Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind – April 24, 2015
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
Well it’s here! It’s time! Early tomorrow morning I will board a plan and head to Montreal, Canada for Cisco Marketing Velocity 2015 and Cisco Partner Summit 2015. I’ve spent the last few weeks making sure you’re ready for these two huge events by asking things like, “Are You Ready for Cisco Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit?”. I have also introduced you to the Cisco Social Ambassadors for the two events.
I’ve walked you through Cisco Virtual Partner Summit (VPS) for those of you that won’t be onsite in Montreal. VPS is the perfect way to keep up with what’s going on throughout the week, even if you are not physically there.
This week I gave you one last checklist to make sure you’re prepared to hit the ground running with Cisco Marketing Velocity and Cisco Partner Summit, whether you’re actually in Canada, or participating via VPS. Also, just in case you didn’t see it last Friday, Bruce Klein and Canadian counterpart David De Abreu joined a podcast to provide a preview of Cisco Partner Summit 2015.
As you can imagine, next week is going to be a busy one on the Cisco Partner Blog. For that reason, we will not have a Cisco Partner Weekly Rewind blog on May 1. The Weekly Rewind will return on May 8 to wrap up all of our coverage of Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit.
I think you’re ready. I know I’m ready to get to Montreal and get this show on the road. See you in Canada!
Signs of Collaboration
Of course Marketing Velocity and Partner Summit are huge topics on the Partner Blog at the moment, but this is Cisco. There’s always plenty of other stuff going on too.
In fact, Steve Steinhilber stopped by this week with a short recap of his time at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. It is a great look at what the Cisco Sports & Entertainment Solutions Group is partnering on right now. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.
Take Advantage of the Opportunity with VersaStack
We also had a chance to hear from Cynthia Johnson this week after she returned from the Athens Data Center Partner Conference. Her post includes a video recap of her conversation with IBM’s Carl Boisvert, and she takes the time to explain the latest with the building of the VersaStack partner base. She also provides access to the replay of the VersaStack Solutions Partner Webcast, held earlier this week, in case you missed it.
It’s a good opportunity to catch up on VersaStack and to let Cynthia know what you think!
- Monique Morrow explains why women should pursue a career in cybersecurity
- Kailem Anderson accelerates service provider services innovation
- Robb Boyd tours the Cisco Allen Data Center
- Rob Lloyd on Cisco’s approach to SDN
- Kevin Davenport goes beyond the theory of IoT
Keep an Eye Out
- Swing by the Cisco Partner Event calendar for the latest information on Cisco partner gatherings
- Register for Virtual Partner Summit and participate in Cisco Partner Summit 2015 even if you aren’t physically at the event