Channel Partner Evolution TweetChat -- #CiscoPS13

When? Monday, May 20, 2013 @ 9am - 10am (PST)
Where? Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat


Join Cisco executives, channel partners, and industry analyst Zeus Kerravala in a live TweetChat to discuss how current IT trends and changing consumption models are driving the evolution of the channel. Larry Walsh, editor-in-chief of Channelnomics, will moderate in what’s sure to be a lively and informative discussion with Cisco's Wendy Bahr, Edison Peres and other special guests. 

Tune in LIVE on May 20th at 9:00 am PT and follow the #CiscoPS13 hashtag to join the conversation!

Even in an industry where the only thing that is constant is change, the pace of change in today's IT industry is staggering. The IT channel is in the eye of the story in current IT trends and changing consumption models are driving the evolution of traditional channel business models. Editor-in-chief of Channelnomics and owner of the 2112 Group, Larry Walsh, will moderate a 40-minute TweetChat session where he will ask Cisco executives Wendy Bahr and Edison Peres, channel partners, and industry analyst, Zeus Kerravla questions related to the channel ecosystem and business transformation opportunities.

Join the TweetChat to learn more! To attend and participate, log onto Twitter (or from 9:00 am PT to 9:40 am PT on May 20th and follow the hashtag #CiscoPS13. Questions can be submitted to the following Twitter handles below and must include the #CiscoPS13 hashtag. See below for all of the participants!
  • Presidio, Mike French, CMO– @Presidio 
  • Comstor, Geoff Fancher, SVP – @ComstorUS 
  • KBZ Communications, Veronica Culver, Director of Corporate Marketing -- @KBZcom
About Larry Walsh: 
Larry is one of the most recognizable figures in the IT channel and security communities and is considered one of the most forward-thinking leaders in the industry. He personally oversees the development and implementation of research, collaboration and content programs at The 2112 Group, which he founded to advance the state of the art in technology marketplace and channel community. 

Larry is also the founder and director of the Channel Vanguard Council, a collaborative group of technology channel executives formed in cooperation with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). CVC is dedicated to aiding the maturation of business models and partner relationships in the channel community. It's members include high-ranking vendor channel executives and solution provider leaders. 

Prior to founding The 2112 Group, Larry was an award winning technology journalist and publisher. 

About Zeus Kerravala: 
Zeus is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate and long term strategic advice. Kerravala provides research and advice to the following constituents: End user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the financial community looking to invest in the companies that he covers. Kerravala uses the traditional on line and email distribution channel for the research but heavily augments opinion and insight through social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Blogs. Kerravala is also heavily quoted in business press and the technology press and is a regular speaker at events such as Interop and Enterprise Connect.

About Edison Peres: 
Edison is Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels at Cisco. In this role, he is responsible for the design, enablement, and management of Cisco's resale channel business. This industry leading channel model delivers more than 80 percent of Cisco's revenue and is the primary route to market for all of Cisco's products and services, encompassing both resale and distribution channel partners. Peres and his team focus on creating and driving channel sales, marketing strategies, programs, and engagement models to accelerate Cisco's growth and enable partners to transform and grow their businesses, adopt new technologies, and improve their profitability.

About Wendy Bahr: 
Wendy is the Senior Vice President of the Americas Partner Organization for Cisco. Through a team of nearly 700 employees and over 23,000 partners, Bahr is responsible for partner enablement, partner profitability, and product and service sales growth with our partners in Cisco's largest geographical region (United States, Canada, and Latin America) with annual revenues over $22 billion. Bahr helps Cisco partners expand their businesses with new business models, enter new markets, and solve customer business needs with new solutions.
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@CiscoSystems Cisco Systems
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@Cisco_Channels Cisco Channels
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@KBZcom KBZ Communications
Cisco Distributor & ACAS Partner, Cisco Video Disti of Year, TelePresence, Collaboration, Unified Communications, est 1987 @VeronicaCulver is your host

@ComstorUS Comstor US
#Comstor is a recognized global leader in #Cisco product #distribution and an established provider of networking and advanced #technology solutions.

@Presidio Presidio
Practical thinking for a connected world

@wybahr Wendy Bahr

@EdisonPeres4 Edison Peres
Senior Vice President WW Channels at Cisco; Advocate for channel partner business success!

@zkerravala ZeeMan

@lmwalsh2112 Larry Walsh
Channel, security and IT services prognosticator; CVC director; owner of The 2112 Group.

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