Attending my first .NEXT Conference last week in New Orleans was truly an incredible and exhilarating experience, featuring a record number of partners, customers, and exciting and innovative product announcements. It also featured our first-ever integrated and dedicated day for our partners, Partner Xchange.
With 1600+ attendees, Partner Xchange featured an action-packed day full of Sales and Technical certification courses and breakout sessions (including our inaugural class of Nutanix Certified Sales Experts), fun and networking during the Partner Celebration at Fulton Alley, and a packed keynote session featured Nutanix sales, alliance, and product leadership. During the keynote, I had the privilege of announcing the bedrock of our continued commitment to our valued channel community:
Power to the Partner.
Power to the Partner is more than a new partner charter and framework with tiering and benefits, it’s a promise to our partners: Nutanix will be by your side every step of the way so you can capitalize on this amazing and modern cloud-era opportunity, enjoy predictable profits, and experience a friction-free sales and customer lifecycle along the way. In the coming weeks you’ll learn more about this charter, and I encourage you to preview it here.
I also had the honor of presenting our 2018 Nutanix Partner Awards, carefully chosen by our sales teams based on their efforts of going above and beyond to partner with Nutanix to bring delight to their customers by delivering innovative solutions and services. I sincerely thank and congratulate this group of amazing partner organizations.
- US Partner of the Year: Sirius
- Canadian Partner of the Year: Zycom
- Americas Public Sector Partner of the Year: CDW-G
- Americas Distributor of the Year: Tech Data
- LATAM Partner of the Year: Nanoretec
- LATAM Distributor of the Year: Distecna
- EMEA Partner of the Year: Softcat
- EMEA Distributor of the Year: TIM AG
- APAC Partner of the Year: NTT DATA
- APAC Distributor of the Year: SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp.
- Outstanding Innovation Award: Wipro Limited
- Global Systems Integrator of the Year: Capgemini
- Global Partner of the Year: CDW
The impact our partners have made to the growth and success of Nutanix is nothing short of incredible, and I thank you for helping to build the rock-solid foundation that will be the catalyst in fueling our success for years to come. I came away from New Orleans humbled and honored to meet with the absolute best channel community in the industry, and we’re building the best channel program to help you compete in the modern, multi-cloud era.
I look forward to seeing you in London for .NEXT Europe 2018 or in Anaheim for .NEXT 2019!
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