Cisco Partner Summit 2016

CPE

  • Date: November 1 –  November 3
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Attendance: In Person
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Overview

Cisco Partner Summit 2016 San Francisco

The digital transformation journey continues. With the rapid pace of change, there’s never been a better time to align, connect, and create solutions that deliver and disrupt.

This event brings our partners around the world together to celebrate our success and plan our future strategy. It’s invitation only, and offers opportunities for executive networking, strategy discussions, technology updates, and business leadership development.

Bookmark this page and check back later for more details.

Agenda (subject to change)

Monday, October 31

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registration and Information

Tuesday, November 1

6:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration and Information

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Auxiliary Programs

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Executive 1:1s
Ecosystem Exchanges

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Collaboration Lounge

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Attendee Lunch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening General Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Geo Region Breakout Sessions

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Theater Receptions

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Global Awards Reception (By invitation only)

Wednesday, November 2

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration and Information

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

General Session

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Attendee Lunch

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Collaboration Lounge

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Gold and Master Partner Lunch (By Invitation only)

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Executive 1:1s
Ecosystem Exchanges

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Impact Sessions

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Women in Channels Reception (By Invitation only)

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Global Celebration Event

Thursday, November 3

6:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration and Information

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Impact Sessions

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Collaboration Lounge
Executive 1:1s

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing General Session

12:00 PM

Grab and Go Lunch/Departures

Registration Support

support@ciscopartnersummit.com
US, Canada and Latin America: +1 866-579-8415
Asia Pacific, Greater China & Japan: +44 207 022 8990
Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia: +44 (0) 20 7022 8990

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Virtual Partner Summit

Cisco Virtual Partner Summit 2016 San Francisco

Don't miss out on Virtual Partner Summit San Francisco 2016. All General Sessions will stream live. Mark your calendars. Registration opens October 4.

We’ll be posting all Impact Sessions on SalesConnect the day after they happen. So join us to watch the show unfold in San Francisco.

For sessions from Partner Summit in San Diego in March, visit our archive.

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Cisco Speakers

Chuck Robbins Chuck Robbins

Chief Executive Officer

Chuck Robbins is the Chief Executive Officer of Cisco and a member of its Board of Directors. Chuck has more than 28 years of industry experience. Prior to being CEO, he was Senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations. He also served as Senior VP of The Americas, and as Senior VP of US Enterprise, Commercial and Canada and was instrumental in helping build the industry’s most powerful partner program.

Wendy Bahr Wendy Bahr

Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization

Wendy Bahr is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Global Partner Organization. She has responsibility for managing and supporting 61,000+ global partners who represent the company’s primary route to market. Encompassing system integrators, value-added resellers, distributors, services partners, independent software vendors, and technology partners, this global connected partner ecosystem accounts for more than 80 percent of Cisco’s revenue and is a unique differentiator in helping deliver business outcomes for customers and driving growth for Cisco.

Chris Dedicoat Chris Dedicoat

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Field Operations

Chris Dedicoat is EVP, Worldwide Sales & Field Operations. He joined Cisco in 1995 and has held senior sales leadership roles in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia markets. He is passionate about customer success and talent development and is committed to building an inclusive and diverse organization for digital age. Chris holds an honorary doctorate and an Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications degree from University of Central England, as well as an Executive MBA from Ashridge Business School.

David Goeckeler David Goeckeler

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business

David Goeckeler is the SVP/GM of Cisco’s Networking and Security Business with responsibility for more than $28 billion of the company’s global technology business. Goeckeler is known as a transformational leader with proven business expertise and deep technical knowledge. With a vision to simplify how customers transform their business in the digital era, he is responsible for developing an integrated networking and security architecture at the foundation of Cisco’s technology franchises.

Zorawar Biri Singh Zorawar Biri Singh

Chief Technology Officer and SVP & GM of Cloud Services & Platforms

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Biri drives the company’s overall technology strategy as well as helps ensure alignment of the architecture and product portfolio for the next era of digitization and beyond. Additionally, he ensures Cisco’s leadership position in the fundamental areas of Next-Generation Datacenter, Data & Analytics, Cloud Services, Orchestration & Management, and Developer Innovations.

Rowan, Trollope Rowan, Trollope

Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoT and Applications

Rowan Trollope joined Cisco in 2012 and has reinvented Cisco’s collaboration business and made design, simplicity, and exponential improvement the guiding principles of product development. Most recently, Trollope was brought on to the Executive Leadership Team and appointed to lead Cisco’s IoT efforts as the company focuses on helping its customers and partners create value in a highly connected, digital world.

Karen Walker Karen Walker

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Karen Walker is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Cisco. As Cisco’s CMO, Karen is responsible for the company’s Global Marketing, Communications, and Government Affairs. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco's growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, and growing demand for Cisco's solutions globally.

Guest Speaker

John Maclean John Maclean

Triathlete, Author, Coach, Speaker

Corporations across the globe find John’s wisdom and inspiration invaluable in achieving focus and delivering potential. His story and message is about looking inside yourself, digging deep and never giving up, especially on yourself. In business and in life, we all face obstacles and crossroads. While John’s own story is an extreme account of setbacks and facing up to them, John’s message is not about those obstacles, or how they got there, but about finding the inner strength to manage, even flourish, through what can seem insurmountable. John’s presentation is as inspiring as it is sobering and leaves an impact on many levels. John has managed to turn adversity in the extreme into greatness under the most dire circumstances. John’s story can make a significant impact on your workforce or personal life.

Geo Region

Rick Snyder Rick Snyder

Senior Vice President, Americas Partner Organization

Rick Snyder is the Senior Vice President of the Americas Partner Organization (APO). APO helps 23,000+ Cisco partners across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America enter new markets, expand with new business models, and create solutions to accelerate digital transformation with our customers. Previously, Rick led Cisco’s Global and Strategic Partner Organization, working closely with Cisco’s global system integrators and technology partners.

Milo Schacher Milo Schacher

Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia Partner Organization

Milo Schacher provides strategic direction for Cisco’s EMEAR Partner Organization. Named Vice President in 2006, he held various senior positions including leading the commercial, marketing, operations, and channels teams. Schacher joined Cisco in 1997, as an Account Manager in charge of Public Sector and later taking on the role of Director Service Provider (EMEAR). He holds a degree in business and engineering from the Oekreal School of Business and Institut für Technische Ausbildung, Zürich.

Vicki Batka Vicki Batka

Managing Director, Partner Organization, Asia Pacific and Japan

Vicki Batka took on the role of Managing Director of the APJ Partner Organization in August 2016, leading a team that collaborates with more than 16,000 partners across the region. Vicki joined Cisco in November 2015 to run the APJ Data Center business. During Vicki’s 30 year career in IT, she has spent 28 years focused on channels and has held senior positions in management, sales and marketing for SAP, VMware, CA Technologies, Adobe, Toshiba and Network Associates.

Danffer Ni Danffer Ni

Managing Director, Partner Organization, Greater China

Danffer Ni has been General Manager of the Greater China Partner Organization since 2015, and is responsible for driving the execution of partner-led strategy. He has also held leadership roles at Cisco in Collaboration Architecture, Enterprise Networks, and AT product lines, and Technical Director of 3G/Mobility business. Danffer joined Cisco China in 2000, as a founding member of Wireless Business of China. He holds a BS in Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Be sure to check back for additional details on General session and Impact speakers.

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Networking

Networking

Executive 1:1 Meetings

Located: Moscone West, Level 2

The Executive One-on-One program offers partners a chance to discuss business and development issues with Cisco executives. Meetings are either 30 or 60 minutes long and must be scheduled in advance. Onsite requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact your PAM to schedule a meeting.

 

Ecosystem Exchanges

Located: Moscone West, Level 2

As we saw at the Partner Summit San Diego, digital transformation is indeed powered by partnerships! In San Francisco, we’ll be moving full speed ahead to forge new Partner-to-Partner connections and GTM relationships during the Ecosystem Exchanges. Located on Level 2 of Moscone West is a dedicated zone for Ecosystem Exchanges to take place. This year we expect to have over 50 Solution Partners available at the Exchanges for meetings with other types of Partners. Contact your Cisco Partner Account Manager or Business Development Manager to schedule a meeting during PS16.

Key dates for Ecosystem Exchanges:

  • Cisco PAMs/BDMs can schedule meetings on behalf of their partners between Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, October 12
  • All approved meetings will be communicated to the requestor on Tuesday, October 12
  • Changes after confirmations sent will need to be requested via email or in person at the Ecosystem Exchanges desk on Level 2
  • On site scheduling will be provided based on availability at the Ecosystem Exchanges desk

 

Collaboration Lounge

Located: Moscone West, Level 2 and Level 3

The Collaboration Lounge provides attendees a casual environment to meet up, relax, and recharge. There are no dedicated areas to reserve. It’s located in the foyers of Level 2 and Level 3 in the Moscone West Convention Center.

Collaboration Lounge hours:

Tuesday, November 1

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 2

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 3

8:30 AM – 10:00 PM

 

Women in Channels Reception (By Invitation Only)

Located: InterContinental Hotel, Fourth Floor, Pacific Terrace

This reception celebrates women working with and for our partners. It’s a chance to share insight, network, and reflect on our success. All female partners and female Cisco employees attending Partner Summit are invited. Pre-registration is required. The reception is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the InterContinental Hotel on the Third Floor, Grand Ballroom.

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venues

Partner Summit 2016 Venue

Moscone West

800 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Available Hotels and Room Rates

Cisco Partner Summit has negotiated special discounted conference rates exclusive to event attendees who book within the group room block. All hotels are full service and offer various amenities, such as restaurants, pools, fitness centers, spa facilities, and business services. To secure housing at our conference rates, you must register for Cisco Partner Summit 2016 San Francisco first.

All hotel rates apply to reservations made prior to November 4, 2016 or until our room block sells out, based on availability, and exclude applicable taxes. Please do not call the hotels directly to book your reservation. Reserve your room through the Partner Summit registration system.

Please note: All hotels below are non-smoking and allow pets. Additional fees may apply if you plan to bring a pet. Please check with the hotel directly on size limitation and fee.

InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$369 per night
Located 1 Block from Moscone West

Marriott Marquis San Francisco
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$389 per night
Located 1 Block from Moscone West

W Hotel
181 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$389 per night
Located 1 Block from Moscone West

The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
$395 per night
Located 2 Blocks from Moscone West

The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
$369 per night
Located 5 Blocks from Moscone West

Hilton Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
$359 - $399 per night
Located 4 Blocks from Moscone West

Parc 55 San Francisco
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
$359 - $399 per night
Located 4 Blocks from Moscone West

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
$319 per night
Located 4 Blocks from Moscone West

JW Marriott
500 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
$329 per night
Located 5 Blocks from Moscone West

Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
$299 per night
Located 4 Blocks from Moscone West

Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
$299 - $399 per night
Located 4 Blocks from Moscone West

Taj Campton Place
340 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
$345 per night
Located 4 Blocks from Moscone West

Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$379 per night
Located 3 Blocks from Moscone West

The St. Regis San Francisco
125 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$395 per night
Located 2 Blocks from Moscone West

Hotel Zelos
12 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$349 per night
Located 1 Block from Moscone West

Hotel Zetta San Francisco
55 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
$349 per night
Located 2 Blocks from Moscone West

  • Maximum of 3 guests in the room
  • Rates quoted above do not include 16.65% state and local taxes per night
  • Approximate walking distance provided

Use this local map to find each location.