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Andrew Sage

Vice President

Americas Distribution

Andrew Sage Vice President, Global Distribution Cisco Systems, Inc. Andrew is Vice President of Global Distribution Sales, leading Cisco’s 17 billion dollar 2T distribution channel. He is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, and logistics across 230 countries, involving 200 distributors and almost 40,000 resellers. Previously, as Vice President of Americas Distribution, Andrew grew the business more than 40% across the Americas channel during his tenure. During this period of high growth, Andrew also drove significant simplification in the 2T channel and began an accelerating transformation journey to new business models based on software, recurring revenue and lifecycle management. Previously, as Vice President of Worldwide Partner Led Sales, he was responsible for accelerating the global success of the partner led selling model that empowers and rewards Cisco partners to lead sales with midsize and small customers. Andrew also held the positions of Vice President, Worldwide Small Business Sales, and Vice President, Worldwide Channels Marketing. Andrew joined Cisco in August, 1999 and has more than 20 years of networking industry experience. He brings a broad knowledge of the high tech industry to his current position. He has led several key initiatives to successfully introduce Cisco Systems into new markets and build new go-to-market capabilities. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent three years as Regional Vice President for Olicom, Inc. and has also held positions with CrossComm Corporation and Olivetti Canada, Limited. Andrew has a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. His home base is Pleasanton, California with his wife and three children.

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November 8, 2021

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Everything Possible. Especially Saving the Planet.

Cisco has made sustainability a top priority. Learn how we are helping partners and distributors make sustainability profitable.

November 5, 2021

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Everything Possible. For All of Us. Don’t Miss the Revolution.

Cisco has big plans to help our distributors and partners. Don’t miss Partner Summit 2021!

April 20, 2021

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Cisco is closing the loop on the Circular Economy

The race to reduce our dependence on raw materials is on. Find out how a holistic approach to designing, building, and delivering products is helping Cisco build a more #circulareconomy.

February 12, 2021

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Carpe Diem—Seize the Day—with Cisco as your Trusted Partner

Every day, technology becomes more accessible to more businesses, and it benefits more people. To welcome our partners and distis to 2021 and meet our revenue goals, Cisco will be focusing on secure remote work, managed services, and Customer Experience & Life Management.

January 22, 2021

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Democratizing Technology for SMBs

Cisco has been engineering its technology to be consumed as a service, or cloud-delivered networking, making it easily accessible, simplified, secure, and cost-effective. Partners can help their customers deploy apps quickly to drive business value and process improvement that was once out of reach for smaller IT budgets.

December 17, 2020

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My Personal Message of Deep Gratitude to our Distributors and Partners

With our partners and distributors, I want to share a lesson I learned in this unique year, 2020.

November 12, 2020

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime for our Distributors and Partners

Cisco, our partners and distributors, is helping the worl economy recover by helping small- and mid-sized businesses install a digitization platform. Our new offer, Secure Remote Work, is a SaaS bundle including collaboration technology and end-to-end security. Affordable. Easy to order. Easy to consume. For customers: multiple Cisco products integrated in one simple suite. For partners: a platform to build upon with their own expertise and additions such as access devices and managed services.

April 22, 2020

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Cisco wants its equipment back.

Happy Earth Day to all of you. For 50 years, we’ve been celebrating Earth Day, and even in this uncertain time, we’re making progress, thanks to companies like Cisco that have committed themselves to the Circular Economy.

April 9, 2020

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New Sales Motion, Designed for Small Business, Focused on Security

The new sales motions are called Scale Plays, and the first in this series is our Security Scale Play, designed to help small businesses strengthen their cyber security simply and dramatically.