Maria Cannon, Cisco
Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization
Years in channel: 16
Years in position: 4
Highlights of the past year: With Cisco's PartnerFirst program, Cannon is building partner capabilities through early engagement in the NPI process. Cisco formed a global Partner Technology Advisory Board, which encourages partners' feedback and brings them in close communication with the Cisco CTO level, all of which is advancing collaboration in new ways.
Goals: Cannon aspires to develop outstanding leaders by guiding teams not only to achieve through changes in the marketplace but also to serve as the catalyst of change with new and pioneering concepts and strategies.