These are heady days for business IT professionals. In a world that gives them more influence than ever over the direction of their organizations, they are increasingly deluged with information about the latest advances in network and data center technology, security threats, the evolving workplace, the demands of modern employees and a lot more.
Sometimes it can seem nearly impossible to keep up.
Enter Cisco Live 2018, one of the premiere technology events of the year and can’t-miss show for users of Cisco Systems’s robust portfolio of products. BizTech will be covering Cisco Live 2018 from the show floor in Orlando June 10-14. We’ll be interviewing executives, covering keynotes and breakout sessions, and getting a preview of Cisco’s latest tech offerings. So keep this page bookmarked for articles and videos from the BizTech team.
Cisco to Explore the Future of “Intent-Based” Networking
Here’s what attendees should watch for during the conference:
- The opening keynote from Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins, who will discuss how the company is helping IT professionals “be the architects of the future for their organizations.”
- Comments from David Goeckeler, Cisco’s executive vice president and general manager of networking and security business. Goeckeler will argue that the “Age of the Network” has dawned, meaning the availability of a generation of “intent-based” network hardware and software that are “fundamentally changing how networks are configured, managed and secured.”
- The closing keynote from Amy Webb, founder of the Future Today Institute, and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, who will describe a future of “emerging technologies and revolutionary developments in medicine, AI, computers, business, energy, quantum physics, and space travel that will change our lives and alter the course of civilization itself.”
Attendees whose interests are a bit more prosaic will also find plenty to keep their attention. Throughout the week, speakers will explore topics including managing multicloud environments, emerging collaboration technology, and the latest in data centers, software-defined networks and more.