At Partner Summit 2011, the theme was all about how to create an impact, and how to grow revenues together. We caught up with Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, who shared his key insights from attending the event this week.
At today’s General Session, the discussion focused on leadership, and how Cisco will work with partners to lead, together. Executive Vice President Rob Lloyd took the stage, and gave a clear directive to partners. He said that the network is the last great IT market opportunity, and because of that, if a competitor asks partners to sell their product, they should just say no—don’t let the competition commoditize the market.
Here’s more details on new deals for partners that Rob announced.
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It was another great day at Partner Summit 2011 on the bayou, where the music is fantastic, the beignets are amazing, and the Partner Summit news is awesome!
At Wednesday’s general session, the focus was on how to impact innovation with Michael Capellas, CEO of VCE, and Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s CTO. Both highlighted Cisco technologies to help partners to differentiate.
We’ve got all of the event highlights, news, and details you need to know from Wednesday.
And since social media is such a big part of this year’s conference, we’re going to highlight a few of the tweets that have come through:
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So much happened on Tuesday at Cisco Partner Summit: musical performances, artist Frency painting in the moment on stage, as well as keynotes from SVP Keith Goodwin, Cisco CEO John Chambers, SVP Edison Peres, and the new Cisco COO Gary Moore. We also heard big announcements around cloud and collaborative professional services.
We had some other exciting things happening on Tuesday, so watch our short Partner Update newscast for the day’s highlights.
Did you miss any of the sessions from Tuesday? Don’t worry, you can still watch them…
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How was your week? Well, here at Cisco we had another exciting week filled with interesting technology stories and news. Here’s what happened…
1.) Mobile Technology for Smarter Cars
Today, the only types of collision avoidance systems in cars are expensive radar- and camera based systems, which are few and far between. However, if the U.S. Department of Transportation had its way much cheaper warning systems would be installed in all new cars before the end of the decade. The key is replacing expensive sensors with cheap and ubiquitous global positioning system (GPS) and Wi-Fi wireless technology.
2.) Cloud Providers Combine to Boost Asian Market
Some of the biggest players in technology have come together to form a group that aims to boost the use of cloud architectures in Asia, where adoption lags behind the U.S. and Europe. Eleven companies, including Cisco, primarily from the U.S. and western Europe, announced they were forming the Asia Cloud Computing Association to address regional issues and challenges to the adoption of cloud computing in Asia.
3.) Visualizing Global Mobile Traffic Growth
Check out some insights from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index. According to the VNI, global mobile data traffic will increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015 and there will be nearly one mobile device per capita by 2015. How do you see mobile evolving in the next five years?
4.) Cisco Makes Video Easier to Create, Consume, Search and Share Across the Enterprise
This week Cisco unveiled a host of new offerings designed to make it easy for anyone to be a video producer. Customers now have new ways to create and consume video across the enterprise. With the new Cisco offerings, they can:
- Record and share videos and content on the fly from Cisco TelePresence or other video endpoints.
- Enjoy exceptional search capabilities within videos themselves. Instead of wasting time scrolling through hours of video to find the right clip, with a few clicks of a mouse, users can now simply advance to the right spot.
5.) Cisco Names Gary Moore Chief Operating Officer
This week Cisco announced that Executive Vice President Gary Moore has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within Cisco.
“Gary is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and accountability within Cisco, with a laser-focus on operational excellence,” said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco.
Cisco also has a TON of things happening next week. Here’s what to look out for…
- The Internet it out of addresses? Check out this feature article next week about how careful planning and slow transition will minimize the impact of the transition to the IPv6 addressing system.
- With the Academy Awards this weekend check out how the Oscars are taking TV and social media to a whole new level!
- Partner Summit 2011 is happening next week in New Orleans! Keep up to date with news from the event.
- Enterprise Connect in Orlando is next week as well! Make plans to participate in the following Cisco activities.
Be sure to check out News@Cisco next week to learn more about all of these news updates! Have a great weekend!
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I’ve attended 12 Partner Summits, if you can believe it, so I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the things you need to know before you attend this year’s event. The event starts on Monday, February 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana and Virtual Partner Summit begins on Tuesday March 1.
As a Partner Summit veteran, I’ve got some tried-and-true tips for enjoying the event. (Watch the cartoon version of me in this video, walking you through the things you should do to prepare.)
Keep reading to find out about some of the big topics we’ll be covering next week at Partner Summit 2011 and how you can get involved.
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