Cisco Velocity Channel Marketing Event

Miami Beach for Marketing

Cisco Systems hosted solution providers from around the world at its channel marketing conference, called Velocity.

by Paolo Del Nibletto, CDN Now

Fabulous FontaineBleu

Channel partners and Cisco executives gather at the newly renovated FontaineBleu hotel for keynote presentations from top marketing minds such as Seth Godin and Gerry McGovern.

Channel Marketing Queen

This is the 2nd annual Velocity Marketing Conference. Host Luanne Tierney of Cisco has spearheaded this effort to help solution providers gain more marketing savvy. Cisco also unveiled its stimulus package for the channel.

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Web site marketing

Online marketing guru Gerry McGovern showed this slide to illustrate what the vast majority of Web sites portray to cybersurfers.

CDN Marketing Roundtable

CDN Editor Paolo Del Nibletto hosted a roundtable about channel marketing with executives from Unis Lumin, IT Methods, BulletProof and Long View Systems.

After show party at LIV

Cisco hosted many solution providers at its after conference celebration at the hottest club in Miami Beach – LIV. Pictured here are Paul Goldman of IT Methods and Steven Burns of BulletProof.

Up to the Bahr

U.S. and Canada channel chief Wendy Bahr of Cisco made the rounds at LIV to say hello and chat business. Here she is pictured with Colleen van den Nieuboer of Venture Technologies.

Canadian VARs LIV strong

Canadian VARs made their presence felt at the conference and at LIV. Seated here are (Left) John Fabian of Fabian & Partners, Pat Lance of Unity Telecom, and Aneesa Dawood of Alea Group.

More Canadian VARs at LIV

The LIV nightclub had a fabulous upstairs section. Seated here are (Right) Paul Goldman of IT Methods, Warren Ross of Cisco Canada, (Left) Steven Burns of BullettProof, Colleen van den Nieuboer of Venture Technologies and Chris Johnson of BulletProof.

The Canadian After Party

The Canadian contingent had its own after party at the Blue Bar at the FontainBleu hotel. Pictured here are (Right) Cisco Canada’s Warren Ross and (Left) Louis Foong of Alea Group.

Long night

As befits our reputation, the Canadian after party was fun for all. Pictured here with Cisco Canada’s Tim Currie is Lesley Andrews of CCSI Technology Solutions.

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