Our leaders said what? Your guide to who’s who (and more) at Partner Summit
Whether you connect with our executives live at the event, or virtually on Periscope and Twitter, there is so much to say (and so little time) you might be wondering where to start. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on our executives minds for Partner Summit. And a few fun facts about each of them.
Ask your questions anytime between now and the event.
Leader of the Pack | Chuck Robbins, Chief Executive Officer
Recently overheard: “Having fun with great friends who happen to also be the best partners in the industry is where I’ll be next week.”
Ask Chuck about the book he is reading, “The Road to Character” by David Brooks.
He’s joining us live on Periscope and taking over the @CiscoPartners Twitter account on November 2 from 4:30 – 5:00pm Pacific time.
Proud New Grandma | Wendy Bahr, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization
Recently overheard: “Our Partners are our most strategic asset. Together we have so much opportunity in front of us.”
Ask Wendy about her new granddaughter, Nora. (We want pictures, Wendy!)
SoulCycle Enthusiast | Ruba Borno, Vice President, Growth Initiatives and Chief of Staff to CEO
Recently overheard, “We take pride that we bring both Cisco and an ecosystem of amazing partners together to help customers on their digital journey.”
Ask Ruba about her doctoral research in IoT sensors. Or her favorite sport, SoulCycle.
She’s joining us live on Periscope and taking over the @CiscoPartners Twitter account on November 2 from 2:00 – 3:00pm Pacific time.
Avid Pilot | Chris Dedicoat, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Field Operations
Recently overheard, “Customers are being challenged about the evolution of their revenue. My question to our partners is how they’ll add software value in the future.”
Ask Chris about being a pilot or his bass guitar.
He’s joining us live on Periscope and taking over the @CiscoPartners Twitter account on November 2 from 5:15 – 5:45pm Pacific time.
Technology Guru | David Goeckeler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business
Recently overheard: The next wave of IP networking will connect billions devices and enable much richer experiences than we’ve ever seen – 100 times what we’re experiencing today. Cisco is building the secure infrastructure that will help our partners capture this massive opportunity.
Ask David how to prepare for the next wave of networking now.
Outdoor Adventurer | Rowan, Trollope, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoT and Applications
Recently overheard: “We have an amazing strategy that we get to share with our partners. In return, we’ll hear from them on how best to win in the market with it.”
Ask Rowan about his experience mentoring young engineers and tinkering with technology.
He’s joining us live on Periscope and taking over the @CiscoPartners Twitter account on November 2 from 8:00 – 9:00am Pacific.
Master of Art & Science | Karen Walker, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Recently overheard: “Partner Summit is an amazing opportunity to connect in person with our incredible Partners from around the world. Partners, are you ready to kick some digital butt together?!?!”
Ask Karen about her degree in Chemistry or her favorite real football team, Sunderland.
She’s joining us live on Periscope and taking over the @CiscoPartners Twitter account on November 1 from 3:30 – 4:00pm.
Bonus tips about San Francisco from our Executives
Our executives have a few favorite hangouts you might consider checking out in (or near) San Francisco.
- Start your day with coffee at Mazarine Coffee or Blue Bottle Coffee
- Eat at: 2 Sisters Bar and Books, Baccus Wine Bar, Boulevard, El Techo De Lolinda, La Mar
- Visit The Ferry Building. While there, eat at Slanted Door
- Need to work off all the food and beverages? Soul Cycle is the place to be!
A few reminders
- Register for Virtual Partner Summit
- Join us on Periscope during the event
- Talk to Chuck, Karen, Rowan, Ruba, and Chris when they each take over our Twitter account.