Dawn Duross Senior Director, Global & Strategic Partner Organization, Cisco
Dawn Duross is currently a Senior Director in Cisco’s Global & Strategic Partner Organization, responsible for managing the global partnerships for both SAP and Deloitte. She and her team drive executive alignment, partner strategy, and Go to Market activities with these firms to drive business outcomes in key technology areas such as Data Center, Cloud, and Collaboration.
Previously at Cisco, Dawn was the Senior Director of Cisco’s US Public Sector & Solution Integrator Partner Organization, where she was responsible for working with a broad set of complex, multidimensional partners to meet the needs of private and public sector customers. Additionally, she was the Operations Director for federal channels and government system integrators, responsible for the global strategy and management of Cisco’s federal partnerships.
Dawn has led Cisco’s Global Government SI Council. She has served on the Cisco Gender Diversity Operating Committee and has been co-host of the Women’s Channel Leadership Conference.
Prior to joining Cisco, Dawn was Director of Federal Sales for Thinking Machines Corporation, a supercomputer manufacturer. She also held account executive and business development positions at Oracle Corporation and Hewlett Packard. Dawn has also been an industry analyst at IDC covering emerging technologies.
In 2010, Dawn was one of CRN’s Top Women in the Channel. In 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010, Dawn was listed among the 50 Most Powerful Women of the Channel by Everything Channel (formerly CMP Channel). Among her other awards, Dawn was named Government Channel Executive of the Year by GovernmentVAR in and was recognized as one of the Top Channel Executives to Watch by VARBusiness. She also served on the Board of Directors of TechAmerica (formerly ITAA).
Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and a Master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
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