Cisco Partner Summit 2023

Cisco Partner Summit 2023

Cisco Partner Summit is the tech giant's premier gathering for the its colossal global channel partner base. This year, more than 2,000 partners descended onto Miami to learn about Cisco's latest innovations and to hear from the company's executive leadership team. From generative AI, to security and hybrid work, to the impending Splunk acquisition and the company's new global channel chief, here's what partners need to know from Cisco Partner Summit 2023.

Splunk CEO To Cisco Partners: ‘We Can Do A Lot Together’ In Security, Observability
‘The sooner we can get them together as one company, the better for us,’ one Cisco and Splunk partner tells CRN on the impending acquisition and the opportunities it presents for MSPs.

New Cisco Channel Chief: Support Partner ‘Momentum,’ Grow ‘Absolutely Critical’ Managed Services
Rodney Clark, arguably best known to solution providers as the former channel chief of Microsoft, tells CRN that he plans to do everything he can to support the momentum that the team already has, while looking ahead to the future and accelerating growth in areas such as managed services.

Cisco Partner Summit 2023: CEO, Channel Chief Weigh In On Splunk Deal, AI And Channel Culture
CEO Chuck Robbins, alongside the tech giant’s executive leadership team and incoming Channel Chief Rodney Clark, spoke on the mainstage and with CRN about AI, the Splunk acquisition, as well as Cisco’s culture at Cisco Partner Summit 2023.

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins On AI, Splunk, And Why ‘The World Needs Companies That Care Today’
“I think a lot of the challenges in the world over the last five to 5-8 years had been a result of people feel that feeling left out and feeling like they haven’t had an opportunity, so to the extent we can help bridge that divide, I think we should,” Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins tells CRN. The tech leader also discussed partner opportunities in security, observability, collaboration and sustainability.

Cisco CX Partner Framework For MSPs ‘Moves Dial From Reactive, To Proactive, Predictive And Prescriptive’
The changes that Cisco’s customer experience (CX) and partner managed services teams are making are aimed at streamlining and simplification for MSPs growing their practices with Cisco, executives tell CRN at Cisco Partner Summit 2023.

Cisco Partner Experience Platform Reaches ‘Next Level’ With Growth, Profitability Feature Adds
The Partner Experience Platform isn’t just a place to consolidate tools for partners, Cisco’s José Van Dijk tells CRN. It’s now packed with features aimed at helping partners grow their recurring revenue opportunities and become more productive through capabilities like predictive modeling.

Cisco’s Full Stack Observability Vision For $34B Market Includes Partner Innovation
To go after the soon-to-be $34 billion observability market opportunity, Cisco has unveiled its observability ecosystem with seven new partner modules which lets developers create new modules on the Cisco Observability Platform.

Cisco Exec: Solution Specializations, New Incentives Will Align Partners With ‘Subscription Economy’
‘We are going to remove the subtlety at this Partner Summit and let our partners know that within the next 12 months, there will be a very clear roadmap of how we will phase out the Architectural Specializations and move to the new, brave world of solutions specializations,’ Marc Surplus, VP of strategy planning and programs for Cisco’s Global Partner Organization, tells CRN.

Cisco Crowns Rodney Clark New Global Channel Chief: Exclusive
The networking giant names Rodney Clark, a Microsoft veteran of more than two decades, as its new SVP, Partnerships and Small & Medium Business, taking over at the helm for Oliver Tuszik, who moved on to lead Cisco EMEA in August.