Cisco Live 2016: Insights from Sin City - 2PM London

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Cisco Live

Date: 19 July


Time: 2PM London/9AM New York

Collaboration, Automation, Security, Analytics, Customers, Partners…And Everything That Mattered

Cisco Live is more than just a user and partner summit. Yes, over the course of several days (this year in Las Vegas July 10-14), dozens upon dozens of training sessions take place alongside partner solution exhibits and customer testimonials. But it’s also an opportunity for the IT and networking behemoth to showcase new solutions and innovations while telegraphing its strategic direction. For anyone trying to fully understand Cisco – its products, people and prospects – it’s a “can’t miss” event and an incredible view into the company.

Tracking Cisco as a competitor in many diverse technology spaces, it’s an event Current Analysis analysts never miss. This year, we braved the 100⁰+ weather of Las Vegas in July with a number of questions in mind.

- A year into his tenure, how is CEO Chuck Robbins running the company differently than his predecessor?
- What new products and solutions will be rolled out this year?
- How is the company addressing threats—real or perceived—to its core networking business?
- In what direction is the company taking its (sometimes struggling) Service Provider business?
- How is its partnership with Ericsson progressing and what new joint solutions are emerging?
- How is Cisco, one of the market’s chief IoT evangelists, developing (and messaging) its IoT strategy?
- The company is doubling down on Security—but how is it coming together?

Join our analysts for a dynamic Roundtable discussion of these topics and more. Whether you were in Las Vegas for Cisco Live or need an update on what you missed, it will be an invaluable session for anyone trying to understand one of the most innovative and important companies in the technology industry.

Presented by

Peter Jarich,

Vice President, Consumer and Infrastructure

Peter is Vice President for the Current Analysis Consumer and Infrastructure services. Peter and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Consumer Services and Devices, Digital Media, Fixed Access, IP Services, Mobile Access, and Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and overall coverage of the Mobile Ecosystem. Additionally, Peter reports on developments impacting mobile infrastructure and mobile networking: 2G, 3G and 4G RAN and packet core along with mobile TV, metro-scale WiFi operator monetization strategies. He brings more than 10 years of experience to Current Analysis clients as a technology consultant and marketing professional.

Bradley Shimmin,

Service Director, Business Technology and Software

Brad has been with Current Analysis for six years, bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to bear on his role as Service Director for Business Technology and Software. Together with the Principal and Senior Analysts supporting a number of research practices, Brad is responsible for monitoring and evaluating activities within three key industry areas, including enterprise data and analytics, collaboration and communication, and application platforms. Specifically, Brad provides detailed analysis of enterprise social networking technologies and data visualization and discovery solutions.companies, products and technologies within the US and global mobile enterprise services and solutions space.

John Byrne,

Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure

John is Service Director for the Current Analysis Service Provider Infrastructure service. John and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband/Multiplay Infrastructure, IP Services Infrastructure, Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Optical Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and the Service Enablement Ecosystem. He has more than 15 years of experience as a technology analyst with considerable experience identifying new market trends and business opportunities, and assisting clients on market positioning and product/strategy development.

Mike Fratto,

Research Director, Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology

Mike is a Principal Analyst on the Business Technology and Software team covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. He has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security, and network infrastructure products.

Glen Hunt,

Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing Infrastructure

Glen brings more than 20 years of experience to Current Analysis in the key areas of product development, product management, marketing and business development. As Principal Analyst of Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Glen analyzes technology, product, and partnership initiatives of vendors who supply carrier infrastructure equipment. Specifically, focusing on vendors that produce core routers, edge switching, optical transport, data center interconnection, mobile backhaul, network management and operational support systems.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain a view into Cisco’s innovations – and innovation strategy – circa 2016.
  • Learn how Cisco is tackling major technology transitions like SDN, IoT, Analytics, automation.
  • Build a better understanding of Cisco’s strengths (and vulnerabilities) as a technology supplier.
  • Learn about Cisco's new solutions coming out of Cisco Live. Which were important? Which weren’t?


  • IT Managers
  • Marketers
  • Strategists
  • Business Analysts
  • Corporate Executives