6. Executive Keynotes
CISCO: Channel Chief Keith Goodwin didn’t reprise recent HP-bashing comments, but did apologize for supply chain issues, as did Chambers and Randy Pond. Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior, Worldwide Operations boss Rob Lloyd and several more execs also spoke.
HP: Consistent, inspiring messaging from Channel Chief Stephen DiFranco, IPG head Vyomesh Joshi, Enterprise Business boss Ann Livermore (pictured) and others fired up HP partners at APC 2010.
VERDICT: Bolder, focused messaging from HP executives trumps useful but more generally themed efforts from their Cisco counterparts.
SLIGHT EDGE: HP