Cisco's John Chambers On How IoT Will Change The Channel
Chambers On IoT's Potential
John Chambers, executive chairman of the board at Cisco Systems, spoke to CRN about how the Internet of Things will significantly increase the amount of channel partners Cisco will on-board over the next few years.
The former longtime CEO handed over the reins in July to Chuck Robbins after 20 years leading the networking giant. Although no longer the leader, Chambers remains very active with Cisco and has been its global spokesperson. He said just within the past few weeks, he's talked to political leaders in the U.S., China and Germany about IoT and digitization.
During Cisco's Global Editors Conference this week held at its San Jose, Calif., headquarters, Chambers told CRN that he expects Cisco's channel ecosystem to increase rapidly in the coming years due to the vast amount of opportunities the company has to offer inside its portfolio that are tailor-made for the IoT market.