Ken Trombetta

Vice President, Global and Strategic Partner Organization

Global Partners Organization (GPO)

Ken Trombetta is the Vice President of Cisco’s Global and Strategic Partner Organization, responsible for the global management of Cisco’s strategic partners and alliances. Encompassing system integrators, value-added resellers, services partners, software companies, and technology partners, this global connected partner ecosystem is a differentiator in helping deliver business outcomes for customers and driving growth across traditional and new routes to market. With innovative solutions and services based on complementary technologies from Cisco and its partners, Ken and his team ensure Cisco’s global partners and alliances have the right strategies in place to capture existing and new market opportunities.

Ken has spent the last 19+ years at Cisco leading sales and channel teams. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President for the Worldwide Partner Organization leading the team that developed go-to-market strategies for technology architectures and solutions. Prior to that, Ken led the direct sales teams as the Area Vice President of Commercial East Sales, and served as a Client Director in the Global Enterprise Theater. Ken also served as a member of Cisco’s Worldwide Channels Board and the Partner Strategic Leadership Team.

Ken joined Cisco Systems in October 1998 from Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Consulting Services, where he co-developed “Vision and Business Insight,” a strategic planning methodology.

He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and four children.


March 21, 2018


A Blueprint for Customer Digitization

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Ken Trombetta shares the hierarchy of needs for a digital business and what Cisco partners can do to help customers get there.

February 6, 2018


Partner Advantages of Cisco Container Platform and HyperFlex 3.0

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The new Cisco Container Platform and Cisco HyperFlex 3.0 will help accelerate customers’ time to value in multicloud. But how will they help partners? Ken Trombetta explains how.

May 21, 2014


Today at CiscoLive!

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Today’s threat landscape is more dynamic than ever before. Given the rapid changes in the world around us, driven by mobility, cloud computing, and the Internet of Everything (IoE), the number and type of attacks will continue to increase.

November 15, 2013


If Time is Money, Then it’s Time to Rethink BYOD

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The widespread adoption of BYOD is a reflection of the growing pervasiveness of mobility. How organizations and partners respond and get in front of the future of mobility will be crucial for success.

October 9, 2013


Cisco Closes Acquisition of Sourcefire; What Does that Mean to You?

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Mobility, cloud and the Internet of Everything (IoE) continue to change IT security making point product solutions insufficient. The old model of having disparate products securing isolated areas simply won’t protect against the dynamic threats of today’s world. In the ever-growing world of the Internet of Everything (IoE) the number of attack vectors will only increase. Today’s security solutions require a continuous approach that is much more automatic when handling security threats before, during and after an attack. The good news for Cisco partners is that the acquisition of Sourcefire is complete. With Sourcefire part of the Cisco family, we will provide partners with a broad portfolio of integrated solutions that deliver unmatched visibility and continuous advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum.