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Nick Holden

Vice President

Global Strategic Partner Organization

Nick is Vice President of the Global Strategic Partner Organization at Cisco. He leads a worldwide team focused on driving engagements with global systems integrators, consulting, cloud, data center/converged infrastructure, enterprise software, and industry/vertical IOT partners. These partners execute in multiple geographies and are strategic contributors in the execution of Cisco sales and technology architectures, customer experience and solution priorities. Nick plays a pivotal role driving Cisco’s overall partnering strategy by helping incubate new partnerships and go-to-market initiatives for growth markets. As a member of the Global Partner Organization’s Senior Leadership Team, he helps define and execute Cisco’s worldwide partner strategy. In his 14 years with Cisco, Nick has held numerous influential leadership positions within various partner organizations. Recently he led strategy, planning, programs and operations for the Americas Partner Organization, where his focus was on strategic planning, channel programs, organization design, contra investments, talent development and executive communications. He also led the Partner Consulting and Innovation team which advised partners on how to optimize their business, integrate M&A, drive profitability and create new sources of revenue. His prior Cisco roles include Senior Operations Director for the Global Partner Organization, Strategic Technology Partnerships leader, and Strategy and Planning leader for the global Cisco-IBM partnership.

Articles

October 12, 2020

PARTNER

Why Being Different Is Better

When we talk about differentiation within the Strategic Partner Organization, we’re referring to how we work with our global partners to create a unique competitive advantage that showcases our joint capabilities for customers. How do we do this?

October 8, 2020

PARTNER

Cisco and Google Cloud: Integrating Portfolios to Enhance and Secure Operating in the Cloud

Cisco and Google Cloud continue to expand our joint innovation to improve our customers’ cloud journeys with AI-enabled contact centers and the the best multicloud application experiences.

July 6, 2020

PARTNER

Partner Innovation in a Time of Disruption

Innovation with our Strategic Partners means aligning our technology, architectures, and R&D engineering with them to create unique solutions that provide customers with real business outcomes. Here are just a few examples:

March 17, 2020

PARTNER

Five Tips on Working from Home from a 20-Year Work from Home Veteran

Many of us and our partners will be working from home for the foreseeable future. Here are my five best practices (and lessons learned) for making the most of your work situation.

March 11, 2020

PARTNER

Cisco and Microsoft: Partnering to Help Customers Accelerate Digital Transformation

Here are a few examples of how channel partners and their customers benefit from the Cisco-Microsoft partnership.

January 29, 2020

PARTNER

How Cisco Helps Strategic Partners Innovate, Differentiate, and Grow

Cisco’s Strategic Partners are global companies who offer consulting, software, services, technology solutions AND industry expertise. See how we are working together.