Cisco Live 2023 — What to expect from this year’s edition at Las Vegas

Cisco Live, the premier event for IT professionals and networking enthusiasts, is heading to Las Vegas from June 4-8th. This annual gathering offers an incredible opportunity to learn, collaborate, and gain insights into the latest trends in the industry. 

In this article, we’ll delve into the highlights from previous Cisco Live events, discuss what you can expect from this year’s convention, and provide valuable information about the keynote programme, labs and seminars. Let’s get started.

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Highlights from Past Events

Summary of Cisco Live 2023 EMEA

The 2023 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) event was a resounding success. Hosted in Amsterdam (February 6-11, 2023) again, it brought together industry professionals from various regions, who attended sessions focused on topics such as security, cloud, and data centre. There were also inspiring keynotes from prominent speakers, including Cisco executives and industry thought leaders, providing valuable insights into the current state and future of the IT landscape. 

The event had a strong focus on simplicity, security and sustainability, three vital aspects that the entire industry is paying close attention to. Cisco announced a few new products including their new Full-Stack Observability Platform – an AI driven tool which allows teams to bring together telemetry data from their entire IT estate to spot trends and vulnerabilities. The company also announced innovations to their Meraki offering to help customers simplify their operations. This is accomplished by using their new tools for IoT applications through simplified dashboards. 

Also, Cisco stated their new goal to train 10 million people across EMEA in digital and cybersecurity skills over the next 10 years through its Network Academy program.

Summary of Cisco Live 2022 Global

Previously, and after two years of virtual events, Cisco Live 2022 (June 13-16, 2022) was once again back in-person. Coming to Las Vegas, over 15,000 attendees descended on the conference to learn about several new products and connect with like minded individuals. With its focus on digitisation, innovation, and the future of work, the event provided an excellent platform for attendees to stay ahead of the curve and embrace the latest trends in the industry. This was also the company’s first hybrid Cisco Live, allowing customers all over the world to tune in. 

A big piece of news to come out of Las Vegas was the integration of Cisco Catalyst with Meraki, allowing for simplified network management. There was a focus on the API-centric future and SVP Liz Centoni took to the stage to announce Calisiti (Cisco Service Mesh Manager) for managing microservices in complex, multi-cloud environments and Panoptica (Cisco Secure Application Cloud) for increased cloud-native security.

What to Expect in Las Vegas 2023

Keynotes Programme

At Cisco Live 2023 Las Vegas, attendees can expect a stellar lineup of keynote speakers, alongside Cisco executives including:
  • Chuck Robbins, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jeff Sharritts, EVP and Chief Customer and Partner Officer
  • Liz Centoni EVP, Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager, Applications
  • Jonathan Davidson EVP and General Manager, Cisco Networking
  • Jeetu Patel EVP and General Manager, Security & Collaboration
  • Alistair Wildman SVP and General Manager, Customer Experience (CX), Americas

These keynotes will cover a wide range of topics, including the latest advancements in networking, security, and cloud computing, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state and future direction of the IT industry. Currently there are two keynotes being advertised on the Cisco Live website, these are “Vision for the Future” (Tuesday, June 6
8:30 – 10 a.m. PT) and “Let’s Go” (Wednesday, June 7 8:30 – 10 a.m. PT).

There will also be customer guests including the Senior VP of Security at NFL, Cathay Lanier who will be sharing insights and strategies. To provide added entertainment, seven-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor and writer Jim Gaffigan will be making an appearance. More details on the programme can be found here – Keynotes and Innovation Talks – Cisco Live 2023 Las Vegas.

Cisco Live 2023 Las Vegas will also offer a diverse range of labs and sessions, catering to various interests and skill levels. Attendees can expect to gain insights into topics such as network and data centre transformation, security best practices, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. These sessions will equip participants with valuable knowledge and skills, empowering them to drive innovation and success in their organisations.

Cisco Meraki and DevNet Sessions

A significant highlight of the Las Vegas event will be the Cisco Meraki and DevNet sessions. With development and automation in mind, the DevNet Zone is a place attendees can visit to learn, code and connect allowing further innovation of Cisco technologies. Cisco experts are there to deliver demos, sandboxes, technical sessions and answer any questions you might have. This is targeted at engineers who want to write and develop integrations with Cisco products, platforms and APIs.

Meraki will be taking over the DevNet Zone on Wednesday June 7th to host workshops, classroom sessions and giveaways. These sessions will offer attendees an in-depth look at the latest innovations in cloud-managed IT and software development. The following DevNet sessions will be available from June 5-8th:

  • Application Creation Through Customizable Webhook Templates
  • Automate Meraki Alerting & Response with Webhooks and AWS Lambda
  • Enhanced Automation of a Meraki-based Environment
  • Innovate with Meraki APIs and its Partner Marketplace
  • Introduction to the Meraki Dashboard API
  • Intro to Meraki Dashboard API Python Library
  • Measuring health at scale with the Meraki API
  • Meraki 201 – Programmatic Access: Accelerate with Intelligence
  • Meraki 202 – Programmatic Action: Simplicity at Scale
  • Meraki MX Security: Simplified With Programmability
  • Terraform-ing Your Azure Cloud with Cisco
  • Using APIs for Multidomain Inventory and Asset Management
  • Using IOT + Collab + Meraki API’s for a safer return to the school

You can learn more about these sessions and Meraki’s presence at Cisco Live here.

About Cisco Live

Cisco Live is the leading event for IT professionals and networking enthusiasts worldwide. With a history spanning over three decades, the event has evolved to become a must-attend gathering for those looking to stay updated on the latest industry trends, learn from experts, and collaborate with peers. Cisco Live offers a mix of in-person and virtual events, ensuring accessibility and convenience for participants across the globe. Cisco will be showcasing their latest innovations in networking, security, collaboration, and cloud technologies. This may include updates on Cisco SD-WAN, Webex, Catalyst switches, etc. Emerging trends like AI, machine learning, automation, and intent-based networking will be heavily focused. Cisco will likely showcase how they are embedding these technologies in their products and platforms.

When and Where It's Happening

The Cisco Live 2023 Las Vegas event will take place between June 4-8th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, Nevada. More information about travel and hotels can be found on the Cisco Live website.

How to Register

Onsite Attendance –
To attend Cisco Live 2023 Las Vegas in person, you will need to register through the official website. Registration options include full conference passes, which grant access to sessions, keynotes, and labs, as well as expo-only passes for those interested in visiting the exhibition area.

Online Attendance-
For those who cannot make it to Las Vegas, Cisco Live offers online attendance options. Virtual participants can access a selection of sessions, keynotes, and other content through live streaming and on-demand videos. Online registration will also be available on the Cisco Live website.



Join us on June 7th, 2023 at the DevNet Zone!

Our team will be presenting the Boundless solution from 12pm to 1pm EST. Come meet us at the DevNet Zone during Cisco Live Las Vegas!

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