Cisco Takes 2009 Partner Summit to Boston
Time and distance prevented The VAR Guy from attending the 2008 Cisco Partner Summit in Hawaii. But The VAR Guy won’t have any excuses for skipping the 2009 Cisco Partner Summit, which will be held June 1-4 in Boston, our resident blogger has learned.
Boston is a short shuttle flight from The VAR Guy’s mystery blogging location — somewhere on Long Island’s famed Gold Coast. But don’t look for him in a Gatsby mansion. Chances are, he’s writing this while connected to WiFi in a local Starbucks.
During a chat earlier today with Wendy Bahr, VP of US and Canada Channels for Cisco, The VAR Guy learned about the Boston event location for 2009. While the 2008 event in Hawaii attracted partners from across North America and Asia Pacific, the 2009 event will give Cisco’s European partners an easier opportunity — and a shorter flight — to join the action.
Bahr also confirmed that Cisco plans to hold another Velocity Marketing event this year. The initial marketing event, which Cisco launched in December 2007, educated partners about Web 2.0 marketing and PR. (And yes, The VAR Guy blogged live from that event.)