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CDN Women of the IT Channel Ecosystem 2014CDN’s fifth annual list of Women in the IT Channel Ecosystem selected top personalities from all sectors of the channel. These senior women executives are shaping the economy of IT in Canada. This year CDN broke down its list into sections to properly represent each area of the channel. They are leaders, channel chiefs, distributors, trusted advisors and a special category called mavericks, which features executives in sales and marketing roles. There are 23 returning executives from 2013’s list. There are just three non-Canadian born executives who made the cut. As for the Canadians, some hold worldwide roles, while others have a specific North American responsibility. Our third category is: Sales & Marketing Mavericks
Leyland BrownVP Enterprise Sales, HP Canada Leyland Brown plays a prominent role in the Printing and Personal Systems Group at HP Canada in Mississauga, Ont., leading the Enterprise Sales team. In 2014, HP made a major decision to split the organization into two separate companies. Brown’s unit will be branded HP Inc.
Colleen BrowneDirector of NA Sales, Viewsonic Colleen Browne continues to be a mainstay on CDN’s list of top women executives in the channel. Browne is responsible for channel sales growing the reseller base for Viewsonic significantly in 2014. Read more: ViewSonic makes Canadian connection with new VDI client
Lynn HargroveDirector of Marketing & Consumer Sales, Symantec Canada In 2014, Lynn Hargrove didn’t just travel the country selling Symantec solutions. She also brought out the important issue of protecting people from online threats as a spokesperson for a cause rather than selling a point product. Also in 2014, Symantec decided to split the company in two and Norton will now be on its own. Read more: HP and Symantec announce Disaster Recovery beta program
Susie IbbotsonVP Marketing and Alliances, Navantis Board Member, Canadian Channel Chiefs Council Susie Ibbotson is considered a marketing maven in the channel in Canada. Through her work, Navantis has been recognized as multiple Channel Elite and Microsoft Impact award winners. Ibbotson is also the Treasurer of the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council. Read more: The CDN CEA gold winners
Renee LalondeCountry Manager & VP of Sales, CA Canada CA in 2014 has gone through its own business transformation. The company is working to enable customers and channel partners to capture more of the application market in a secure way. Lalonde is working to develop better planning and development programs for this transition. With that the company introduced new DevOps solutions to further this strategy. Read more: CA Canada’s new channel chief was an NFL/CFL football player
Rebecca LeachChannel Sales Leader & Partner Advisor, Cisco Rebecca Leach is a rising star inside Cisco’s Canadian subsidiary. Leach, who was tasked to run the important Partner-Led strategy for the networking giant, moved from mid-market and national director integrators to channel sales leader for the Canadian operation. Read more: A first look at Cisco’s Project Squared
Elaine MahDirector, Intel Canada After a one year absence from the CDN Women of the IT Channel Ecosystem list, Mah returns with a bang. She built the Canadian small business advisory board for Intel Canada. Mah is also a noted industry blogger and has a loyal following on Twitter. Read more: Intel Canada boss says country is ready for PC refresh beyond XP
Staci Trackey MeagherVP of Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Canada One of Staci Trackey Meagher’s strategic missions for 2014 was to tell Microsoft story for the converged infrastructure market opportunity. The Rochester, N.Y. native is always looking for new ways to help enterprise customers innovate and push boundaries in the hyper-converged space through channel partners. Read more: Microsoft Canada $20 million makeover
Petrina WongDirector of Small & Mid-Market Sales, Avaya Canada Petrina Wong was promoted to lead the all-important mid-market segment for Avaya Canada in 2014. Wong served as SMB channels director for the Canadian subsidiary since 2012. Wong is now responsible for developing the sales strategy along with Avaya's go-to-market plan with the channel in Canada. Read more: Avaya wants to put an end to fragmentation
Semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has released a new accelerated processing unit (APU) targeted at the…
Microsoft unveils blueprints, training and 70 certified hosting providers for private Azure cloudsrnrn
In a year largely overshadowed by the pending acquisition by Oracle, Sun Microsystems was also busy revamping its channel program
Software solution automates controls and helps businesses ensure they stay compliant
Seagate bets a lower-priced line – boosted by Maxtor’s first laptop hard drives – will help it gain markets
Intel has released a hardware-only version of its Storage System platform it hopes will attract system builders and integrators looking to assemble custom solutions.
New model comes without software so channel can build solutions
Company gives its Canadian subsidiary autonomy and a mission to grow its channel
Experts are warning to expect a shortage of qualified personnel to install and run RFID when demand for the technology begins to peak over the next few years.
OpenWorld conference also showcased many other channel initiatives for Oracle partners and system integrators