Keith Dyer

VP, IBM Alliance

Global Enterprise Sales and Partner Organization

Keith Dyer is a Vice President in the Global Partner Organization at Cisco Systems managing our 360° IBM Alliance. With an execution focused leadership style, he has earned the reputation for collaboration, team-building, and openness while achieving consistent results.

In his current role, Dyer is responsible for the Global 360° IBM Alliance focused on key growth initiatives for the benefit of both companies. IBM is a unique partner with Cisco across multiple areas – as a customer, supplier, co-developer of technology and solutions, and GTM partner – Cisco recently named Dyer to lead this newly created executive structure to support this partnership. He has held multiple leadership roles over the past 15 years at Cisco in the Global Strategic and Partner Organization most recently leading Cisco’s global ITSP partner strategy and Global “go to market” driving double digit growth over the last several years.

Dyer brings 30 years of successful business management, sales, channel management, services and marketing leadership in the IT market to every one of his roles. Before joining Cisco in 2004, he developed strategies at Avaya in their mergers and acquisition group. He was Vice President and General Manager at Expanets, a systems technology, services, and solutions company serving Enterprise and Commercial Customers. Prior to joining Expanets, Dyer held sales, sales management, and general management positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Dyer is a graduate of Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He was honored as “The Distinguished Alumni Award” recipient in 2010 which recognizes alumni from the School of Business for distinguished professional and community achievements.

He lives in Hendersonville, TN with his wife Tracy.


March 2, 2021


Cisco and IBM launch new offering built on IBM Cloud Satellite

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Businesses today find themselves in a time of great change. As innovative new technologies make it easier than ever for us to connect and conduct business, the COVID-19 pandemic has actually accelerated companies’ efforts to digitally transform. Cisco and IBM collaborated on a solution that reflects this pattern.

August 26, 2020


Fiscal Year Challenge: Anticipation vs. Anxiety

3 min read

We are at our best when we choose Anticipation over Anxiety. It’s not always simple; as you face uncertainty, you can think the worst is going to happen and get nervous, or you can think the best thing is going to happen and get excited.

May 4, 2020


Cisco and IBM: Teaming at the Edge

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Cisco and IBM continue to invest in developing and marketing innovative offerings that leverage our core strengths and enable our ongoing delivery of value. Today, this alliance is multidimensional and covers a variety of technologies, such networking, data center, hybrid cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), security, collaboration, and professional services.

January 24, 2020


A Fully Managed Private Cloud from Cisco and IBM

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Cisco and IBM Services have partnered to offer a Managed Private Cloud-as-a-service for x86 that is powered by Cisco UCS.

June 26, 2019


IBM and Cisco Expand their Global Strategic Partnership with a Hybrid Cloud Announcement

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I’m pleased to share the latest extension to this partnership, a reference architecture—IBM Cloud Private—on Cisco’s hyperconverged infrastructure—Cisco HyperFlex and HyperFlex Edge.