Cisco Partner Summit is about helping more than 60,000 global partners find their “edge.” That means learning about new technology, growing their business, and embracing the changing customer dynamic. This year’s Cisco Partner Summit’s theme was “Own your edge.”
Oliver Tuszik, Cisco channel leader, and Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO, were among the first speakers at the three-day event. Robbins discussed the importance of company culture and why, for Cisco, it’s a cornerstone of business.
Today has been day -1 of #CiscoPS19 and I had a chance to join all the rehearsals – I can’t spoil anything except that we have a great location, incredible speakers and good coffee – looking forward to see all our @CiscoPartners! pic.twitter.com/H7x1MDTF97— Oliver Tuszik (@Tuszik) November 4, 2019
Robbins and Tuszik participated in multiple discussions at the conference. Robbins delivered the opening keynote and discussed the future of Cisco, which is focused on customer experience, business transformation, and bringing new products to partners. Tuszik, who spoke later that day, explored the importance of partners as individuals. “It’s your unique DNA that drives profitability,” he said.
Gerri Elliot, Cisco Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, and Jim Walsh, Cisco SVP of Growth Marketing, also took the stage to unveil Cisco Designed for Business that provides flexibility and security for small businesses and SMB partners.
Couldn’t be happier to share the #CiscoPS19 stage with Jim Walsh to announce @Cisco‘s commitment to Small Business! Cisco Designed for Business will provide flexibility and security to fit the needs of our great Small Business customers and @CiscoPartners. #OwnYourEdge pic.twitter.com/Qn8hgHrbr9— Gerri Elliott (@gerri_elliott) November 6, 2019
Along with the announcement of Cisco Designed for Business was more exciting news for Cisco Partners. The company announced the extension of its Microsoft partnership to improve cloud-based applications. It also showcased a new augmented reality video conferencing technology. These technology commitments are just a few examples of how Cisco is working to improve the customer experience.
And now @CiscoCollab give us a hint of what’s to come : augmented reality video conferencing.#CiscoPS19 just made Collab the true productivity tool it always promised to be… pic.twitter.com/fGHPG1UCEP— Chris Gabriel (@Chris_Gabriel1) November 6, 2019
Announcing 📣: We’re extending our existing partnership with @Microsoft to improve network connectivity to cloud-based applications for a better user experience. https://t.co/i4OIzyu3Gs#CiscoPS19 #SDWAN #Azure #Office365 https://t.co/fuEV7rHsJA— Cisco (@Cisco) November 6, 2019
With expert speakers, networking opportunities, and technology launches, Cisco Partner Summit offered partners the opportunity to learn and to grow their business.