Monday, June 3, 2013

Cisco Partner Summit

I recently arrived in my old hometown of Boston to attend Cisco's Partner Summit.  Today is a day of 1:1 meetings and the main sessions begin tomorrow.  The first session of Partner Summit is a global general session including John Chambers.  Interested to hear what's new with Cisco in general and learn more about where Cisco is going as we at Varrow continue to expand and deepen our relationship with the networking behemoth.  Here is the abstract of the general session:

Abstract:   Hear from our leaders about the unprecedented opportunities we see ahead for Cisco and our partners.
We are once again at the center of a significant market transition: the Internet of Everything. It’s a massive opportunity, the biggest in the next decade with a $14.4 trillion value-at-stake. With our partners, we have the ability to build, manage, and secure end-to-end IP-based platforms to connect people, process, data, and things to capture our share of this phenomenal market transition.

With an unwavering commitment to our partners’ success, we are driving channel innovation around the most important priorities to you. We will continue to be the most partner-centric organization in the IT industry, focused on building and enabling a robust partner ecosystem.
We will share how we will help you accelerate profitable growth, and make it easier for you to do business with Cisco. Specifically, you will hear about new areas of investment and about our firm commitment to help you transform your business to meet the changing demands of customers to capture the enormous market opportunities in front of us.
Bruce Klein
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization
Edison Peres
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels
John Chambers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer