Jun 04 2019

Cisco Live 2019: What to Expect at This Year’s Show

One of the premier tech events of the year gets underway on June 9. Here’s what to look for.

For IT professionals, the world keeps changing. Even as they’re increasingly recognized as integral to meeting their organizations’ business objectives, they’re confronted with an ever-growing array of challenges.

How can they best secure networks and endpoints from increasingly sophisticated threat actors? What’s the most cost-effective way to optimize network performance? How much of their data should they store in the cloud and — more important — what tools do they need to make the best use of the data they collect?

Enter Cisco Live 2019, one of the premier technology events of the year and the can’t-miss show for Cisco’s customers. This will be the 30th edition of Cisco Live, which last year drew roughly 30,000 attendees.

BizTech will on-site at the show in San Diego June 9-13, covering keynotes and other sessions, interviewing thought leaders, and discovering Cisco’s latest tech offerings. So, keep this page bookmarked for articles and videos from the BizTech team.

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IoT, Robotics, SDN Among the Highlights of Cisco Live 2019

Among the highlights expected at Cisco Live 2019:

  • Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, Executive Vice President David Goeckeler and other top executives will give keynote addresses. They will unveil the company’s latest innovations engineered to “unleash the potential of our digital world.”
  • Experts will discuss some of the most important trends in tech. For example, Liz Centoni, Cisco senior vice president for IoT, will look at how businesses are succeeding in using data they gather from sensors, machines and other devices, extending software-defined (or “intent-based,” as Cisco describes it) networking to the edge. 
  • Get insights on issues affecting the future of technology, business and society, such as the changing relationship between humans and machines. Kate Darling, an expert in social robotics, will discuss the social and ethical implications of robots moving “from behind factory walls into shared spaces” and working with humans.

Whether you’re attending Cisco Live or not, follow us on Twitter at @BizTechMagazine or the official conference Twitter account, @CiscoLive, and join the conversation using hashtag #CLUS.


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