Today we started our day by hearing from Kevin Johnson and what Juniper means when we say the New Network Means Business. Kevin's visionary presentation was followed by Bob Muglia and Stefan Dyckherhoff who shared with us Juniper's architectural differentiation in seven key domains.
Several announcements were made by Emilio Umeoka and how Juniper is transforming partnerships for the New Network. He announced the new Juniper Partner App, the Juniper Partner Advantage and the Partner Promotions Catalog.
Lauren Flaherty and Luanne Tierney took the stage next and both had two key messages - Juniper is driving demand for the New Network and providing you with new and innovative ways to impact and accelerate your sales. The announcement of the Juniper Marketing Concierge is one of the many proof points that we are committed to our partners success.
After lunch at THE Lounge we transitioned to Theater Breakouts. David Heeler (VP, MEME), Kevin Ackhurst (VP, APAC), and Frank Vitagliano (SVP, Americas) welcomed our partners to their respective geo sessions. Across all theaters one message was clear - Juniper has a strong momentum in the marketplace and we are committed to our partners. As Vince Molinaro stated, "partnering is a strategic imperative." Each theater acknowledged their partners with distinguished Partner of the Year awards - CONGRATULATIONS to all!!!
The Global Partner Conference was a great opportunity for Juniper executives to meet with many of our partners in 1:1 executive briefings, as did many members of the press and analyst community.
The evening concluded with an amazing spread of international fare, games, and one-of-a-kind libations - like the Juniper Burst.
Day Three is loaded with phenomenal guest speakers and Business Acceleration Breakouts you don't want to miss.
Continue to follow the conference activities on Twitter using hashtag: #juniperGPC and we'll see you tomorrow morning!
I have been in the networking industry for over 30 years: PBXs, SNA, Muxes, ATM, routers, switches, optical - I've seen it all. Eleven years in the US, over 20 in Europe, at companies like AT&T, IBM, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks and Dimension Data. Since 2007 my focus has been on services at Juniper: support services, professional services, service automation. Our market is characterized by amazing technological innovations, but technology is no use if you cannot get it to work and keep it working. That is why services are so exciting: this is where the technology moves out of the glossy brochures and into the real world!
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Justin has held a variety of positions at Alternative Networks since 1997 including responsibilities for running sales, product management, marketing, and training functions.
More recently he has been incubating a Wide Area Network division, and running cross sales in the enterprise sales division following an acquisition.
Justin Scopaz is senior director of Juniper Networks’ Worldwide Distribution organization. In this role, he is leading a global team driving worldwide distribution strategy, sales, and operations.
Prior to Juniper, Scopaz spent nearly two decades at Ingram Micro in a variety of senior leadership positions. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager of Ingram Micro’s Data Capture and Physical Security business units. He also had responsibility for major national partners.
Based in Orange County, California, Scopaz is involved in both private and charitable organizations. He holds a B.A. in Business Management from California State University.
I manage the Professional Services department for a Juniper Elite reseller in Southern California. When not trying to keep my customers and engineers happy I also like teach Juniper classes and spread the word about the power of Junos.
Zoe Sands is Head of Digital Marketing at Juniper Networks and is responsible for digital marketing and social media across EMEA. She is an experienced Digital Marketer since 1997 with PRINCE2 practitioner status, during this period Zoe has successfully launched many new online innovations for Juniper Networks, Cisco, Dialogic, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Hyundai, including content managed and e-commerce based websites to integrated social media programmes. She has International exposure running projects globally, regionally and at a country level.
Zoe’s approach is to create an environment where those around her can share her passion for the Internet and the opportunities it presents. She says sharing knowledge, championing and communicating the benefits of digital capabilities enhances both the user experience and offers additional online communication channels and business opportunities. Zoe has a blog ‘Learning and sharing...’ to share her experience of all things online marketing, social media, chat online, SEO, SEM and mobile related content. You connect with Zoe via LinkedIn or find her on Twitter: @zoe9 and @ZoeSands.
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