Cisco Live is Cisco’s annual customer conference where you will build the foundation for your digital future. Transform your outlook, your career, and your potential through learning direct from Cisco’s best and brightest. From technical education to future-focused thought leadership, 1:1 meetings with Cisco experts to connecting with Cisco partners, networking with your peers to having fun at the Customer Appreciation Event, Cisco Live Orlando is the place to have it all.
Cisco Live will inspire you, the champion of digital transformation, to make anything possible. This event presents a unique opportunity to acquire cutting-edge knowledge and skills on the technologies you already use, and those you will rely on in the future.
Cisco Live delivers education, connection, and inspiration to technology enthusiasts. It’s where heroes of the digital age unite to make anything possible. When you exhibit at Cisco Live, you can make a lasting impression on the people who have an influential voice in the technology decisions their organizations make.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Robbins is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco. He assumed the role of CEO on July 26, 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board on December 11, 2017.
As Chairman and CEO, Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building the highly secure, intelligent platform for digital business.
Over his 20 years at Cisco, he has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, where he led the Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the company's investment areas and strategy shifts; Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco's largest geographic region; Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry's most powerful partner program.
Prior to joining Cisco, Chuck held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.
Chuck is on the Board of Directors for BlackRock; Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council; a Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum; on the Board of Directors for the Business Roundtable where he serves as Chairman of the Immigration Committee; and a member of the International Council for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.
Chuck holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.
Senior Vice President and General Manager
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Security Business Group (SBG), David Goeckeler is responsible for Cisco's global, industry-leading security business, which includes all solutions related to network security, content security, secure access and mobility, and threat defense. He also drives the company's cross-portfolio security strategy, architecture and internal security platforms.
Theoretical physicist and futurist
Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He is an internationally recognized authority in two areas. The first is Einstein’s unified field theory, which Dr. Kaku is attempting to complete. The other is to predict trends affecting business, medicine, finance, and our way of life, based on the latest research in science. He has written four NY Times Best Sellers. His previous book, The Future of the Mind, hit #1 on the NY Times, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble Best Sellers List, making it the #1 hardcover, non-fiction book in the country. His latest NY Times Best Seller is The Future of Humanity, about the space program. He appears regular on national and international TV, and hosts numerous science TV and radio programs.