Karine Elsen

Director of Marketing

Strategic Partner Marketing and Ecosystem Acceleration Team

Karine Elsen leads the Strategic Partner Marketing and Ecosystem Acceleration Team, which is responsible for building global marketing plans with strategic partners and scaling marketing campaigns with and through Cisco’s ecosystem partners.

She joined Cisco in 2005 and has been involved in everything from Partner Marketing Central infrastructure, leading the distribution marketing team, and US & Global Partner Marketing teams.


February 8, 2021


CRN Recognizes Multiple Cisco Leaders

CRN has announced its picks for 2021 Channel Chiefs. See who made the list from Cisco!

February 5, 2021


The Social Network We Didn’t Know We Needed

Marketing Velocity Voice is reimagining the way partner marketers interact with each other and with us - every day. It is a digital partner marketing community where partners can network and connect, elevate their marketing practices, and accelerate demand generation. 

January 19, 2021


Lessons Learned & Looking Ahead

2020 has been a year full of unknowns and rapid changes that accelerated some of the trends changing our industry. With this in mind, we partnered with two industry experts to share insights on the future of B2B marketing, changes in the customer journey, and the subsequent impact on the partner ecosystem. These sessions are part of Marketing Velocity Learning, a robust curriculum designed specifically to enrich your marketing practices and drive demand.

December 4, 2020


Don’t Tap the Brakes when Driving Demand with Marketing Velocity

Karine Elsen takes a look at the recent simplification of Marketing Velocity. How does that benefit partners? Read on to find out!

May 11, 2020


Cisco Leaders Prominently Featured on CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel List

For 2020, 22 Cisco leaders were named to the CRN’s Women of the Channel list. This list recognizes women leaders for their influence, extraordinary expertise and vision within the channel. Cisco is well represented this year, so join Karine Elsen in taking a look at who’s on the list this year.

May 20, 2019


Cisco Leaders Make CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel List

A hearty thank you to our partners for voting to recognize the efforts of some incredible women at Cisco. Learn more:

December 21, 2018


Hope for the holidays: partnering to address the housing crisis

Roughly 7,500 men, women and children lack reliable housing in the South Bay. Learn some of the ways we’re working with our partners to end homelessness in our own backyard.

October 3, 2018


Lessons in Loyalty and Love from Cisco’s CX Playbook

Learn how to provide the kind of connected experience that create loyal, satisfied customers with three fundamental approaches that businesses of all sizes can adopt.