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CRN Channel Madness: Round 1 Match-ups Revealed
It's Tournament Tuesday at CRN, the day we release the bracket showing the head-to-head match-ups that comprise Round 1 of the CRN Channel Madness Tournament Of Chiefs.
Voting for Round 1 begins Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 AM ET and will close Wednesday, March 25.
CRN Channel Madness pits some of the channel's best-known executives against each other in head-to-head battles where CRN readers vote to determine the victors.
The winners will make their way, round by round, through a bracket, moving closer and closer to the championship match, where bragging rights are at stake. The losers? Better luck next year.
Here's a look at the Round 1 match-ups:
Bruce Klein, Cisco vs. Jim Ritchings, F5
Herve Tardy, Eaton vs. George Hope, Simplivity
Bob Gault, Extreme vs. Sue Barsamian, HP
Shannon Sbar, APC vs. Edison Peres, Cisco
Frank Vitagliano, Dell vs. Thomas Stanley, NetApp
Maurits Tichelman, Intel vs. Mike Valentine, Sophos
Jos Brenkel, HP vs. Ron Gill, Ruckus
Cheryl Cook, Dell vs. Gregg Ambulos, EMC
Brooks McCorcle, AT&T vs. Frank Rauch, VMware
Terry Wise, Amazon vs. Justin Moore, Axcient
Craig West, NetSuite vs. Adam Famularo, Verizon
Craig Schlagbaum, Comcast vs. Dave O'Callaghan, VMware
Marc Dupaquier, IBM vs. Mark Enzweiler, Red Hat
Steve Pataky, FireEye vs. Phil Sorgen, Microsoft
Tom Flink, Citrix vs. Kevin Gilroy, SAP
Jenni Flinders, Microsoft vs.Ron Myers, Palo Alto
Download the bracket at CRN.com/madness, choose your chiefs, snap a picture and share it on social media using #MyCRNBracket before the voting begins Thursday!
PUBLISHED MARCH 17, 2015