He reveals where technology leaders can increase their relevance by turning the opportunity to implement exponential technologies into competitive advantage.

Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, the co-founder and chairman of Singularity University and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, "Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think"

Presentation Slides (PPT 1.2MB)
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Peer Networking: Leveraging Innovation and Exponential Technologies

Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

How are your peers using exponential technologies today and where are tomorrow's exciting applications? What is right mix of innovation investment to propel an innovation-fueled growth strategy?

Presentation Slides (PPT 5.7MB)
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Windermere Foyer

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


Windermere Ballroom, Symposium Cafe

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

One-on-One Meetings with Cisco and External Executives

Windermere Ballroom, One-on-One Meeting Areas

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Deriving Value through Inclusion and Collaboration

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

We will explore the importance of inclusion and collaboration strategies to business leaders through our research and customer case studies. CXOs will gain a clear understanding of how to adopt and utilize collaboration technologies to accelerate business value.

Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco
Joseph Bradley, General Manager and Senior Director, Cisco IBSG Consulting Services, Cisco

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

IoT: Understanding the Opportunity of Universal Connections

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

Connecting all of the unconnected people, process and data to the internet is a massive charter for any individual organization. What is the framework for this migration? And what are the strategies business leaders can employ to support this influx? Examples of organizations successfully harnessing the IoT opportunity abound. What can we learn from their early adoption?

Joseph Bradley, General Manager and Senior Director, Cisco IBSG Consulting Services, Cisco
Chris Rezendes, President, INEX Advisers, LLC With Customer Catalysts

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Transfer to Orlando Convention Center

Shuttle departure at end of Windermere
OCCC West Hall D1&2 VIP Entrance

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cisco Live Keynote

TOMORROW starts here Keynote

OCCC West Hall D1&2 VIP Entrance

Do you have a vision for tomorrow? Join Chairman and CEO John Chambers, Chief Futurist Dave Evans, and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior as they explore the new opportunities and amazing things that can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. The Internet of the future–the Internet of Everything–brings together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before. The Internet of Everything turns information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries. Only an application-centric, intelligent network can bring the Internet of Everything to life, and only Cisco has the open standard, integrated architecture from the cloud to end devices to help you use your existing investments to build it. Come and discover your role in the Internet of Everything and share Cisco's vision for the future with Cisco leadership.

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco
Dave Evans, Chief Futurist, Cisco

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Transfer to the Peabody Orlando

Windermere Ballroom

11:45 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.

Executive Lunch

Windermere Ballroom, Symposium Cafe

Participants will gain a better understanding of Cisco's leadership vision.

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco
Dave Evans, Chief Futurist, Cisco
Edzard Overbeek, Senior Vice President, Cisco Services, Cisco

1:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Transfer Break

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Leadership Breakouts

Breakouts: The Business-Minded IT Transformation

Windermere Ballroom

What does the business-minded IT transformation have to do with technology leaders? Where should they focus?

Option 1: Leading the IT Future State Roundtable
Windermere Ballroom, Strategy Hub

Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby will lead a roundtable discussion on the future state of IT, her leadership inside the organization and catalyze a peer discussion on next steps.

Led by Rebecca Jacoby, Senior Vice President, IT and Cloud & Systems Management Technology Group and CIO, Cisco
With Discussion Catalysts

Option 2: IT as a Service
Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

In some organizations, IT is leading revenue-driven partnerships. These highly collaborative focused teams are aligning IT with line of business colleagues, as well as, with external customers. How can this view of IT help you create new value for your organization?

Led by TBD

Option 3: Getting a Seat at the Table: Translating the Business Value of Technology
Windermere Ballroom, Connections Center

Are your line of business partners evaluating technology projects without fully understanding project implications on IT? How will you help colleagues implement new capabilities while limiting organizational costs? Does your organization have a clearly-defined digital business strategy?

Learn from peer technology leaders who have navigated this tricky new IT paradigm. Hear best practices for articulating the business value of technology. Get clear on how to best position IT as the driver of organizational goals and innovation. Take home a detailed roadmap for establishing IT as the driver of your organization's digital business strategy.

Led by Sandy Hogan, Vice President Business Transformation, Cisco
With Discussion Catalysts

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Security Innovations: Securing the Organization of the Future

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

With the proliferation of mobile devices and application usage, enhanced productivity comes by way of an open infrastructure. What will this newly interconnected, environment look like? We see the latest wave of intelligence-based security shifting the traditional paradigm to an increasingly pervasive one. As we redefine the future of security, we must re-balance risk with agility and adaptive controls. What will Big Data's role be in all of this? And how will we embrace information sharing at scale?

Led by Chris Young, Senior Vice President of the Security and Government Group, Cisco
With Discussion Catalysts

3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Break Through Ideas: Software is Eating the World

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

A conversation with Marc Andreessen

Interviewed by Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco

3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Q&A: as the New Business Model

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

Audience Questions and Answers

Doug Merritt, Senior Vice President, Products & Solutions Marketing, Cisco
Colin Kincaid, Vice President, Product Management Marketing and Architecture, Cisco

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Spotlight on Trends

Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

A rapid fire preview of the trends creating competitive advantage today and tomorrow. See a new possibility? Explore these tastemaker offerings in small group formats.

COLLABORATION: Vishakha Radia, Collaboration Business Transformation, Cisco
COMPLEXITY: Justin Lyon, Founder and Howard Park, Managing Director, Simudyne
BIG DATA: Chris Moody, COO, Gnip

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

An Evening Dinner Reception with Cisco Leadership

Windermere Foyer

Join John Chambers and other Cisco executives for an informal exchange of ideas. Reception sponsored by Cisco Capital.

John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco
Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco

Cisco Capital

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Windermere Foyer

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


Windermere Ballroom, Symposium Cafe

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Big Ideas Bazaar

Planning for a New Business Environment

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

From the DNA of tomorrow's organizations to the trends that could impact you, we connect the highlights from our corporate technology roadmap. By analyzing what industry is doing we can connect actionable trends to tangible future advantages. We know the best way to solve today's business challenges is to enable tomorrow's opportunities. Together, we will invent better, industry-leading solutions. Let the re-imagination begin.

Tapping into the wisdom of the assembled symposium, we will develop a technology roadmap that encompasses our work together over the past 2½ days.

Led by Scott Puopolo, Vice President, Global Head, Service Provider Practice, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco

  • Small group huddles with subject experts
  • One-on-Ones with Cisco and external executives
  • In conversation with technology partner, CSC
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Transfer to the Orlando Convention Center

OCCC West Hall D1&2 VIP Entrance

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cisco Live Keynote

Keynote: Unlocking the Value of Innovation

OCCC West Hall D1&2 VIP Entrance

As your technology and business partner, Cisco is innovating inside and out to help you take advantage of tomorrow's opportunities.

On Wednesday, June 26, join Rob Lloyd and Edzard Overbeek, as they lay out Cisco's current efforts to align business outcomes with end-to-end solutions that help you shape your business for the future. From cloud to mobile to data in motion, Cisco fuels innovation that helps you increase efficiencies and unlock the intelligence of the network-because amazing things happen when you connect the previously unconnected.

Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco
Edzard Overbeek, Senior Vice President, Cisco Services, Cisco

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Transfer to World of Solutions

OCCC West Hall C

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

World of Solutions VIP Tour

OCCC West Hall C

Led by Doug Merritt, Senior Vice President, Products and Solutions Marketing, Cisco VIP tour of Cisco's World of Solutions Innovation Zone. Refreshments will be served.

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Transfer back to The Peabody Orlando Hotel

Windermere Ballroom, The Peabody Orlando Hotel

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Casual Peer Connections Lunch

Windermere Ballroom, Symposium Cafe

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Master Class + Real-Time Consultations

Play To Win: Leading Sustainable Growth

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

Today's technology investments are positioning leaders at the core of sustainable growth and innovation. A.G. Lafley, one of today's most effective catalysts for growth-oriented success, will provide us with a better sense of how leaders in organizations of all sizes can guide everyday actions with larger strategic goals. A.G. tells us about the essential elements that will determine our success–where to play, and more importantly, how to win. Problem-solving and interactive Q&A with audience

A.G. Lafley, former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble, author, "Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works"

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Windermere Ballroom, Big Ideas Theatre

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

On Your Own: Explore Partner Solutions at the World of Solutions

OCCC West Hall C

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Customer Appreciation Event

Universal Studios. Shuttles depart from the OCCC West Hall.

Thursday, June 27

Continue your educational journey with an optional extension at the IT Management Program at Cisco Live on Thursday. This includes luncheon roundtable discussions with Cisco executives and access to all IT Management Program sessions.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast at the IT Management Program

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F), Room 330

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Technology Directions: Enterprise Architecture

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F), Room 330

Is your enterprise network ready to take you where you want to go? Will it support the business applications that you are being asked to support? In this keynote, you will hear how Cisco is unifying access, building out new network services and making the network more manageable so you can meet the coming needs of your organization. We will also show you how you can support more aspects of your business using the network as a platform for the Internet of Things.

Rob Soderbery, SVP/GM, Enterprise Networking, Cisco

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Technology Direction Breakouts at the IT Management Program

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F)

Attend these architecture sessions to gain insights about Cisco product direction and understand future investments.

Session 1: Technology Directions: How Cisco Addresses Today and Tomorrow's Infrastructure Challenges

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F) Room TBD

A day in the life of an enterprise CIO can be daunting–challenges such as managing complex environments, security and ongoing TCO pressures face us every day. Addressing these challenges offer opportunities to significantly improve operations, productivity and have an impact on the bottom line if done successfully. This session will provide an insider's look at these challenges and offer strategies and technologies to maximize IT environments today and for the future.

David Yen, Senior Vice President, Cisco
John Manville, Senior Vice President, Cisco

Session 2: Technology Directions: Collaboration

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F) Room TBD

25 billion devices are expected to be connected by 2015. It is clear that we are in the midst of a major market transition where consumers are demanding an increasingly mobile, social, visual and virtual experience. Learn how Cisco's collaboration and video solutions are creating an integrated experience for consumers at work, at home or on the go, and how you can transform your business challenges into new growth opportunities.

Session 3: Technology Directions: Securing our Next Generation Networks and Data Centers

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F) Room TBD

Rapid changes in the world around us, driven by cloud, mobility and the Internet of Everything, are creating significant opportunities for global organizations. Those organizations that want to be agile and prepared to grow need a security environment that can evolve with them. With these environmental changes, the sophistication with which cyber threats and attacks are carried out continues to grow rapidly and attackers are increasingly able to circumvent traditional security systems. Countering these intelligent adversaries to protect our networks and our data centers will require a an integrated security approach, more advanced security techniques and technologies, and an investment in governance to prepare our people and innovations. Join Christopher Young for a discussion on the evolving threat landscape and how Cisco is leading the way with an integrated security strategy that will support the growth and evolution of our customers' businesses.

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Looking Forward: Rapid-fire technology talks on core areas of interest

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F) Room TBD

Explore the latest topics in technology: Autonomic Networking and the Future of IPv6 with our distinguished engineers from Cisco.

Steinthor Bjarnason, Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Eric Vyncke, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Executive Hosted Lunch at the IT Management Program

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F), Lobby

Executive lunch included tour of the World of Solutions.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delivering Business Value with Collaboration

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F), Room 330

Best in class Collaboration: Learn how leading companies are not just looking at Collaboration (meetings, video, social...) but are actually embedding it in to business process. This creates the ultimate differentiation and innovation for how people in organizations will serve customers and engage and empower employees. To what extent are you and your company a best in class collaborator? How would you know? Cisco has developed a best practices framework to assess where you score vs. world class collaborators. We will review 5 of the key world-class collaborators and share examples of how they are using collaboration to drive business impact and competitive advantage. We also highlight strategies for overcoming some of the barriers to becoming a world class collaborator. What defines world class collaborators? What extra-ordinary business impact are they achieving because of Collaboration?

Jai Valluri, Director, Customer Business Transformation, Cisco

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Break at the IT Management Program

OCCC West Hall, Level 3 (above Hall F) Foyer

Break on your own. Visit the World of Solutions.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closing Cisco Live Keynote

OCCC West Hall D

Sir Richard Branson

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Speaker 1

Marc Andreessen, Co-founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Noted innovator and creator Marc Andreessen is a co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that provides seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to technology companies. The firm manages $2.7 billion in three funds, with portfolio holdings that include Airbnb, Actifio, Box, Fab.com, Facebook, Foursquare, GitHub, Jawbone, Lytro, Pinterest, Silver Tail Systems and Twitter. Previously, he co-created the pioneering Mosaic Internet browser and co-founded Netscape, now part of AOL. He also co-founded Loudcloud, which as Opsware became part of Hewlett-Packard. He serves on the boards of eBay, Facebook, Glam Media, Hewlett-Packard, Bump, Kno, Rockmelt, and TinyCo.


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John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco

John Chambers is Chairman and CEO of Cisco. He has helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to record revenues of $46 billion in FY12. In 2006, Chambers was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role. Chambers has received numerous awards for his leadership over his past 17 years at the helm of Cisco, including the 2012 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute, Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People," one of Barron's' "World's Best CEOs," the "Best Boss in America" by 20/20, one of BusinessWeek's "Top 25 Executives Worldwide," "CEO of the Year" by Chief Executive Magazine, the Business Council's "Award for Corporate Leadership," and "Best Investor Relations by a CEO" from Investor Relations Magazine three times. During his tenure as CEO, Cisco has been named to Fortune's "America's Most Admired Company" list since 1999 ranking number one in the Network Communications category eight times, BusinessWeek's "Top 50 Performers" list six times, Forbes' "Leading Companies in the World," and is one of the top 10 places to work in the United States, China, Germany, France, India, UK, Australia, Singapore, and several other countries.


Speaker 4

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation

The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!

Peter Diamandis is a key figure in the spaceflight industry and co-founder of the Singularity University. His X PRIZE Foundation creates "radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity" through awards of $10 million; one of these, the Ansari X Prize, resulted in the first private-sector manned spaceflight. He spurs innovation in technology through intelligent risk-taking, maverick thinking, and environments where failure is allowed and celebrated. His presentations show how organizations can incentivize breakthroughs for new products and strategies and reinvent their industries. Diamandis holds a graduate degree in aerospace engineering from MIT and an MD from Harvard Medical School.


Speaker 4

Carlos Dominguez, Chief Tech-Nowist and Senior Vice President, Cisco

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.


Speaker 4

Dave Evans, Chief Futurist, Senior Director & Chief Technologist, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco

In his roles as chief futurist for Cisco, and senior director and chief technologist of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Innovations Practice, Dave Evans is equal parts blue-sky prognosticator and hands-on builder and tester. On any given day, he might be pondering the social implications of people living to be 200 ("Your 401[k] would surely run out," he muses) or demonstrating a drag-and-drop car dashboard that could be in dealer showrooms in just a few model years.


Speaker 4

A.G. Lafley, Former Chairman, CEO, and President of Procter & Gamble

A.G. Lafley is Procter & Gamble's former chairman of the board, CEO, and president, serving from 2000 to 2010. There he led the firm in a turnaround during which sales doubled, profits quadrupled, its market value increased by more than $100 billion, and its portfolio of billion-dollar brands grew from 10 to 24. Lafley currently is a special advisor at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; a director at General Electric and Legendary Pictures; and a chairman at Hamilton College. His lectures are focused on helping audiences understand the challenge of achieving sustainable growth. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Speaker 4

Robert Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco

As President, Development and Sales, Robert Lloyd is responsible for Cisco's development and sales efforts, as the company creates tighter connections between customer requirements and innovation, along with ensuring greater speed-to-market. Lloyd's organization manages the alignment and acceleration of Cisco's technology innovation to enable a faster response to market transitions, increased customer relevance, and growth. Lloyd is also a member of the Cisco Executive Committee, which sets strategic direction for each of Cisco's market segments.


Speaker 4

Justin Lyon, Founder and CEO, Simudyne

Justin Lyon is founder and CEO of Simudyne, an enterprise simulation firm that builds places where decisions can be made, tested, and understood. Lyon developed and then sold his first business while still in college, and subsequently joined Agency.com in its Strategy practice. After pursuing graduate studies in system dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he worked as an independent consultant and applied simulation methods to topics such as launching a new fabric conditioner in an Eastern European country, analyzing the growth of radical Islamists in Afghanistan, and studying the conflict and subsequent restoration of peace in Sierra Leone.


Speaker 4

Edzard Overbeek, Senior Vice President, Cisco Services

Edzard Overbeek is Senior Vice President for Cisco Services. He manages the Cisco services business portfolio, which delivers unique and strategic consulting, platform, advanced and technical services solutions to customers and partners worldwide. His focus is to help our customers transform their businesses through intelligent networked-based service offerings that support their business goals and increase their competitiveness, as well as ensuring efficient business and technical operations throughout the lifecycle of the network.


Speaker 4

Howard Park, Managing Director, Simudyne

Howard Park is an expert in visualization, analytics, and modeling with 17 years of management consulting and operational experience. In a distinguished career, he has implemented several emerging technology applications, including neural-network systems, system dynamics, Monte Carlo simulations, 3D visualization, agent-based models, and other tools used to solve complex business and management problems. Previously, Park was Managing Director of Model Answers, acquired by Simudyne, and has also worked with Fortune 500, private, and nonprofit clients including Amway, BP, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Coca-Cola Foods, Halliburton, HP, Manpower, Shell, Sysco, and Taiwan National Semiconductor.


Speaker 4

Chris Rezendes, President, Inex Advisors

Chris Rezendes, President of Inex Advisors, has nearly 22 years of experience analyzing, advising, and operating mission-critical technology businesses. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the largest and most respected companies in the industrial, embedded, defense, infrastructure, and information technology industries. His clients have included nearly three-fourths of the Electronics Business Top 100 OEMs, most of the Information Week 100, every tech-focusedmember of the Fortune 500, and dozens of early stage companies.


Speaker 4

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Cisco

Cisco Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior is charged with aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable Cisco to anticipate, shape and lead major market transitions. Warrior helps drive technology and operational innovation across the company and oversees strategic partnerships; mergers and acquisitions; the integration of new business models; the incubation of new technologies; and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.

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Sessions and Demonstrations

Sessions and Demonstrations

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ITPA – Monitoring Through Remediation for SAP HANA

Speaker: John Stone, Marketing Manager, Cisco
Date: Tuesday, October 21
Time: Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Bellini 2105, Level 2


The Internet of Everything: How it Will Transform the Way Business is Done

Speaker: Erik Lillestolen, Product Manager, Cisco
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lando, 201A


ACI/Cloud – Dynamic Governance and Compliance in a Distributed IT Environment

Speaker: Sandeep Agrawal, Senior Marketing Manager, ACI solutions, Cisco
Speaker: Ted Street, Director, Office of the CTO, VCE
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bellini 2105, Level 2


TDI – Back to the Future

Speaker: Michael Moore, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Bellini 2105, Level 2


IoT - Cisco and SAP - Application Enablement and Analytics Innovation in IoT

Speaker: Erik Lillestolen, Product Manager, Cisco
Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Location: TEC 240


ACI/Cloud - Dynamic Governance and Compliance in a Distributed IT Environment

Speaker: Sandeep Agrawal, Senior Marketing Manager, ACI solutions, Cisco
Speaker: Ted Street, Director, Office of the CTO, VCE
Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Location: Bellini 2105, Level 2


Expert Networking Session

Speaker: Michael Moore, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Lounge 3

Speaker: Rajiv Thomas, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Lounge 3


Cisco Speaking Session in the Intel Booth

Speaker: Erik Lillestolen, Product Manager, Cisco
Title: Internet of Things - Cisco and SAP - Application Enablement and Analytics Innovation in IoT
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 21 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, October 22 at 2 p.m.
Location: Intel booth 3000


Demonstrations at Cisco Booth 1000

Stop by Cisco booth #1000 to learn how you can help your IT department:

Demonstrations at the event will include:

  • SAP on FlexPod
  • SAP IT Process Automation on Cisco
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • SAP on Vblock
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Questions & Answers

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Answers to some frequently asked questions are below. If you do not find the answer to your question, contact our Executive Relations team via email or via phone at 408 853-4831 / 877 692-5972 (toll free).

General Information


Q: What is the Executive Symposium at Cisco Live?

A: The Executive Symposium at Cisco Live is the premier, executive-level experience at Cisco's largest annual IT and communications conference. The symposium will bring together over 125 executives for a three-day program designed to help you hone your leadership skills and expand the value to your organizations. Discussions at the Executive Symposium will be led by world-renown business leaders and strategists.


Q: Who should attend the symposium?

A: Participation is by invitation only and is limited to individuals with CIO and CTO or equivalent public sector titles who are interested in expanding value to their organization.


Q: Where and when is the Executive Symposium?

A: The event will be held at the Peabody Orlando Hotel (adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center), beginning Monday, June 24, through Wednesday, June 26, with optional attendance at Cisco Live on June 27. Participants can reserve accommodations at the Peabody Orlando Hotel as they go through the registration process to receive the Executive Symposium discounted rate.

The Peabody Orlando Hotel
9801 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819


Q: Why is attendance at the conference "by invitation only?"

A: Part of the value of this type of executive-level experience is the dialogue with, and direct access to, peer business leaders, academic leaders, and Cisco. To preserve the value of the program, we are limiting attendance to 125 total attendees who meet the job level/function, company size, and annual revenue qualifications established.


Q: Can I send a colleague in my place if I cannot attend?

A: If you received an invitation to the symposium, but cannot attend, please contact our executive relations team via email or via phone at 303 415-3652 / 877 692-5972 (toll free). You may send a colleague in your place only if your colleague meets the attendance criteria. If qualified, your colleague will be required to submit a registration form.


Q: How much does it cost to attend the Executive Symposium?

A: There is no registration fee for qualified attendees. Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. All meals during the scheduled symposium agenda are compliments of Cisco.

Q: Does registration in the Executive Symposium include access to Cisco Live?

A: The Executive Symposium is complimentary for qualified guests and includes access to Cisco Live keynotes, exhibit hall, and social events, but does not include access to the technical sessions. Executive Symposium guests will be escorted to Cisco Live for VIP seating for all planned keynote sessions.


Q: When does registration open for the Executive Symposium?

A: You may register online immediately upon receiving your invitation. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is important to register shortly after receiving the invitation.


Q: What is the recommended attire for the Executive Symposium?

A: Business casual attire is appropriate for the sessions and events. Jeans or tennis shoes are not allowed.


Q: May I bring a guest to the symposium?

A: Because of the business nature of the Executive Symposium, spouses and guests are not permitted to attend sessions, breakfast, or lunch on the Symposium agenda. Guests would be permitted to attend the Executive Symposium agenda dinner receptions only if a guest pass is purchased. Guest passes can be purchased at the Executive Symposium registration site for $195. This pass includes the evening meals during the Symposium agenda; Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event; and Cisco Live General Sessions and Super Sessions.


  • IT Executive Symposium, Monday evening dinner reception
  • IT Executive Symposium, Tuesday evening interactive team building reception
  • Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event including access to VIP area
    • Access to keynotes and Super Sessions (Tuesday through Thursday)
  • Cisco Live World of Solutions Expo Pass:
    • Access to World of Solutions Expo during show hours only (Monday through Thursday)


Q: What is the weather like in Orlando in June?

A: The average low temperature in June in Orlando is 70 degrees. Highs are in the 90's. Humidity is high and rain is frequently in the June forecast.


Q: What is the time zone in Orlando?

A: Orlando is in the Eastern Daylight time zone.

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To ensure the highest quality conversations and preserve the peer-to-peer nature of this executive forum, participation at the Executive Symposium is by invitation only and is limited to 125 CIO and CTO participants of companies with annual revenues of $500 million to $4.9 billion. CTO and Divisional CIOs from $5B+ organizations are also encourage to attend.

If you have received an invitation for Executive Symposium and would like to register, please refer to the link included in your invitation.

Schedule a Meeting

Cisco executives and subject-matter experts will be available to meet one-on-one to discuss Cisco products and solutions.

To request a meeting with a Cisco subject-matter expert at the conference, contact your account manager.

Include the following information in your email:

  • Your company name
  • Desired date and time of meeting
  • Meeting topics
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The Executive Symposium will take place at The Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida concurrent with Cisco Live 2013.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Address: 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
Telephone: (301) 965-4000
Website: marriott.com

Conference Web Site: cisco-events.com

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Executive Relations

  • Lisa Gladstone
  • Executive Relations
  • Direct Line: 408.853.4831
  • Toll-free: 877.692.5972