Summit was a grand kick-off toward breaking records together in 2018. In fact, we started Summit by breaking the Guinness Book of World Records together with the largest human formation of the word WIN. What a great way to represent the power of the people, and have some fun along the way!

It was an exciting Summit for our CSP’s because they were a part of every step on the Summit journey. Our partners were found networking at the CSP welcome reception, planning new technical changes at the Geek Speak theater, attending business track sessions, collaborating at executive round tables, learning about the Cloud Journey marketingIQ campaign, or previewing the new ShareFile provisioning process, and much more to make it a jam-packed two days!

I believe that I relate to our partners in a different way being a former business owner. I bring my passion, intensity, intention and plain hard work for the sole objective of growing the Citrix CSP business for the benefit of our partners.

One of the highlights of Summit was our CSP-dedicated Vision keynote and awards led by Carlos Blanco, our new VP Director of CSP Sales. He shared some of the key themes the CSP Leadership team is working on from a program perspective: Define a dedicated CSP Partner Council, expand our ecosystem with focused business partner profiles and create tiers for our Partners to reward partner performance and growth to name a few. Carlos definitely resonated with our Summit CSP attendees, “I believe that I relate to our partners in a different way being a former business owner. I bring my passion, intensity, intention and plain hard work for the sole objective of growing the Citrix CSP business for the benefit of our partners.”

And last but not least, Partner Awards! This is a very special time because we would not be able to accelerate to win without our amazing partners.  Thank you to all of our partners, we have so much #CitrixPartnerLove and are thrilled to highlight these three winning partners for 2018. Carlos shares the following statements:

Apps and Desktops Partner of the Year: IntraSystems
“IntraSystems pioneered the migration of large and strategic Citrix customers to the cloud. As part of their cloud journey, Intrasystems leveraged XenApp, which allowed the company to achieve over 11% growth in this product category in 2017.   Through the company’s vision, leadership and alignment with Citrix, Intrasystems serves as an example on how to grow a service provider business with Citrix.”

Networking Partner of the Year: NTT Communications
“For 2017, NTT achieved 420% growth in Citrix networking products. It’s via this strong effort of the NTT team that Citrix continues its momentum in Japan’s Telco industry. As an innovator in deploying networking-as-a-service solutions, NTT is pioneering new business concepts in the marketplace while maintaining close alignment with Citrix order to drive continued success.”

Innovator for Enablement and Growth: DocuTAP
“Our partnership with DocuTAP led to outstanding results for both companies in 2017, with DocuTAP powering their software solutions on XenApp and Netscaler for greater network reliability and functionality. The close collaboration between our teams resulted in DocuTAP optimizing its Citrix environment, which translated into a competitive advantage and 31% growth in 2017.”

If you were unable to join us at Summit, please check out this awesome Summit recap video and for all other Summit happenings and news available, please check out our Summit link on SalesIQ. Here’s to breaking records and accelerating to win together in 2018!