Cisco Companion Summit 2022 Day One Highlights


Immediately, Cisco hosted the primary day of Companion Summit 2022 as a hybrid occasion, drawing hundreds of world companions each in-person in Las Vegas and throughout our Companion Summit Digital platform. Contributors have heard among the key go-to-market architectural areas that Cisco is continuous to speed up. These focus areas spotlight Cisco’s new launches and bulletins of the previous few months.

It’s no shock that Safety is not a single place with a well being examine on the community edge, relatively true ‘Safety Resilience’ should additionally occur anyplace, any time, and on any system.

And Safety Resilience to Cisco is a particular method to designing merchandise from the attitude of our prospects’ wants. For Safety Resilience to occur, our merchandise should permit prospects to:

  • See Extra (Telemetry)
  • Anticipate What’s Subsequent (Actionable Insights)
  • Prioritize Actions (Threat primarily based & Steady Belief Assessments)
  • Shut the Gaps (API/Integrations)
  • Simplify the SecOps expertise by Optimization & Automation instruments

Immediately, we introduced improvements within the three key Safety classes the place we’ve utilized this method:

  • Zero Belief
  • Community Safety
  • Safe Connectivity

All of this demonstrates progress in direction of our Safety Cloud imaginative and prescient and brings prospects nearer to true Safety Resilience. For all the small print see the Safety Press Launch.

To help our companions’ efforts, we’ve additionally created new distinctive instruments like a workshop template that Companions can use for consulting engagements with prospects, or incentives like “One 12 months on Us.”

And all of those areas of help can be found to Companions, primarily based on the route-to-market movement and the function they want to supply. For instance, the curated content material in our Blackbelt program has a number of studying tracks that are personalized for Resellers, Managed Service Suppliers, Distributors, and others.

Talking of Companion Programmatic enhancements, let’s have a look at right this moment’s subsequent bulletins. Cisco is understood to be considered one of THE finest companion packages within the business. Our program ranges have been constructed on Cisco architectures and deal with our companion’s world-class capabilities.

However because the market modifications, we’re evolving our Specializations technique. These new Resolution Specializations:

  • Showcase companions’ distinctive capabilities at a Resolution degree, not simply the broader Structure
  • These Resolution Specializations mirror how Companions carry a number of broad architectures collectively, to fulfill particular buyer wants
  • They take into account profitable supply of the Options, not simply finishing exams and taking a number of coaching programs
  • And so they present companions higher flexibility as they’ll now assign their assets to varied roles which make sense to their distinctive companion observe

Total, these new Resolution specializations are designed to be light-weight, relevant to all routes-to-market, and be customer-relevant. This buyer relevance was designed in from the start, as we’ve linked these Specializations to the 4 buyer priorities in Cisco’s technique:

  • Reimagine Functions
  • Energy Hybrid Work
  • Safe the Enterprise
  • Rework Infrastructure

These six new Resolution Specializations minimize throughout extra of the portfolio and symbolize Cisco’s rising multi-architectural answer affords:

  • Full Stack Observability
  • Hybrid Work from Workplace
  • SASE
  • Hybrid Cloud Networking
  • Hybrid Cloud Computing
  • Hybrid Cloud Software program

The sweetness is, companions are already delivering many of those options, so it’s nice to now have a mechanism which showcases that experience. Companions can use these Specializations in direction of their Gold, Premier or Choose certification ranges; and we’re aligning the Cisco incentives to those Specializations starting within the second half of our fiscal yr.

Past the news-specific payloads, Companions additionally heard:

  • How we’re delivering on our commitments to maneuver to a hybrid world at each layer of the stack
  • How simplification is opening up new alternatives in areas they could have believed have been traditionally inaccessible
  • The mainstreaming of IoT into acquainted use instances
  • Vital value reductions on our optics portfolio

Lastly, however actually not the least, Chuck additionally briefly touched upon our new Partnering for Goal initiative, which Companions will be taught extra about from Fran Katsoudas throughout tomorrow’s keynote session. For greater than 25 years, Cisco and our companions have confirmed that by working collectively we are able to remedy among the world’s greatest challenges. Cisco has initiatives, alongside our companions, in 4 key areas that spotlight how we dwell our goal on daily basis. Our know-how can change lives. After we join folks we are able to educate them, ship well being care, carry them into the worldwide financial system and provides them alternatives they didn’t have earlier than.

Doing good is sweet for enterprise.

Companion Summit day one audiences heard how collectively, Cisco & our companions, make all of it work collectively:

Whether or not that’s with new CX – Companion Lifecycle Providers, or Strategic Options resembling Cisco’s Hybrid Work bundles; having a hybrid expertise accessible to our attendees offers a hybrid occasion expertise by the Cisco Companion Launch Expertise for Companion Summit 2022.

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