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Partner Summit 2012 Kicks Off in San Diego!

- April 16, 2012 - 1 Comment

Cisco Partner Summit 2012 began today in San Diego for those attending onsite. There’s a lot of excitement in the air, and we’re thrilled to begin meeting partners, attending sessions, and sharing top news.

We know a few of you are already here, but for those of you arriving later today, or joining us on Virtual Partner Summit, don’t forget to refer to the handy checklist we created to help you navigate the event. You’ll find key information about our Partner Summit Ambassador bloggers who will be providing partner perspectives, our new Roving Reporter who will be providing the inside scoop, how you can win an iPad or snag a t-shirt, and how to stay updated on all the Partner Summit news as it happens.

And speaking of Virtual Partner Summit, have you registered yet? There’s still time to register, so make sure you head over to the Cisco Virtual Partner Summit 2012 page. Once you’ve registered, start building your personalized agenda under the sessions tab so that you don’t miss out on any of the action.

What kind of action you ask? Well, on Tuesday, April 17 at 9 a.m. PST, we’ve got John Chambers, Keith Goodwin, and Edison Peres kicking off the event at the Global General Session. We also have Executive Chats, where you can interact directly with executives; Geo and Theater Sessions; guest speakers; and Business Transformation Breakouts happening throughout the week. I also hear there may be some exciting entertainment, so make sure you tune in.

If you can’t make the event live or virtually, replays will be available on the Cisco Virtual Partner Summit 2012 platform each evening and for 30 days after Partner Summit.

Have we piqued your interest? Join us for a photo tour of the Cisco Partner Summit 2012 venue and check out some of our favorite tweets and moments of the event so far.

Here are a few photos we shot for you today. Check out our Facebook album to see even more photos.

The San Diego Convention Center got a make-over this week for Cisco Partner Summit 2012.

The interior got a make-over as well.

A couple of Cisco Gold Partners stop by to say hello.

The gorgeous Collaboration Lounge filled with partners, networking, and refreshments.

Executive 1:1s taking place just beyond the bamboo.

We love what partners are saying about Cisco Partner Summit 2012! Check out some of our favorites tweets. Be sure to include the #ciscops12 hash tag and your tweets may be featured in an upcoming blog.

  • @Chris_Wolff: Great meeting a kindred spirit in @Cisco_Channels Amanda Jobbins at #CiscoPS12. Great ideas and a few laughs. #BetterTogether
  • @HermanGoedman: #Ciscops12 this is why I am in San Diego. I like to WIN!
  • @rteixeir: Phenomenal start to #ciscops12 with SI, VAR and SP Partners meetings. More to come in the next 72 hours!
  • @Wendigarrison: Thx for the shoutout – we’re on our way & excited to drink some #Jabber koolaid! RT @cisco_channels: Welcome to SD! @BCI_Answers #ciscops12
  • @JonPickering: 3 good meetings 2 kick-off Cisco Partner Summit…. & all 3 reaffirmed our strategy for FY13 is the right one #ciscops12 #ciscopsuki12

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  1. Hello Cisco Partners, This is indeed a fantastic event organized by Cisco. Look forward to meeting with channel partners and the Cisco team. Regards Shaine