I would like to start out by sharing my deepest thanks and congratulations on a successful quarter. It was a fight, and like early 20th Century author Robert Collier said, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Our combined efforts which we repeated day in and day out over the past three months have led to a strong quarter of growth amidst the harsh realities we have faced the last eleven months.

There are many opportunities coming in the weeks ahead, and I wanted to take a few minutes to personally share them with you.

Cisco IoT Connect

This event on February 25 was designed exclusively for Partners to gather with Cisco’s leadership to discuss global market transitions, use cases, and strategic differentiation to build an IoT practice. With the landscape of connected operations at an inflection point, it’s important for customers to enable more remote operations, operational safety, and renewed infrastructure investments. I will be presenting a session on Fueling Partner Success with IoT Distribution. Register for this event to attend my session and see other Cisco leaders like Oliver Tuszik, SVP of Global Partner Organization, and many others.

Secure Remote Work

This Commercial and SMALL business offer includes everything customers need to keep their remote workers productive and secure. The offer can help you and your partners support new market demands and capture new opportunities to cross-sell and increase your margins with flexible product options and instant up-front automatic discounts. You can get all the resources you need to help your partners learn more about the offers and start selling on SalesConnect.

EN Access + Wi-Fi 6

With Wi-Fi 6, your partners and their customers get more reliability with less downtime, more network capacity, and up to three times faster speeds than its previous generation. You can help your partners accelerate their customers’ Wi-Fi 6 journey with Cisco by downloading the new campaign assets on Marketing Velocity Central.

I look forward to connecting with you at the upcoming Cisco IoT Connect and throughout the coming quarter.

Stay Safe. Stay Strong.


John Brookbank

Vice President, Americas Distribution

WW Partner Sales