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Lars Thorsen

Global Strategic Partner Sales Executive

Global Partner Organization

Lars currently focuses on driving business development and sales opportunities between Cisco and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create unique value for our joint customers. Before leading the strategic partnership with AWS, Lars lead Strategy and Planning for Customer Success at Veritas LLC. Prior to Veritas, Lars spent 18 years here at Cisco leading Partner and Customer Operations North Americas and also CX Inside Sales North Americas. Outside of his work at Cisco, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 year old twins, 2 dogs and 5 chickens. When not at work you will find Lars gardening, cycling or hiking. Lars and his wife, Theresa, are active volunteers with the Marin Parents of Multiples Club (MPOMC) supporting needy families across Marin county.

Articles

April 5, 2021

PARTNER

Managed Cloud Security with Cisco Secure Cloud Analytics Provided by Pinnacle Technology Partners

The synergy among AWS, Cisco, and our valued channel partners creates an amazing customer-centric value proposition for those organizations migrating to the cloud. Learn about two innovations that address some challenges that organizations face when running in AWS Cloud.

February 24, 2021

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The Transformation of the Software Supply Chain is Happening—Now

Focusing on the AWS Marketplace, Cisco is right in the middle of making its software available. Today, for example, Cisco offers 17 products on this marketplace, and the list is growing.

December 7, 2020

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AWS is Cisco’s 2020 Ecosystem Partner of the Year!

With more than 60,000 Cisco partners worldwide, it’s no small feat to be named Cisco’s Ecosystem Partner of the Year. To put it mildly, the competition is fierce, because Cisco has so many outstanding ecosystem partners.

August 27, 2020

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Four Ways AppDynamics Gives Your AWS Applications a Competitive Edge

The goal of any IT team is to keep their users happy and maximize revenue. AppD helps ensure optimal user experience by measuring key performance metrics and reporting on any deviations in real-time.

May 19, 2020

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Cisco and AWS Strategic Partnership: Working to Secure Your Acceleration to the Cloud

To help AWS customers, Cisco—a market leader in security—has built a security architecture around four key pillars: visibility, segmentation, threat protection, and identify and access management. 

March 9, 2020

PARTNER

Cisco and AWS: Making It Easier for Businesses to Accelerate their Cloud Journeys

I’ll summarize many of the ways our customers can benefit from the partnership between Cisco and AWS.