For some of you, this may be the first time you’re hearing from me in my new role as the head of Cisco’s Global Partner Organization. I’m proud to be here and work alongside you – our esteemed Partner community.

Each day I’m inspired and energized by the amazing stories of innovation and customer success we achieve in the market. It’s this drive, passion and expertise that differentiates us in the industry and creates unmatched outcomes for our customers all over the world.

We have great momentum in the market powered by our unique capabilities and skills. Like our most recent award from Channelnomics championing our approach to security, and the inclusion on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for a number of our Collaboration offerings. We need to continue to execute by providing the expertise our customers need today. At the same time, we also need to build the capabilities to capture new opportunities across the lifecycle.

And the opportunities ahead are plentiful. Next week, at Partner Summit in Las Vegas, we’ll share in detail how we will help you win in the market and increase your profitability. We’ll discuss the changing market momentum, how we will continue to empower you through innovative solutions, and support you through programs and enablement to remain competitive and profitable.

As we head into next week, I want to make one thing clear. Our partnership is the foundation to our shared success. You have been our primary route to market for more than 20 years and that remains unchanged. Our commitment to you is unwavering. Together, we have an opportunity to make an impact unlike ever before.

If you won’t be in Las Vegas, you can still tune into Partner Summit live. Just join our Virtual Partner Summit where we will be streaming each day’s keynotes. There’s so much to hear, learn, and see —  I promise it will be worth your time.

I’m excited to see what we can achieve in our next chapter as we Lead Together.