This time of year always reminds me of two big events—Oktoberfest and Cisco Partner Summit. Though I do miss the excitement of Oktoberfest in Munich, since I became Cisco’s Channel Chief and moved to the U.S., now my excitement is focused on preparing for Cisco Partner Summit. There’s simply nothing better than gathering together with a group of people to engage in conversation, share perspectives, and celebrate. This year Partner Summit will take place November 1-3 – and I cannot wait for you to see what we have planned for you. This year’s event will have engaging experiences planned for both in-person and virtual attendees. We took your feedback and designed an event experience you won’t want to miss – global keynotes, carefully curated breakout sessions, plenty of networking opportunities, and rich, relevant content across all. So don’t wait – register today!
This year’s theme is Let’s Own It.
Cisco together with you, our Partners, have a unique opportunity to capture the digital transformation opportunity in front of us. Each of us, with our diverse capabilities and offerings, has a role to play in delivering the outcomes and experiences our customers need and expect. No single company can do this on their own. It takes all of us – and when we play our part and own our roles, we can reach more customers and unlock the full value of their technology investments, while differentiating your solutions and growing your profitability.
Whether you’re joining us in Las Vegas or virtually, this year’s Partner Summit will offer everything you have come to expect from the industry’s premier partner event – plus a lot more:
- Global keynotes featuring CEO Chuck Robbins and members of his executive leadership team: You’ll hear the latest on our strategy, priorities, technology innovations, and key announcements – all aimed at addressing our customers’ requirements and supporting your profitability.
- Carefully curated in-person experiences based on your feedback: This year, we asked you review the roster of Business Impact Sessions and vote on those you were most interested in seeing delivered live, on-stage during the event. Don’t worry – you won’t miss out on the other content; the remaining Business Impact Sessions will be available on demand. We also took your feedback from previous years and built in more networking time – for executive 1:1s, to explore the Partner Hub, and to network with each other.
- A premiere digital experience. We’re combining the Partner Summit Digital event with our best-in-class Partner Launch Experience, to create one platform where you can access all of the rich content developed specifically for Partner Summit. Global Keynotes will be broadcast live via the Partner Summit event platform, while the Business Impact Sessions and Partner Launch Experience will be available on demand.
I look forward to hosting all of you starting November 1. Let’s seize the opportunity in front of us – Let’s Own It!
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