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Virtual Partner Summit 2018


Register now for Virtual Partner Summit 2018. Global Insight Sessions will be streamed live through Virtual Partner Summit. Additionally, all Impact and Geo Sessions will be available on SalesConnect the day after they happen, so you won’t miss a beat.

It’s our time to create unmatched innovation and solve customers’ greatest challenges. Leading together, we can fuel infinite possibilities. Live streaming sessions happen November 13-15 where you’ll hear from Cisco leaders on news, announcements and the strategy moving forward. We’ll even have a few special guests. It’s time to kick off the year ahead and continue to lead together.

Sessions


Opening Global Insight Session: Leading Together, Building Infinite Possibilities

Tuesday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Gerri Elliott, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
  • Oliver Tuszik, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization
  • David Goeckeler, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business
  • Amy Chang, Senior Vice President, Collaboration Technology Group

As digital technologies become increasingly woven into the fabric of our customers’ organizations, our roles have never been more important and our opportunities have never been greater. Together, our collective innovation fuels new revenue streams and opens new growth potential, allowing us to build infinite possibilities for our customers. Join us as we kick off Partner Summit Las Vegas alongside our engineering leaders, David Goeckeler and Amy Chang. During this session, they will detail Cisco’s latest in innovation and lay out the opportunities for you to capture greater profitability and growth. Leading together, we can capture more share of the market, widen our competitive lead, and solve new challenges for our customers.

  • Learn about new innovation and opportunities in Enterprise Networking, Security, Cloud and Collaboration
  • Understand how our collective innovation fuels new revenue streams and opens new growth potential
  • Find out how to widen our competitive lead and solve new challenges for our customers

Global Insight Session: Leading Together, Seizing Our Opportunity

Wednesday, November 14, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Gerri Elliott, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
  • Karen Walker, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Maria Martinez, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer
  • Oliver Tuszik, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization

We succeed when we work together. The capabilities that we collectively own – breakthrough innovation, unmatched scale, deep industry expertise – set us apart to break away and deliver unmatched customer experiences. Hear from Gerri Elliott, Maria Martinez and Oliver Tuszik on how we’ll seize our opportunity together by simplifying how we work together to extend your market relevance and enable your unique IP through our channel programs, offers, incentive and resources.

  • Understand the new capabilities and sales motions needed to drive growth
  • Learn how we can deliver an amazing customer experience together
  • Discover how we’re helping to capture more opportunities around software and lifecycle

Closing Global Insight Session: Leading Together, It’s Our Time

Thursday, November 15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Chuck Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Aimee Mullins, Guest Speaker, Athlete, Model, Advocate and Actor
  • Oliver Tuszik, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization

We’ve talked about how our collective innovation can drive greater profitability and benefits to our customers. We’ve outlined how the combination of our collective innovation, go-to-market strategy, and market expertise set us apart. Guest speaker Aimee Mullins and Chuck Robbins will close Partner Summit, inspiring us to take charge and lean in on our culture of partnership and continued innovation. This is our time to lead together.

  • Hear how Cisco and our partners provide the secure, intelligent platform for digital business
  • Discover how we can Lead Together to extend market relevance and expertise
  • Understand our commitment to ongoing innovation and dedication to The Cisco Partner Ecosystem

For information on Geo Connection and Impact Sessions, please go to the Cisco Partner Summit 2018 website.

Speakers


Global Insight Session Speakers

Oliver Tuszik

Oliver Tuszik
Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization

Oliver is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Global Partner Organization. He is responsible for 60,000+ global partners who represent the company's primary route to market. Previously, Oliver led Cisco’s sales in Germany where he was the Country Leader. He and his team achieved double-digit growth twice in five years, and earned the honor of Theater of the Year for the past two years. Prior to Cisco, Oliver was the CEO of Computacenter in Germany, one of Cisco’s largest partners. Oliver holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

Chuck Robbins

Chuck Robbins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Chuck is the Chairman and CEO of Cisco. He is on the Board of Directors for BlackRock; Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council; Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum; serves as Chairman of the Immigration Committee for the Business Roundtable; and member of the International Council for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from UNC.

Gerri Elliot

Gerri Elliott
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Gerri Elliott is Cisco’s EVP and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer responsible for worldwide sales and marketing, field operations, and partnerships. An accomplished global leader, Gerri previously held executive positions at Microsoft, IBM and Juniper Networks. Gerri currently serves on the Board of Directors for Whirlpool and the advisory board for the Center for Executive Women Senior Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Gerri founded Broadrooms.com dedicated to helping women find positions on corporate boards. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from New York University.

Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer

Maria Martinez is EVP and Chief Customer Experience Officer at Cisco. As a member of the executive leadership team, Martinez oversees organizations responsible for helping customers transform their businesses through Cisco’s broad portfolio of software, subscription, and services offerings. Under her leadership, Martinez is also helping drive Cisco’s overall sales and go-to-market transformation to deliver greater business outcomes for customers as they transform their businesses.

David Goeckeler

David Goeckeler
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business

David is the EVP/GM of Cisco’s Networking and Security Business with responsibility for more than $32 billion of the company’s global technology franchise. Goeckeler is known as a transformational leader with proven business expertise and deep technical knowledge. His team defines and builds technology to deliver Cisco’s vision -- an intent-based platform that redefines networking from the ground up to enable customers to automate their infrastructure and secure their digital business.

Amy Chang

Amy Chang
Senior Vice President, Collaboration Technology Group

Amy leads Cisco's Collaboration business, which includes the WebEx suite of products, telepresence hardware and software, and unified communications. She serves on the board of directors for Procter & Gamble. Prior to founding Accompany, a relationship intelligence platform acquired by Cisco, she led Google Analytics, Website Optimizer, Trends, and multichannel attribution teams, growing Google Analytics to serve over 80% of the entire web. She previously worked in product for the paid search and affiliates channels at Ebay and the semiconductor and software industries at McKinsey.

Guest Speaker

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins
Athlete, Model, Advocate and Actor

Aimee Mullins first received worldwide attention as an athlete, setting world track records while competing on prosthetic legs that she designed in collaboration with a biomedical engineer. These legs are now the international standard for amputee runners. As an actress, Aimee currently stars in the popular Netflix series STRANGER THINGS. Regularly invited to share her ideas at global conferences, her popular TED talks have been seen by millions of viewers and she was named a TED All-Star.