theCUBE Coverage @ Cisco Live 2019

theCUBE kicked off the Summer covering the Cisco Live 2019 event in San Diego, California this June.  This 3-day event attracted 28,000 Cisco customers, partners, practitioners, and companies within the Cisco ecosystem and complemented the content we captured at Cisco Live in Barcelona.

Key Themes

The event served as a platform for Cisco to communicate its new announcements in regards to its services, products, and recent innovations.  Highlights include Cisco’s involvement with:

  • The emergence of Wifi-6 and 5G
  • Cisco’s strategy for cloud services
  • The company’s growing network security business;
  • Ecosystem partners providing data storage, protection & management services

Below are interviews with execs, customers, and partners expanding on these fields from Cisco Live 2019.  Click on the thumbnail to see the top comments in clip form or watch the entire video segment. As always we welcome your feedback and thank you for watching theCUBE.


Monday, June 10, 2019


SiliconANGLE Media Co-founder Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and Head of Content Stu Miniman (@stu) review with Lisa Martin (@LisaMartinTV) the major takeaways from the opening keynote, specifically Cisco’s transition into software services.

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Cisco’s Systems Engineer Santanu Dasgupta (@santanu1477) & VP of Product Management, Cloud Platform, and Solutions Group JL Valente (@jlv) sit down with Stu Miniman & Dave Vellante to discuss Cisco’s transition to cloud services.

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Cisco’s VP Product Management and Cisco Compute Kaustubh Das & Intel’s VP of SMG and NSG Sales and Marketing Laura Crone sit down at Cisco Live 2019 with Stu Miniman & Dave Vellante to expand on their partnership in providing storage services.


DXC Technology’s Director of Security Services and Product Management Randy Redmon & Principal Client Executive Jake Sager sit down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to discuss the market place as it relates to digital transformation and cybersecurity.


Red Hat’s Distinguished Engineer Peter Sprygada (@privateip) sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin at Cisco Live 2019 to expand on digital transformation and automation in networking.

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IBM’s General Manager of Cloud Private Ecosystem and Cloud & Cognitive Software Evaristus Mainsah (@Mainsah) & Chief Marketing Director Officer and VP of Worldwide Storage Channels Eric Herzog (@zoginstor) sit down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to discuss the hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and Cisco & IBM partnership initiatives.


Cisco’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Enterprise Networking Gordon Thomson & CTO Michael Beesley sit down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman to discuss 5G capabilities and the opportunities for enterprises.

Related Content: 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and automation to ignite business, social transformation


Cisco’s SVP and General Manager of Security Business Group Gee Rittenhouse sit down with Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman at Cisco Live 2019 to address hybrid and multi-cloud services as well the importance of efficiency in network security.


Cisco’s Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions Marketing Fabio Gori (@gorifab) & SVP of Cloud Platform & Solutions Kip Compton (@kipcompton) sit down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman to discuss cloud strategies and the importance of cloud security.


Insight’s Practice Director of Cloud and Data Transformation Kent Christensen sit down at Cisco Live 2019with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin expanding on digital transformation and the importance of security.


Cisco’s Director of Product Development and Cisco Platform and Solutions Group Matt Fergusson & Sr. Director of Business Development and Cisco Platform and Solutions Group Barbara Hoefle sit down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to expand on the benefits of containers and Cisco’s efforts in building new technology for wireless networks.


CenturyLink’s Sr. Manager of Global Product Management Tera Sumner (@TSumFog) sit down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to discuss Cisco partnership and customer-centric business strategy to drive solutions.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Cohesity’s VP of Alliances Terry Ramos sits down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman to expand on Cisco partnership and data management.

Related Content: Data management, protection continues to evolve with multiple data sources, cloud, SaaS


Cisco’s VP/CTO of Enterprise Networks and Cisco Systems John Apostolopoulos (@john_apos) & SVP of Enterprise Networking Engineering Anand Oswal (@aoswal1234) sit down with Dave Vallente & Stu Miniman to discuss Wifi-6 and 5G networks as well as the integration of machine learning in upcoming Cisco Projects.

Related Content: Multidomain architecture is part of Cisco’s formula for the programmable network


Cisco’s Sr. Director of Product Management Ranga Rao (@ranganathrao) & VP Thomas Scheibe (@thomas0002) sit down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to address Cisco ACI and automation within the Cisco Data Center.


Netbrain Technology’s Founder and CEO Lingping Gao sits down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman to unpack network automation.

Related Content: NetBrain aims to ease enterprise network automation fears with just-in-time platform


Cisco’s System Engineer Jeff Moncrief (@TheJeffMoncrief) sits down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to expand on Cisco’s StealthWatch services and the importance of cybersecurity.


AppDynamics’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Thomas Wyatt (@ThomasJWyatt) & Turbonomic’s CEO Ben Nye sit down with Stu Miniman to discuss AppDynamics acquisition and partnership with Turbonomic.

Related Content: AppDynamics, Turbonomic partnership drives IT automation through AIOps


Intel’s Corporate VP of Data Center Sales and Marketing Group Rose Schooler (@RoseSchooler) sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to discuss the modernization of infrastructures in data centers and the value of 5G.

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IBM’s Chief Marketing Director Officer and VP of Worldwide Storage Channels Eric Herzog (@zoginstor) sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to expand on implementing AI and modern data protection and security.


Cisco DevNet’s Sr. Director Mandy Whaley (@mandywhaley) sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to expand on software automation and the DevNet community.

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Quantium’s Executive Manager of Business Technology and Platforms Craig Taylor sits down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to discuss partnerships with both Cisco and Cohesity and how they help advance Quantium.

Related Content: Q&A: Quantium balances data science and AI, keeping it secure on-prem and in the cloud


Cisco Stealthwatch’s Director of Customer Experience Ken O’Reilly sits down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to discuss the Stealthwatch initiatives and the importance of cybersecurity.


Cisco Meraki’s Product Manager of API and Developer Platform Tony Carmichael (@tony_meraki) sits down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to speak on Wifi-6 and how video can be used for video purposes.

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Cisco DevNet’s SVP and CTO Susie Wee (@susiewee) sits down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to explain the Devnet automation exchange and changes in DevNet community.

Related Content: Cisco DevNet unveils learning opportunities for network-automation developers


Cisco’s Director of Product Management and Network Service Orchestration Carl Moberg (@cmoberg) sit down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to address customer transition to network automation.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Cisco’s VP of Product Management and Enterprise Routing/SD-WAN & Switching Muninder Sambi (@munindersamb) & WWT’s Practice Director of Network Solutions Neil Anderson (@neil_anderson) sit down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to address partnership of Cisco and WWT as it pertains to the SD-WAN arena.


Cisco’s Principal Engineer of Collaboration Keith Griffin (@techKeith) sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to expand on Cisco’s WebEx software, including machine learning features.


Cisco’s Director of IoT Joe Malenfant sits down at Cisco Live 2019 with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman to discuss the benefits of collaboration IT and OT.


Veeam’s VP of Product Strategy Danny Allan sits down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman at Cisco Live 2019 to give his insights on using the cloud as it relates to data management.

Related Content: Veeam’s partnership with Cisco is paying dividends on both sides


Cisco’s Meraki Product Specialist-Global Service Provider Danny Rising & CenturyLink’s Sr. Manager for Tailored Managed Network Services Joe Gorecki sit down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin at Cisco Live 2019 to speak on capabilities of Wifi-6 and CenturyLink and Cisco’s partnership.


Cisco Fellow and Cheif Architect Dave Malik (@dmalik2) sits down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman at Cisco Live 2019 to expand on Cisco’s technology, specifically their flexibility to work across different service providers.

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CenturyLink’s Sr. Manager of Product Management, Hybrid Networking & SD-WAN Stephanie Waible sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to discuss customer excitement and capabilities of SD-WAN.


NETSCOUT’s VP of Enterprise Strategy Russ Currie (@russcurrie) sits down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman at Cisco Live 2019  to address how NETSCOUT is able to provide solutions to problems associated with multicloud.


Cisco’s VP and GM of Learning@Cisco and Cisco Systems Mike Adams (@mikeadamscisco) sits down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to expand on the Cisco certification program as well as Cisco’s competitive edge.


Cisco’s CTO Matt MacPherson & Samsung’s Director of Strategy and Business Development Ramon Alvarez sit down with Lisa Martin & Susie Wee to explore Wifi-6 and speak on Cisco’s partnership with Samsung in relation to Wifi-6.


Intact Financial Group’s IT Architect Specialist Sébastien Morissette sits down with Stu Miniman to discuss digital transformation as it pertains to their Data Center 2.0.


Cisco’s VP of Product Management and Strategy Jeff Scheaffer (@jeff_scheaffer) sits down with Dave Vellante & Stu Miniman to speak about integrating AI into services to help enable solutions.


Dubber’s Co-Founder and Head of Product James Slaney (@james_slaney) sits down with Stu Miniman & Lisa Martin to speak on how Dubber integrates AI into their services and how customers leverage their products.


Cisco’s VP of Architecture Sales America Tom Koppelman (@TomKoppelman) & Pure Storage’s Head of Cisco Strategic Alliance Mike Bundy (@BundyCaptain) sit down with Dave Vellante & Lisa Martin to discuss Cisco & Pure Storage partnership, AI integrated products, & Cyber Security.