As we dive into Partner Summit in Boston next week, we’ll be offering you plenty of news and key information, as well as ways to keep track of all of it via Cisco Channels social media. But the social conversation around Partner Summit certainly isn’t just about us—it’s also about you, our partners.
We launched the Cisco Partner Ambassador program last year, to provide a range of partners with the opportunity to share their thoughts and impressions from Partner Summit. This year, we’re excited to announce that the program not only will continue, but also has been expanded, with a fuller representation of the global Cisco channel community confirmed to participate, including partners who will be joining us primarily through Virtual Partner Summit.
Each of our Partner Ambassadors will be blogging, tweeting, and sharing content via Facebook and LinkedIn, before, during, and after Partner Summit. We’re excited to hear the perspectives they have, and look forward to sharing their content with all of you, too. Follow along throughout the event – don’t forget #ciscops13 for Tweets — and feel free to offer your feedback. For reference, we have created a Twitter list of all of our Ambassadors’ Twitter handles.
Let’s meet our 10 Ambassadors for Partner Summit 2013. I asked each to share a little about their specialties and where they focus in the Cisco ecosystem, so what follows is each partner’s description and where to find their social content throughout the event.
Compugen is a Cisco Gold partner based in Toronto, Canada, working with mid- to large-sized Canadian organizations to help them maximize the business value of their investment in technology. Focused on data center, collaboration, cloud technologies, networking and managed services, Compugen offers a full suite of solutions, including over 15 specializations and authorizations from Cisco.
Where to follow Compugen:
Comstor is a dedicated value-added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration, security and data center solutions through a global network of specialty resellers. Our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners.
Where to follow Comstor:
- Blogs: Comstor Blog and Cisco Partner Summit 2013 Blog
- Twitter: @ComstorUS and @WestconPR
- Facebook: Comstor U.S. Facebook, Comstor Worldwide Facebook, Westcon Group Facebook
- LinkedIn: Comstor LinkedIn and Westcon Group LinkedIn
Dimension Data, a member of the NTT Group, is a global IT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. We are the largest Cisco partner in the world, with deep, proven expertise in legacy-to-Cisco migrations across borderless networks, collaboration and data center architectures. As a Global Gold Partner, Dimension data has more CCIEs than any other organization, with the exception of Cisco, and has consistently been recognized by Gartner as being the best in the world in terms of supporting our clients.
Where to follow Dimension Data:
- Dimension Data Global Blog: DataNow
- Twitter: @DimensionDataAM, @DimensionData and @jackiefunk
- Facebook: Dimension Data Americas Facebook
Fast Lane MEA, based in Dubai, UAE, is a leading Cisco Specialized Learning Partner, working closely with Cisco to deliver technology training to Cisco employees, Cisco partners and users of Cisco technology.
Where to follow Fast Lane:
Iron Bow Technologies is a technology solutions provider and Cisco Gold partner with a track record of government and industry success. Implementing over $800 million in technology solutions annually, the company, which is based in Chantilly, VA, leverages a strong, flexible and targeted customer engagement model with premier products expertise to help customers design, acquire and build secure data center, collaboration, network infrastructure, information security, cloud computing and mobility solutions.
Where to follow Iron Bow:
- Federal Blog: TechSource
- Commercial Blog: The High Tech Highway
- Twitter: @iron_bow
- Facebook: Iron Bow Technologies
Logicalis U.S., part of the Logicalis Group, is a Cisco Gold partner based in New York City with specializations across all strategic Cisco architectures, including Master UC and Master Cloud Builder. Logicalis is focused on enterprise mobility, collaboration, converged infrastructure, cloud solutions and managed services.
Where to follow Logicalis:
- Blog: Hype or Ripe
- Twitter: @logicalisUS and @LogicalisMikeJ
- Facebook: Logicalis U.S.
Presidio helps clients unlock the unlimited potential of a completely connected world. We understand that the backbone of this unprecedented level of connection is Information Technology. At Presidio, we think, architect, implement, and support the practical reality of advanced technologies every day.
As a Cisco Gold Partner, we provide robust and reliable solutions to our clients throughout the U.S. These include converged infrastructure, cloud solutions, collaboration and security offerings and managed services, to name a few.
Where to follow Presidio:
2Ring¸ based in Bratislava, Slovakia, an independent software house that has focused on the development of IP Telephony and Contact Center applications as well as on productivity enhancement solutions since 2001. In 2011, 2Ring became a Cisco Preferred Solution Developer Partner and is ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. It is one of the fastest growing IT companies in Central and Eastern Europe.
Where to follow 2Ring:
Varrow is a Cisco Premier partner based in Greensboro, North Carolina, specializing in virtualization, storage, disaster recovery and managed services. Varrow is known for the quality of our technical talent and the passion of our people. We continually strive to build trusted, caring relationships with our customers, our partners, and each other. In 2012, we won the Cisco Architectural Excellence – Data Center, South Region award, among several other honors in 2012 and 2013.
Where to follow Varrow:
World Wide Technology, a Cisco Gold Partner based in St. Louis, Missouri, brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations evaluate, architect and implement technology. Our customers have hands on access to cutting edge data center, virtualization, collaboration, networking and security products in our Advanced Technology Center (ATC), technical expertise from our expansive team of engineering resources and accelerated global product delivery, powered by a sophisticated supply chain management infrastructure.
Where to follow World Wide Technology:
If you’d like to hear more about the Ambassador program, as well as future potential blogging and social media opportunities with Cisco Channels, please share in the comments or contact us via e-mail.