To meet customer demands in a rapidly changing IT market, at Partner Summit, Cisco announced our strategy for Intercloud, our value-oriented global public cloud.
Cisco is committing a $1B investment and has formed a dedicated worldwide organization with three leaders for Development, Delivery and Sales for fast execution; Dr. Gee Rittenhouse leads Cloud Orchestration, and Faiyaz Shahpurwala leads Cloud Infrastructure and Services Delivery, and Nick Earle leads the Cloud Sales and Go-to-Market.
To be successful we need to be creative and move fast – at cloud speed. Today, Nick Earle announced the newly formed Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Organization (CMSO) and his new leadership team to our internal stakeholders. I am excited to be part of that leadership team and will be transitioning to my new role, to lead this new Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization, over the next few weeks. Read More »
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As we continue to wrap up our coverage of Cisco Partner Summit 2014 be sure to go back and read the day one, day two and day three recaps of last week’s event, just in case you missed any of the big news from Cisco Partner Summit.
I was able to sit down last week with Edison Peres, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels to talk about what partners have been telling him heading into Cisco Partner Summit, and he spent some time detailing what partners really need to know about the evolution of the Next Generation Channel Partner Program.
Be sure to check in on the Channels Blog tomorrow as we finish up our coverage of Cisco Partner Summit 2014, and let us know what’s on your mind in the comments section below!
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With day one and day two of Cisco Partner Summit complete Bruce Klein, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partner Organization opened day three by recapping the amazing parties from the night before, with EMEAR taking top honors for best party this year.
We got the chance to catch up with partners to hear their perspectives on today’s General Session. Here’s what they had to say:
Read on for a full recap of day three of Cisco Partner Summit. Read More »
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Away we go! Cisco Partner Summit officially kicked off today in Las Vegas. After weeks of anticipation, thousands of partners are getting the latest updates from Cisco here at the event, or via Virtual Partner Summit (VPS).
Partners entered the general session this morning to hear from John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Bruce Klein, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, and Edison Peres, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels.
Today’s presentations were all about strategy and how Cisco’s growing Partner Ecosystem will help both Cisco and its partners thrive. We got the chance to catch up with partners to hear their perspectives on today’s General Session. Here’s what they had to say:
Read on for a full recap of today’s General Session. Read More »
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The Cisco Channel Partner Program has always focused on value versus volume, rewarding partners who create value, no matter their size or sales volume. The program has evolved over time to identify market transitions, enable our partners through these transitions and recognize partners for their practices. With major market transitions happening today, our channel partners have unique opportunities to once again evolve their business models and offer even more value to their customers, while at the same time, differentiating themselves and growing profitably.
To that end, today at the Cisco Partner Summit 2014, we are announcing the next generation of Cisco’s Channel Partner Program, which is a critical component of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem that Bruce Klein, SVP of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization, is also unveiling today.
The next generation channel program will enable and reward partners for adopting new consumption models and reaching new buying centers, with an emphasis on solutions, hybrid IT, and architectures. Channel partners will see changes across Certifications, Specializations and Incentives. Partners will generally have 16-24 months to transition to the new requirements. Read More »
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