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Cisco Innovation Hub @ Capital Factory House (OPEN DAILY 8:30AM - 6PM)

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Capital Factory (Omni Hotel)

701 Brazos Street

5th Floor - The Hub

Austin, TX 78701

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The Cisco Innovation Hub

Holy conference, Batman!

SXSW is happening in a few weeks, and Cisco will be in Bat City (aka Austin) to join in the fun. Will we see you there?

If you’re planning to attend, make sure to visit Cisco’s Innovation Hub on Saturday or Sunday, and say howdy to Duo Security, Webex, AppDynamics, Meraki, DNA Spaces, Umbrella, CDA, Cisco Investments, and Devnet at Capital Factory! Each company will showcase insights on trending activities in technology and highlight Cisco Innovations.

Check out new product launches and explore our Startup Independent Software Vendor (ISV) demos. We’ll also have Whisper Suites, a Customer Briefing Center, and talk tracks from Cisco acquisition founders, product managers, Cisco Investments, and our partners from UT System and Deloitte. Also, check out our Hot Pepper Startup Pitch where we are giving away over $75,000 in prizes. Do you have what it takes to beat the heat?! If so, sign up here.

We will also have talks from the DoD space. DIU, CACI, and AFWERX will be presenting as well with Cisco. Hear about the next generation of innovation via panels, lightning talks, and fireside chats with the best of the best in technology.

Agenda Overview

March 14 - 15

  • 8:30 - 18:00 | Cisco Product & ISV Demos @ The Hub & Padawan

March 14

  • 8:30 - 9:15 | Lightning Round: Startups & Ecosystem Partners - TBD
  • 9:30 - 10:30 | Cybersecurity Panel - Jon Oberheide, Duo Security Co-Founder
  • 10:00 - 11:00 (16th Floor) | Startups & Tech Giants: Beyond the Investment - Speakers: Efrat Noy - Head of Customer Platform and Noah Yago, Head of Cloud and Data and Analytics, Cisco Investments; Ari Winkleman, CEO, Involvio
  • 11:000 - 12:00 | Keynote - Speaker: Todd Nightingale, SVP/GM Meraki
  • 12:30 - 13:30 | SXSW Panel: How We Pioneered Defense Innovation - DIU (Badge Required)
  • 14:00 - 15:00 | Cognitive Workspaces Panel - Google, Webex, Meraki, Phunware, Joan, Everyangle; Speakers: Joseph Fu, Head of Partnerships, Google; Sandeep Mehra, VP/GM Webex Rooms; Tony Carmichael, Meraki PM; Matej Zalar, Visonect Joan CEO; David Owens, Everyangle CEO
  • 15:30 - 16:30 | SXSW Panel: Defense and Industry in the Cyber War - DIU (Badge Required)
  • 17:00 - 18:00 | Lightning Talks: Humanizing the Digital Workplace Experience & The New Teamwork - Speakers: Sondre Ager-Wick, Director of UX - Webex Rooms; Travis Isaacs, Director of Design - Webex;

March 15

  • 8:30 - 9:15 | Lightning Round: Startups & Ecosystem Partners - TBD
  • 9:30 - 10:30 | AppDynamics Panel - Linda Tong, Chief Product Officer, AppDynamics
  • 11:000 - 12:00 | SXSW Panel: Challenges in Modernizing the Army's Network - CACI (Badge Required)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 | Lighting Talks: Education Track - Learning Beyond the Meeting & Healthcare Track - Playing well with others in a virtual, gig-economy, sort of way - Speakers: Julie Goonewardene, UT System; Dr. Lance Ford; Jono Luk, Director Product Management Webex, Cisco
  • 14:00 - 15:00 | SXSW Panel: The Intersection of Healthcare, AI, Robotics and the DoD - AFWERX (Badge Required)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 | SXSW Panel: Recruiting the next generation of purpose-driven Airmen - AFWERX (Badge Required)
  • 17:00 - 18:00 | Hot Pepper Startup Pitches - Gordon Daugherty, Capital Factory; CTAN; HAN; Cisco Investments

March 15 @ Hilton Conference Center

  • 11:00 - 12:00 | SXSW Panel: Tee's for Ties - Sandeep Mehra, VP/GM Webex Rooms; Adam Price, Principal Tech Scout, BAH; Tammi Warfield, GM Customer Success, Microsoft; Krystal Webber, Global Design Leader, IBM (Badge Required)

Cisco Product & Startup Demos:

Visit the latest demos from Webex, Collab, Meraki, AppDynamics, DUO, Cloud Security and our Cisco ISV’s. We will also be demonstrating new Cisco products and launching one of the largest Operational Technology (OT) use cases ever at Cisco, which spans between Meraki, DNA Spaces, Webex and our Startup ISV's.

Startup Demos:

Cisco CBC Suite A & Suite B (1-hour sessions)
Suite A: 5th Floor - Tatooine
Suite B: 8th Floor - Capital Marvel

Cisco Whisper Suite (30-minute sessions)
Suite A: 5th Floor - Endor
Suite B: 5th Floor - Hoth

CBC & Whisper Suite sign-ups are on site.

*Note: SXSW Badges will have priority and then Cisco VIP ticket holders. DoD SXSW panel sessions will require a SXSW Badge. A ticket from Eventbrite does not guarantee entrance to the event as all invitees will be screened. Must be 21 to enter.

Special thanks to our awesome partners for making this event possible: Deloitte, Red River, Room Ready, EOSIT, AVTEQ, University of Texas, DIU, CACI, AFWERX, Amy's Ice Cream, Pluckers, Gratsi Wine, EasyKale

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Discover more at and follow us on Twitter at @Cisco.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Last year more than 200,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas and Houston, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013. Learn more by going to or follow us on Twitter @CapitalFactory.

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Capital Factory (Omni Hotel)

701 Brazos Street

5th Floor - The Hub

Austin, TX 78701

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