Live Updates From Cisco Live EMEA!

Every year, the Natilik team attends Cisco Live EMEA to hear all the latest and greatest updates, with this year’s being live in Amsterdam. Stay tuned to hear all the hot topics, key insights and major updates straight from our teams on the ground at the conference this year!

Monday 5th February: Partner Day

We sat down with Matyáš Prokop, Multi Cloud Solutions Director and Ashley Georgeson, Networking Solutions Director, to get their thoughts from Cisco Live EMEA Partner Day and their expectations for tomorrow’s key announcements.

Tuesday 6th February: Keynote Announcements

The team revealed an exciting line-up of announcements at this year’s Cisco Live keynote.

Key highlights included:

  • The introduction of new capabilities and technologies across Cisco’s networking portfolio are designed to drive a more unified and integrated approach to managing and securing customer networks. Read about it here.
  • The unveiling of new innovations within the Cisco Security Cloud, as part of Cisco’s mission to simplify security. First-of-its-kind Cisco Identity Intelligence and continued innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities are the latest milestones towards its vision of a unified, AI-driven, cross-domain security platform. Explore the innovations here.
  • A series of exciting new solutions – enriched by business context – on the Cisco Observability Platform. With applications acting as the front door for nearly every business – and delivering a flawless application experience, which is a top priority for many IT teams – the latest enhancements will help customers deliver secure and performant user and application experience. Discover the solutions here.
  • Announcement of plans to deliver AI infrastructure solutions for the data centre that are easy to deploy and manage, enabling the massive computing power that enterprises need to succeed in the AI era. Delve into the update here.
  • The announcement of Motific, Cisco’s first SaaS product that allows for trustworthy generative AI (GenAI) deployments in organisations. Find out more here.

We sat down with Natilik’s very own Ian Anderson, CTO, and Rob Eldridge, Security Solutions Director, to uncover what they thought of some of the announcements from the day. Watch the video below to find out:

Tuesday 6th February: Natilik on Stage!

Matyáš Prokop, Multi Cloud Solutions Director and Ashley Georgeson, Networking Solutions Director, took to the stage today, delivering insightful talks around open telemetry and delivering a successful success practice. We caught up with them after their sessions to find out what they were all about. Click the links below to hear what they had to say.

Wednesday 7th February: Walking the Floor at Cisco Live

The Natilik team took to the floor today to chat to some of our ecosystem partners who were exhibiting.


Having recently announced the partnership with AlgoSec, Security Solutions Director, Rob Eldridge, catches up with Nick Martin, Technical Sales Engineer to discuss what they are doing to help clients adopting Cisco ACI environments.

For more information and to explore additional resources around how Natilik and AlgoSec can help simplify the security operations of your Cisco ACI environment, click here.



Cisco announced the official integration of Cohesity into its Breach Suite on Tuesday. This will further enhance their XDR offering with restoration capabilities via the Cohesity platform. Rob caught up with Damien Philip, Principal Solutions Architect at Cohesity to find out how they’ve been getting on at Cisco Live.



Hear from ThousandEyes’ Tanner Bechtel, and Natilik’s Ashley Georgeson, as they talk all things Digital Business Assurance.



Thursday 8th February: Closing off the Week at Cisco Live

The team are on the ground here on the last full day of Cisco Live 2024. We caught up with teams across Cisco’s collaboration portfolio to find out the key takeaway they wanted visitors to be left with after visiting their stand. Watch the video to hear what David Beisly, Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco collaboration, Nick Gray, Systems Architect and Navid Tabrizi, Sales Specialist at Cisco Webex Spaces and Helen Briggs, Managing Director of Collaboration, EMEA at Cisco Webex had to say!


Cisco security featured heavily in key announcements during this year’s keynote. Tom Mcauliffe, Technical Solutions Specialist at Cisco, reminded us of the three main updates coming to the security space.


Listen to Ian Waters, Marketing Director at ThousandEyes, share the latest update around its integration with Cisco Secure Access to help speed up and simplify troubleshooting.



Friday 9th February: That's a Wrap!

It’s been an exciting week of technical workshops, hearing all of the latest and greatest announcements and key updates from Cisco and networking with our clients and partners at one of the biggest technology events of the year. As the Natilik team prepares to head home, we catch up with Dan Jones, Natilik’s resident Wi-Fi expert, to get his take on what he’s seen this week.

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