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17 Things CEO Chuck Robbins Said About Cloud, Cisco's Future Technology Bets And The Channel's Monster Infrastructure Modernization Opportunity

Jennifer Follett

Chuck's Been Busy

It's only been eight months since Cisco's last channel conference, but the IT market has been moving pretty fast in that time, said CEO Chuck Robbins Tuesday during a keynote address at the 2016 Cisco Partner Summit in San Francisco.

"Since the last Partner Summit [in March] I've had one-on-one meetings with 300 customers and partners, and I have listened and talked and really understood what's happening in the marketplace, and I tell you, it's never been moving any faster than it is right now. Never," Robbins said.

In a 45-minute address to 2,200 Cisco solution providers, Robbins laid out the key trends he sees driving Cisco's future sales today and where channel partners should be placing their bets. Here are some of the key takeaways.

 
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