Cisco Partner Summit Opens in HonoluluBy Channel Insider Staff | Print
More than 1,500 Cisco partners gather in Hawaii. Focus of this year's summit is Improving Channel Partner Profitability to Drive Mutual Success.More than 1,500 Cisco certified channel partners from around the world are expected to attend Cisco's invitation-only Partner Summit which opens with an awards dinner tonight in Honolulu. The theme of this year's summit is Improving Channel Partner Profitability to Drive Mutual Success.
General sessions begin Wednesday with a keynote address and welcoming remarks from President and CEO John Chambers and Paul Mountford, Senior Vice President of Cisco Worldwide Channels.
Much of the Summit will focus on ways in which partners can maximize Cisco's partner program to take advantage of opportunities emerging in the market. VARs, integrators and network consultants account for 92 percent of Cisco's enterprise and commercial revenue.
Cisco has launched a variety of recent channel initiatives, including: