Cisco Live hit Melbourne last week and CRN was there as partners took in keynotes from the vendor's global executives, tech demos and stalls from channel partners.
Ben Blaschka (Outcomex), Ken Boal (Cisco), Mike Van Zoggel (Outcomex) and Tony Del Rossio (Cisco)
Cisco channel chief Tara Ridley takes to the tage
Graham Robinson (Data#3), Tara Ridley (Cisco), Wendy Anderson (Cisco) and Daniel Baldry (Data#3)
Oliver Tuszik (Cisco), Danielle Jordan (Cisco) and Jana Bartsch (Optus)
Cisco and Dicker Data staff after the distie won the ANZ distributor of the year at Cisco’s partner awards.
Put a bunch of IT workers in a room and they’ll eventually start talking about Star Wars (Cisco’s senior vice president and general manager of enterprise Scott Harrell)
Optus had a huge presence at Cisco Live. During the conference, the telco announced it would be the first in Australia to offer Cisco’s BroadCloud cloud calling service.
Cisco Tactical Operations stand
The Orange Sky Van was on site at Cisco Live, showcasing their free mobile laundry services for people experiencing homelessness.
St Kilda Mums was also onsite, which recycles nursery equipment like cots, prams, clothes and other baby essentials for people facing challenges.
The JB Hi-Fi Solutions team
Free socks at trade shows are the new t-shirts, according to our editorial director Simon Sharwood
The Global Problem Solvers stand
The Optus team
Katherine Toch (Cisco), Julie Canepa (Cisco), Emma Broadbent (Cisco), Melissa Tulp (Cisco) and Leela Kalagara (CUB)
Winners from Cisco’s Women in IT awards
Courts Administration Authority’s Wayne De Nardi