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Congratulations: Julie Hens Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

In our ongoing series this week, I continue featuring the six Cisco executives named as Channel Chiefs for 2015. These short takes are just a chance for you to get to know these executives a little better. Up now is Julie Hens.

Julie Hens
Julie Hens is a 15 year veteran of Cisco, where she is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and operations in her current role of Vice President for the Worldwide Distribution Channel.

Julie was the creator and Executive Sponsor of the Small Business Executive Exchange (SBEE) from 2008 through 2011, a hugely successful Cisco Corporate Advisory Board that worked to grow and evolve the channel model and partner profitability in the U.S. Julie is passionate about leadership and provides mentorship through Cisco’s Executive Shadow program. She is also a member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives and Advancing Women Executives, LLC. Read More »

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Congratulations: Steve Benvenuto Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

As Bruce mentioned yesterday, CRN has named six Cisco executives as Channel Chiefs for 2015. As such, I am offering short takes this week on each of the named executives that Bruce mentioned. It’s a chance for you to get to know these executives a little better. Up next is Steve Benvenuto.

Steve Benvenuto
Steve and his team are responsible for the Cisco Partner Ecosystem programs. Steve himself has a wealth of go to market business development and program innovation experience, and he’s been leading the Cisco Partner Ecosystem programs since 2012. Steve has been with Cisco since 1999. Read More »

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Congratulations: Wendy Bahr Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

As you saw in Bruce Klein’s blog yesterday, we have been honored at Cisco by having six of our executives named as Channel Chiefs for 2015. This is an honor indeed, and it affords me the opportunity to give you a little better look at those executives.

We don’t always take the time to get to know each other, and I wanted to take some time this week to give you a look at the people behind these titles. Some of you probably know each of the six executives named as Channel Chiefs yesterday, but for those of you that don’t, here’s some brief information about them that might give you a better feel for just what they’re each passionate about.

Wendy Bahr
Up first this week is Wendy Bahr, senior vice-president, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization. Read More »

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CRN Announces 2015 Channel Chiefs

If you remember my blog from about this time last year, CRN announces its list of Channel Chiefs, and it’s quite an honor to be named to the list. According to CRN, the people named to their Channel Chiefs’ list head up the partner programs that we all depend on, and they do it with professionalism year in and year out.

I am again extremely honored to be one of the named Channel Chiefs this year. As always though, I really wanted to post today in order to make sure you were all aware of my five colleagues who were named this year. I can’t tell you how excited we are at Cisco to have six of our executives recognized by CRN, two years in a row.

I also wanted our partners to know that our executives don’t get recognized in this way without you. We have only put ourselves into a position where our executives win recognition because of the countless hours of work you have put in, and the incredible feedback you have provided us. Hearing from you about how Cisco is doing is the lifeblood that keeps our partner programs fresh and effective, so keep it coming.

Oh and one last thing, CRN also recognized us as one of the top 100 coolest cloud vendors and included us on the CRN Data Center 100 list for 2015 in the Infrastructure Providers Category. Pretty great news in a space where many people said we were out of our depth!

Now without further fanfare, please join me in congratulating the CRN Channel Chiefs at Cisco this year: Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – February 20, 2015

Partner-Weekly-Rewind-v2Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:

Off the Top

It was quite a busy week on the Partner Blog. Hopefully you had a chance to read Sherri Liebo’s blog on how digital marketing has transformed the traditional marketing landscape. If not, be sure to check it out and take a look back at her super heroes posts from 2014 and how those particular marketing team members can lead the way as digital marketing continues to shift how we all work.

As we are getting ever closer to this year’s Marketing Velocity event, this blog is a nice look at how all our marketing efforts tie together and what “digital” is doing to all of us.

Intelligent Cybersecurity

Raja Sundaram had some insight into cybersecurity and how it affects your customers. He looked at changing business models, dynamic threats, and complexity and fragmentation. Branching out from there he pointed out how Cisco is offering up the products you need for your customers to tackle these tough security situations. It’s a great overview on security. Read More »

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