WEBINAR | CEOs, CIOs, and the Competitive Edge. What’s the story? • December 6th, 12:00pm PT

Next Generation Connectivity for High Tech Learning

30 mins

Join John Chambers, Co-founder and Nile Board Member, and Russ Kaurloto, CIO of the University of Denver, as they discuss the impact the latest networking innovations have on a university’s digital learning environment.

In this exciting fireside chat, you’ll hear about:

  • Benefits of a network-as-a-service model and how it provides value to an organization’s IT strategy
  • University of Denver’s journey in simplifying the network and focusing on delivering high-performance connectivity to the university’s users
  • The importance of a zero trust network in any organization

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from an industry legend and a CIO with first-hand experience with disruptive technology!

About the presenters:

John Chambers is founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, where he focuses on helping startups from around the world build and scale. He invests in companies that are leading market transitions, such as ASAPP, Aspire Food Group, Balbix, Bloom Energy, Cloudleaf, Dedrone, IoTium, Lucideus, OpenGov, Pensando, Pindrop, Privoro, Quantum Metric, Rubrik, SparkCognition, Sprinklr, and Uniphore. He serves on the Board of Directors for Bloom Energy, OpenGov, Pindrop, Sprinklr, and Uniphore.

Prior to founding JC2 Ventures in 2018, Chambers spent 25+ years with Cisco, serving as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman. He currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus of Cisco.


Russell “Russ” Kaurloto is the Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer leading the University of Denver (DU’s) Information Technology organization. In his role, Russ is responsible for the adoption and implementation of new learning, research, and business technologies and supporting processes ensuring alignment to IT to the institutions mission and strategy. Kaurloto brings 30 years of IT experience previously serving in business enterprise, healthcare, state government and higher education with a strong focus on IT vision leadership. Russ collaborates with leaders across campus on digital strategies and technologies that will enhance the 4D student learning, teaching, and working experience for the University of Denver community.

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