Cisco Partner Summit 2009 Boston

Cisco is coming, Cisco is coming

Cisco’s worldwide channel team along with thousands of solution providers came to the historic city of Boston for the annual Partner Summit.

Similar to when Paul Revere warned the people of Boston about the British invasion. Cisco also is warning its partner community about the poor economy and has developed initiatives to help solution providers navigate the challenging economic environment while preparing for the upturn.

by Paolo Del Nibletto, CDN Now

Cisco top executives address the media

John Chambers (left) company CEO and Rob Lloyd, head of worldwide sales for Cisco told the media that the gloves were off when it concerns HP in the market place.

Cisco takes people out to the ball game

The Cisco StadiumVision technology is at historic Fenway Park. Home of the Boston Red Sox.

StadiumVision bring fans closer to the game and the players through an interactive video experience that is centrally managed.

StadiumVision is also at the Rogers Centre and the New Yankee stadium.

Meet the new Cisco Canada channel chief

Donna Wittmann, the new channel chief for Cisco Canada meets former reseller and current market analyst James Alexander of Info-Tech Research.

Cisco updated its Managed Services Channel Program at the event.

Cisco Canada President

Nitin Kawale spoke to the many solution providers at the Canadian Awards night at the Ned Davine’s NightClub at Faneuil Hall area of Boston.

Channel partners will now be able to qualify more products through Cisco’s margin rich VIP program.

Solution Providers flip for the Flip camera

Enza Alexander of Onx Corp. takes out her Flip digital camera to capture video at the Canadian Awards Night.

Cisco acquired the Flip camera from Pure Digital. That acquisition closed this month. The company gave away thousands of Flip cameras to channel partners at the event.

A Longview of the Data Centre

Cisco’s top Data Centre executive John Growdon meets with Longview’s Don Bialek and Kent MacDonald of the company.

Longview is supporting Cisco’s data centre roadmap as well as its UCS platform.

More products for SMB solution providers

Cisco also announced at the Partner Summit 100 purpose-built products for the SMB.

The SMB segment is a market the company wants to dramatically grow in. Cisco’s top SMB executive Andrew Sage (pictured) detailed some partner incentives for the SMB during his media session.

Closing Party at the Wang Theatre

Wang founder An Wang may have built the theatre, but Cisco and its partners rocked it the final night of the conference.

Pictured here is a performer who acted as a statue standing still all night.

Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra

Emily Belastock, one of 18 singers for the Boston-based rock opera band Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra sang Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds to the delight of the packed crowd from the Partner Summit.

In the end it is all about partnerships

Satoshi Takano (pictured with Donna Wittmann from Cisco) calls himself a technology partnership evangelist for global change.

Takano was one of several people following CDN on Twitter as we covered the Partner Summit.

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