Cisco is gearing up for our annual Partner Summit Conference, taking place April 27 – 30. This year, the Canadian team is especially pumped up because it’s taking place in Montreal, the first time in Montreal with the last one held in Canada in Vancouver in 2005.
Over the course of four days, thousands of Cisco partners, customers, guests and employees from around the world will converge onto the Palais des Congrès de Montréal to hear the latest news from Cisco and our vision for the future – with a strong emphasis on the critical role played by our partners.
It’s no secret that Cisco’s partners are an integral part of the business, and Partner Summit was established to showcase exactly how vital they are. Among the topics we’ll be discussing are our Cisco Partner Ecosystem strategy, and how partners can reap the benefits of the Internet of Everything. It’s our way of demonstrating the value we can provide to our customers and how we can help grow their business.
This brings me back to Montreal, and how excited we are to host the event for the first time in Québec. We’re looking forward to showing off one of the most historic and vibrant cities in the country. First-time visitors are in for a treat as we prepare to display the province’s rich culture, gorgeous architecture … and of course uniquely Canadian fare in some of the world’s best restaurants.
More importantly, however, we’ll have the opportunity to show the world why Canada has become one of Cisco’s leading global markets. The event will have some of the country’s leading partners in attendance, offering a quick snapshot of the many inroads Cisco has made in Canada. That Cisco chose Canada for Partner Summit this year is a testament to this achievement and something that Cisco Canada is incredibly proud of.
There’s still time to register for Virtual Partner Summit, so mark your calendar now to watch the best of the event from Montreal. You’re in for a real treat this year, and this time it’s in our backyard. Canadian partners always come out in full force for Partner Summit, but I want to see the largest Canadian contingent ever at this year’s event.
Now is your chance to hear CEO John Chambers and president (and fellow Canuck) Rob Lloyd talk about the future of Cisco and our partner ecosystem. Now is your chance to speak with Bruce Klein and our channel organization leaders. À bientôt et j’espère vous voir à Montréal!