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Cisco hosts a multitude of conferences, tradeshows, and online events each year. For our customers and partners, these events are great opportunities to interact with Cisco experts and keep current on the latest products, technologies, and network solutions. For Cisco, they are also a key way that we connect with our users and listen to their feedback about what’s working and what’s not. For example, we recently wrapped up the Partner Summit in Boston. Joe Pinto, Senior Vice President, Technical Services,  attended the event, and joins us to share his key takeaways.

Joe Pinto By Guest Contributor Joe Pinto

Last month, I attended Cisco Partner Summit 2013 in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts, and walked away energized about applying what I heard toward making Cisco easier to do business with.

Partners are absolutely critical to the long-term success of Cisco and our customers. Cisco depends on a global network of Partners to provide scale, skills, and capabilities at both local and global levels.

Each year, Cisco’s Partner Summit brings together over 2,000 partners for networking, channel discussions, technology updates, and more. Below are a few of my observations and takeaways from the event.

For me, Partner Summit reconfirmed the following:

And it brought to light new opportunities:

I know how important it is to connect and listen to our customers and partners. I met and chatted with many individuals at Partner Summit and, like every year, I truly enjoyed it, learned a lot from their perspectives, and fostered relationships both old and new. As usual, I started some really productive conversations with other attendees that will turn into a regular cadence of input and ongoing exchanges. I’m excited to keep these channels open to uncover new ways to continually improve and simplify doing business with Cisco.


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  1. thanks but i cant understand some sections


    • Emily Griffin


      Thank you for your feedback on the post. I work with the Ease of Doing Business team that supports Joe Pinto, and am happy to discuss the content with you further. I will reach out to you via email shortly.

      Thank you,


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