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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – March 27, 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:

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I officially kicked off the Cisco Partner Marketing Velocity and Cisco Partner Summit 2015 season this week. The two events, combined this year in Montreal, Canada, are in the last week of April. With exactly one month to go until we kick off the events up north, be sure to follow the Cisco Partner Blog for more information leading up to this year’s Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit events.

CRN 5 Star Winner

Cisco was recognized by CRN this week as a 5-star winner for its Channel Partner Program and for its Solution Partner Program. These wins will be featured in the CRN Partner Program Guide, which is an annual directory and definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through an IT channel.

Listen Your Way to the Win

Karin Surber always brings a great perspective on what it takes to be a successful sales person and this week was no different. Karin spent some time on the Partner Blog discussing listening, and how listening can make or break your business. Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – March 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:

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There was big news from the Collaboration Team this week and Richard McLeod gave Cisco Partners an update on the launch of Cisco Spark.

As Richard said, this is much more than the launch of a new app from the Collaboration Team. It’s about the modernization of business from traditional models to new, agile models.

Be sure to read Richard’s blog and join the conversation on Cisco Spark.

CRN Channel Madness

CRN is holding its own March tournament this year. Thirty-two channel chiefs enter, but only one will remain standing at the end. Cisco has two of its own in this year’s tournament. Check out the head-to-head matchups and give Bruce Klein and Edison Peres some support!

Only one channel chief can win the tournament, but one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be fun! Read More »

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Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – February 27, 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:

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CRN announced their annual Channel Chiefs awards this week. Cisco was honored with six executives being named to this year’s list.

Bruce Klein kicked things off this week by congratulating the recipients. I followed up with short features on each of the named Channel Chiefs from Cisco. In case you missed it, there are short features this week on:

Join me in congratulating this year’s Channel Chiefs from Cisco!

Jimmy Kimmel debuts Wall of America

In case you missed Jimmy Kimmel’s show after the Oscars last Sunday, he introduced the “Wall of America.” Built by Cisco, the Wall of America is a giant video collaboration board he used to speak directly with people across America who watched the Academy Awards. For a more in-depth look at the Wall of America, check out Rowan Trollope’s blog Jimmy Kimmel Live Reimagines the Fane Experience with Cisco.

Check out the video and you can learn how to sign up to be on Jimmy’s show via Cisco’s Wall of America! Read More »

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Congratulations: Raja Sundaram Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

In Bruce’s blog to kick off the week, he mentioned that Raja Sundaram was one of the CRN Channel Chiefs for 2015. Raja is no stranger to the Cisco Partner Blog, having posted here on numerous occasions, with many more postings to come. As such, most of you know him well, but let’s take a closer look.

Raja Sundaram
Raja Sundaram has been with Cisco for 20 years. In that time he has handled numerous senior management roles that have all helped move him toward his role with the Worldwide Services Partner Organization.

His team develops and executes strategies that enable Cisco and its partners to deliver business outcomes for customers while profitably growing and transforming their business in the world of hybrid IT and Internet of Everything (IoE) software and solutions. Raja is responsible for Partner Go-to-Market Strategies, Programs, and Partner Development. Read More »

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Congratulations: Edison Peres Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

In Bruce’s blog to kick off the week, he mentioned that Edison Peres was one of the CRN Channel Chiefs for 2015. Edison is no stranger to the Cisco Partner Blog, having posted here on numerous occasions, with many more postings to come. As such, most of you know him well, but let’s take a closer look.

Edison Peres
In his role as Senior VP of the Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization, Edison Peres leads the recruitment and enablement of an extensive worldwide cloud and managed services partner ecosystem, and is responsible for developing the go-to-market strategies, programs and field relationships to drive the adoption of Cisco’s cloud value proposition.

During his 13 years at Cisco, Edison has pioneered many of Cisco’s innovative sales and channel strategies. He helped design and evolve Cisco’s industry leading partner program with unique incentive programs such as the Value Incentive Program (VIP) and Opportunity Incentive Program (OIP). Read More »

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