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CIO Perspectives: Esat Sezer, Coca Cola Enterprises

Cisco Partner Summit 2008: Insights from the recipient of Cisco’s 4 millionth Integrated Services Router (ISR)Four million and counting. That’s how many Integrated Services Routers (ISR) Cisco has shipped. The customer who received number 4,000,000? Coca Cola Enterprises, a $20 billion bottling company that operates in eight countries and boasts 30,000 knowledge workers working in and around 440 different locations. In this interview with Cisco editor@large T.C. Doyle, CIO Esat Sezer discusses the challenges his company faces and the network priorities he established. One of his key objectives: going green. No doubt his new, custom red-colored Cisco ISR will fit right into his network upgrade plans.Post by T.C. Doyle

Cisco Partners Sound Off: 5 from Emerging Markets

Five partners from Cisco’s Emerging Markets Theater discuss a talent shortage, vertical market moves, top opportunities and other topics in this Q&A video.A talent shortage. Vertical markets. Business differentiation. Value-added selling. These are some of the topics on Cisco business partners’ minds these days. In this Q&A video, Cisco’s editor@large T.C. Doyle interviews five partners from Cisco’s Emerging Markets Theater to better understand their top issues. For insights on what’s top of mind for business partners today, be sure to see this video.

Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit: Interview with Inbar Lasser-Raab

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Inbar Lasser-Raab, Senior Director, Network Systems at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Inbar provides a glimpse into Thursday morning’s press event with Coca-Cola Enterprises and how Cisco Integrated Service Routers are changing how we view routing as a technology.

Thierry Drilhon, VP Worldwide Channels, European Markets

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Thierry Drilhon at the Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Thierry speaks about top of mind issues for Cisco European channel partners and how his team is addressing channel partner needs through new programs and initiatives.Post by Mandy Knotts

Keith Goodwin’s Parting Words for Channel Partners

Mandy Knotts of Cisco PR speaks with Keith Goodwin, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels at the close of Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit. Keith shares the partner feedback regarding Cisco’s focus on collaboration and if he had any surprises during partner meetings.Post by Mandy Knotts