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AI Symposium: Customer AI Demands and the Infrastructure Urgency for Partners

Jason W. Gallo  (VP, Global Partner and Routes to Market Sales, Cisco Systems)

Tony Olzak  (Chief Technology Officer, Trace3)

Location: Level 1 (Lower Level), Galileo 903

Date: Tuesday, March 12

Time: 2:50 pm - 3:25 pm

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Session Type: Conference Session

Track: AI Symposium

Vault Recording: TBD


AI is the hottest topic in the industry. While there's cause for this excitement, there's an equal need to understand how partners will be ready to cope with the explosive customer demand and deliver the data and infrastructure capabilities that AI-powered systems will require.

AI-powered systems give partners a great pathway to build and grow an AI infrastructure business as the industry focuses on generative/predictive AI affecting all corporate, branch and remote business functions.

As the data sets grow, so will the need to store, analyze, create insights and recommendations, co-create, and innovate. But there are other service considerations for partners to consider:

o AI trust, and how to support responsible AI frameworks and policies.

o Are partners offering strategy, solutions, integrated platforms, or all of these items?

o Will partners deliver this as a one-time engagement, or do they need to engage with an ecosystem of partners or offer it as a managed service?

o Assessment of current customer capabilities and where they need to be as a fully AI-activated business.

One thing is true about any path partners take for their customers: AI capabilities can demand much more processing power/data networking and data storage management for their complete IT infrastructure.

Partner participants will leave this session with a realistic knowledge of how to deliver outcomes supporting the expanded use of predictive and generative AI. This session will provide an industry perspective on supporting partner journeys, architectures, use cases, solutions and platforms that will create successful partner practices.