On March 21–23, 2017, Cisco will host its eighth biennial CEO Leadership Council at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. We hope you will join us for this exceptional event.
Since 2003, the Cisco CEO Leadership Council has brought together CEOs of the world's largest and most recognized brands for high-level peer-to-peer discussions and relationship building. This unique council unites global CEO and chief technology strategist teams with world–class industry and technology leaders. High–level discussions focus on the transformative issues facing our companies and how to capitalize on technologies that will foster growth in a challenging economy. Intentionally small and exclusive, this meeting is designed for the free–form exchange of ideas. As with past councils, we plan to elevate the level of dialogue with a highly interactive format. This will allow participants to share their ideas openly and candidly, for everyone's benefit.
In 2015, chairmen and CEOs gathered from global companies that included British Telecom Group, Dow Chemical, GE, MetLife, Verizon, and Xerox.
Guest speakers included:
- The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- The Hon. Shimon Peres, 9th President, State of Israel
- David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times and author of The Road to Character
- Clive Crook, Columnist, Bloomberg View
We expect to create another thought–provoking experience in 2017. The event includes an address from Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, distinguished guest speakers, peer-to-peer conversations covering a wide range of key current topics, and small group discussions with global industry leaders and tech visionaries.
Agenda and Thought Leadership
Setting the Pace in a Digital World
March 21 – 23, 2017
Kiawah Island, South Carolina, U.S.
Preliminary Agenda (as of February 2)
- The agenda is available for download (PDF - 157 KB)
Adam Lashinsky, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune Magazine
Stephanie Mehta, Deputy Editor, Vanity Fair
Tuesday, March 21
GOLF AT OCEAN COURSE
Wednesday, March 22
FOCUS ON THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
CEO INSIGHT ON DIVERSE, AGILE TALENT
CEO INSIGHT ON SMART DATA, NOT BIG DATA
BLOCKCHAIN FUTURE STATE: WHAT MATTERS AND WHEN?
A CASE STUDY IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
THE NEW GEOPOLITICS: A TOWN HALL
SEPARATING HYPE FROM REALITY: AI AND MACHINE LEARNING
CEO INSIGHT ON TRANSPARENCY
THE IMPACT OF AUTOMATION AND AUTONOMICS
INNOVATION IN PRACTICE
A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID CAMERON
Thursday, March 23
CEO INSIGHT ON GROWTH
A STRATEGIC LOOK AT CYBERSECURITY
LEADERSHIP THROUGH ANOTHER LENS
(Speakers for 2017 to be announced when confirmed)
We are pleased to once again host the Cisco CEO Leadership Council at the beautiful Sanctuary on Kiawah Island Golf Resort, which is home to several championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host to the 2012 PGA Championship.
Kiawah Island (shaded area) is to the east of John's Island and just north of Seabrook Island
- Charleston International Airport, 34 miles, 60 minutes
- Charleston Executive Airport, 17 miles, 35 minutes
Located just 30 minutes south of Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island is easily accessible from the Charleston International Airport (approximately 34 miles). The airport handles more than 100 flights daily, many of which connect directly with Washington, DC; New York City; and other large cities.
The Charleston Executive Airport is also just a quick 35 minute drive to Kiawah Island. It is a public use airport located in Charleston County, South Carolina. The airport serves the general aviation community, with no scheduled commercial airline service.
We will reach out to you for your flight information, and we will arrange private ground transportation to The Sanctuary Hotel.