Bill Hentschell

Global Director of Intent Based Networking

Global Partner Organization

Bill Hentschell has been with Cisco over 20 years now. He has held various leadership roles, is involved Cisco’s M&A activity, and is a strategic advisor to several ISV partners. Leveraging his background in programming, operating systems, and networking he has been a frequent speaker at many industry events including RSA, Cisco’s Global Sales Experience, Cisco Live (Americas, LATAM, EMEAR, and APJC), Enterprise Connect, and a featured speaker for The Department of Homeland Security. Bill currently serves as the Global Director of Intent Based Networking for the Global Partner Organization at Cisco Systems, Inc. Mr. Hentschell is responsible for driving global GTM strategy for Intent Based Networking across all RTMs including distribution, resale, and managed services. He is focused on partners profitability and Cisco brand preference through enablement, programs, incentives, offers, launches, acquisitions, and thought leadership. Mr. Hentschell attained his MBA and piloted the first Cisco MBA cohort with University of Phoenix. Additionally, he has degree in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Business and his B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Law from the University of Missouri. Currently he lives in St. Louis Missouri with two young children and spends his free time as an amateur photographer and beginner hockey player.


December 20, 2022


Smart Sensors for Smarter Business

Cooling or heating a space more than necessary wastes energy and it’s even more of a shame when no one is comfortable! We all know that there are several ways to save resources in evolving workplaces, yet the biggest drain on resources continues to be the data center.

April 20, 2022


You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See

Check out my video blog to learn how you can help your customers’ sustainability, maintain their environments, lower their costs, and ensure their networks are operating optimally and securely.

February 11, 2022


Options + Communication: The keys to delivering in any great relationship

What’s the key to persevering and delivering when it matters the most? Communication, of course!

November 15, 2021


Hardware hard to come by? Just add software!

Hardware is incredibly hard to come by these days. However, software isn't. Simply by adding some software to your existing hardware you can completely change its functionality.

September 14, 2021


Good service begins with visibility

In order to keep customers happy and having a great experience, partners--and their customers--need end-to-end visibility to keep things running smoothly.

June 17, 2021


Seamlessly Integrate with Future Cloud Innovations

Play and work are all integrated and cloud-based in our day-to-day lives, and we expect the same in our work environment.

September 3, 2020


Using Cisco APIs to Create Better Outcomes

Hear how Cisco partner WWT is leverage DevNet and Cisco’s open APIs to extend the functionality of their platform, help customers evolve their networks, and create better outcomes.

July 21, 2020


Cisco APIs Help Partners Address Demand for Work From Home

See how using SDKs and APIs from App-D, vManage SDWAN, ThousandEyes, and Tetration would allow a DevNet certified partner to build a health application to offer as part of a managed service, standalone app, or other competitive differentiator for their customers.

September 12, 2019


What a 9-year-old Teaches Us about PX

The Platform Experience (PX) can make it easier to integrate and provide an amazing Customer Experience (CX).