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Cisco Live is a vendor event evolved out of the Networkers conferences that began in 1989. Now it offers an unparalleled combination of education and training on the latest technologies and trends; testing and certification on Cisco products; and the opportunity for attendees to extend their professional networks by forging new connections with like-minded colleagues.

The Cisco Live 2013 events are:

  • Cisco Live Orlando – Event Site
    June 23-27, 2013 – Orlando, Florida
  • Cisco Live Melbourne – Event Site
    March 5-8, 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
  • Cisco Live Cancun
    November 5 – 7, 2013 – Cancun, Mexico
  • Cisco Live Milan – Event Site
    January 27-31, 2014 – Milan, Italy

The technology track seems to be really interesting with several sessions about:

As usual, there is also a manager letter template, with several reasons to attend at this event:

  • Discovering innovative ways that networking and communications technology can help reach new markets and boost revenue from existing customers with the best and on-stop access to Cisco product education and case study sessions
  • Meet hundreds of Cisco experts for consultancy and problem solving
  • See bleeding edge never-before-seen technology demonstrations covering the latest in Virtualisation, Collaboration and Borderless Networks
  • Understand which solutions are right for our specific challenges, so we can make smarter use of our technology budget
  • Do more with the technologies already in place, to help us stay competitive and keep costs down
  • Build my in-house skills at a lower cost than hiring a third-party consultant
  • Up-level the skills and experience of the department with advanced Cisco certifications at a 75% discount. Spaces are limited so I would need to register early.
  • Anticipate emerging technology and communications trends, so we can plan for any impact on our business
  • Understand how innovative, market-leading companies are using technology to build and sustain a competitive advantage
  • Plug into a worldwide network of knowledgeable professionals who share ideas on how to accomplish more with less and keep costs down without sacrificing innovation

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.