Wow, what a week and another standout Cisco Partner Summit! This event has always been a highlight of my year, both as a partner of Cisco and now leading the Global Partner Organization.

It is truly an honor to be with our partners and share our latest news and strategic direction with them. Partner Summit gives me an opportunity to listen to partners from all over the world and have direct, open conversations with them. Their feedback helps shape not only next year’s event, but also our partner strategy.

We covered a lot over the 3-day event, but I invite you to watch my 6-minute wrap-up interview where I summarize my highlights of Cisco Partner Summit 2019.

And if you’re really short on time, all you really need to know is summarized in these four key takeaways:


  • Customer success is our #1 target – adoption is not an option!
  • Partners remain our default go-to-market for the entire lifecycle
  • Perform and Transform continues and evolves to align to our teams
  • We want and support unique partners who own their edge

A huge thank you to our partners for joining us last week, whether in person or through Virtual Partner Summit. I hope you had a fabulous time, and that you learned more about how we will continue help you own your edge.