Finally! Partner Summit is just around the corner. The Cisco team is excited to see you in person, beginning on April 16 in sunny San Diego, California.
If you’re not going to be in San Diego, you can still attend virtually. Just tune in via Virtual Partner Summit (VPS), beginning on April 17. All you need to do is register.
So what are the big topics at Partner Summit? Cloud and Collaboration are definitely top of mind. There’ll also be some fantastic breakout sessions. Some of them include “The Virtualized Workspace—New Solutions and Programs” and “Get in the Driver’s Seat with Smart Services.” The smart services session is just one of Partner Summit’s business transformation sessions. Others feature Cisco’s evolving Partner Program portfolio and how to accelerate mid-market success.
You’ll hear keynotes and have the opportunity to participate in live chat with top executives and regional leaders such as John Chambers, Padmasree Warrior, Edison Peres, and Jim Sherriff, to name a few. You can also join your regional theater breakouts covering topics for all the geographies.
Watch the video from our Roving Reporter to get all the details you need.
Keep reading to find out more about our Partner Summit Ambassadors, our new Roving Reporter, how to win an iPad or snag a t-shirt, the must-have checklist to help you navigate the event, and more. Read More »
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Love the sun? Love the beach? Then you’ll love Partner Summit.
What? You can’t attend in person?
No worries. In this episode of Partner Update, you’ll learn how to attend without leaving home. Seriously. Just fire up your laptop, stick an umbrella in a cool drink, and voilà you’ll be there—virtually. And you’ll have the opportunity to win even cooler prizes!
We also give you the inside scoop on Partner Summit’s Roving Reporter, how to get up to speed on UCS, Cisco’s game changing BYOD+ solutions, “appifying” the Cius to increase sales, and more.
But before we dig into the details, we have a Special Alert that didn’t make it into this week’s update! All of the interviews we recently filmed at Partner Velocity are now available on our YouTube channel. Find out ways to fascinate customers from expert Sally Hogshead, best-selling author Daniel Pink tells you how to motivate your team, former Kodak CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett tells you how to drive change, and more. Like what you saw? Watch full keynote replays on the Partner Velocity site.
Now, back to our update. Take less than five minutes now and tune in for your Cisco partner news.
Would you rather read the news? We’ve included links, descriptions, and details on each item covered in our newscast. Read More »
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In less than three short weeks, Partner Summit 2012 begins and brings with it an entire host of news and program announcements, business transformation and technology sessions, and important updates from executives and geography leaders. Oh, and the prizes! And did I mention it’s all for partners? Even those of you who can’t attend in person.
You heard right. All of the activity from the event in San Diego will come to you live via Virtual Partner Summit (VPS) on April 17-19, and participation is just a click away. All you have to do is register. It’s super easy and takes just a moment. Really.
For your effort, you’ll gain access to a dynamic, virtual community that lets you build your own agenda, join executive live chats, engage with fellow partner attendees, watch replays, and more. Did I mention the prizes?
This year’s event is focused on helping our partners maintain their competitive edge. And in today’s economic climate that’s more important than ever.
Nearly all of the sessions can be streamed live or viewed on demand via the Virtual Partner Summit environment. And the best part is that you don’t have to leave your workplace or home to hear the General Session keynote, which will be packed full of channel strategy and technology updates. Executives featured include:
- John Chambers, Chairman and CEO
- Keith Goodwin, SVP, Worldwide Partner Organization
- Edison Peres, SVP, Worldwide Channels
But that’s just part of the experience. Want to chat live with individual executives, win prizes, and engage with attendees? Read More »
Tags: amanda jobbins, edison peres, jim sherriff, john chambers, keith goodwin, milo schacher, nick earle, padmasree warrior, partner summit, virtual partner summit, vps
Happy Friday the 13th! Hope no one is superstitious! Cisco’s top stories of the week include a feature on the greening of data centers, a video on the value proposition for Cisco partners and the single-purpose network; the myth of the good-enough network was also outlined. Cisco and Xerox also announced a strategic alliance to deliver cloud services.
1.) Greening of Data Centers Spurred by New Metrics
Government and industry are pushing to develop metrics that will state definitively whether a data center is energy efficient or not. Ideally, they would like to get some generally-accepted measures, equivalent to the auto industry’s miles-per-gallon standards, that make it clear how efficiently a particular data center uses energy. Read more here.
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Tags: data center, Green Data Center, mobile, News@Cisco, partner, partner summit, strategic alliances
Need help building your professional services practice so you can increase profitability, accelerate your evolution to architectures, and differentiate? Then you won’t want to miss our upcoming live video broadcast for partners.
On Monday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. PST, we’ll be hosting a live, free, interactive video chat on our Ustream channel with Bob Dimicco, Director of Cisco Services. During the live broadcast, we’ll be taking a closer look at the recent announcement made at Partner Summit 2011 and what it means for partners.
We will also cover the following topics:
- Why Services are THE key differentiator and profitability engine for Cisco partners.
- How partners can take advantage of the new set of services called Collaborative Professional Services
- Why Cisco has one of the most partner-centric services strategies in the IT industry.
- How Cisco will drive the next wave of service innovation through Cisco’s Smart Services.
And, most importantly, we’ll be answering YOUR Services questions live on the air during the broadcast.
Your participation is integral to the success of this broadcast! Here’s how you can participate:
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