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2022 Channel Chiefs: The 50 Most Influential

Rick Whiting

In celebration of CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs, here are 50 leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships within the IT industry.

Cisco Systems

Oliver Tuszik

SVP, Global Partner Sales

Tuszik has spearheaded initiatives to increase partners‘ ease of doing business with Cisco through enhancements to Cisco’s Partner Experience Platform and partner programs. He sponsored partner growth initiatives around XaaS, software, managed services and customer life cycle. And he has managed cross-organizational teams to help partners mitigate the business impact of supply chain constraints.

Cisco said its partners continue to perform and transform by investing in their life-cycle practices, programmability capabilities, and software businesses to differentiate themselves and capitalize on their unique capabilities. In one year the number of partners with customer experience specializations has grown 20 percent and the number of customer experience-certified individuals increased 100 percent. According to a recent Cisco partner profitability study conducted by Global Touch, partners reported the highest Cisco practice profitability in over 10 years.

Cisco’s partners are helping the company with its transition to a software and services company. Cisco’s software bookings have grown 34 percent year over year and renewal rates by 40 percent while the penetration of Cisco enterprise agreements is up globally by 122 percent.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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