Dell EMC Channel Executives Honored as CRN Channel Chiefs – Unstoppable Forces of Industry Leadership

first_imgDell EMC Channel executives are starting 2018 off on a high note! This week, CRN announced their picks for the 2018 Channel Chief Awards and seven Dell EMC channel executives have received accolades for their industry expertise and leadership. The executives’ inclusion on this list marks one of the highest honors in the industry.The recipients of these awards represent the forward-thinking movers and shakers of the Channel, who excel at driving growth and revenue for their organizations, as well as promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.Additionally, this marks the fifth consecutive year that Dell EMC channel executives have been recognized for this award. Congratulations to Joyce Mullen and Cheryl Cook, who are both also featured on the ‘Most Influential’ list, Cheryl Cook, Gregg Ambulos, Michael Collins, Jim DeFoe, Tracy Pavillard and Jay Snyder. Cheryl Cook, Jim DeFoe and Gregg Ambulos make repeat appearances on this list, having been honored in past years.Joyce Mullen, president of global channels, OEM and IoT solutions is recognized to the distinguished list for the first time and is featured on CRN’s Most Influential Channel Chiefs list.Joyce who leads Dell EMC’s worldwide team, restructured the OEM Partner Program and created an OEM track within the new Dell EMC Partner Program, offering partners new tools and resources and better incentives.Cheryl Cook, a repeat honoree, who is also recognized among CRN’s ‘Most Influential,’ is senior vice president of Global Channel Marketing for Dell EMC, and is responsible for developing the global channel marketing strategy. She also manages the global channel marketing programs that enable partners to grow their business with Dell EMC. Over the past year, Cheryl and her team fielded feedback on Dell’s MDF program and collaborated with partners on ways to enhance their program experience, ultimately rolling out program refinements to provide partners with an even better return on investment. She was also recognized as a 2017 Channel Chief.Recognized on the CRN Channel Chief list since 2008, Gregg Ambulos is senior vice president of North America Channel Sales for Dell EMC. He is responsible for creating and delivering sales growth across the entire Dell EMC portfolio of products, including PCs, Workstations, Servers, Storage, Networking and Services through Dell EMC’s North America ecosystem of more than 50,000 solution provider and distribution partners. Gregg was instrumental in helping to affect a successful integration of the Dell and EMC partner programs to ensure a smooth transition.Tracy Pavillard, vice president of federal channels and systems integrator programs is a 30-year industry veteran. Tracy has been serving the federal partner community as Dell EMC’s federal channel leader since he launched Dell’s initial federal channel Program in 2005. Over the past year, Tracy led integration of Dell and EMC’s federal channel programs while launching the Dell EMC GovEvolve Partner Trade Association to help small players in the federal community impact legislation that impacts their businesses.Jay Snyder, senior vice president, Global Alliances, Service Providers and Industries has led EMC’s (now Dell EMC) Global Alliances Organization since 2015.  Snyder focuses on bringing uniquely differentiated industry solutions to market through strategic relationships with systems integrators, strategic outsourcers and cloud service providers. Jay developed the program’s first structured rebate and proposal-based business development funds programs for service providers and strategic outsourcers. These funds are used by partners to generate demand, invest in solution development, field enablement and obtain resources. Jay took the funds program from concept to rollout, introducing the program to partners through a series of global town halls and Partner Advisory Board meetings.In addition to Dell EMC, CRN recognized prominent channel leaders from other Dell Technologies companies including Faraz Siraj, Head of Americas Channels Sales for RSA and several stand outs from VMware including, Colleen Kapese, Vice President, Partner Go To Market Programs and Incentives, Frank Rauch, Vice President, Americas Partner Organization and Brandon Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Commercial and Partner Sales.We salute these distinguished leaders and celebrate them as we continue the journey forward to making the Dell EMC Partner Program the world’s best and the industries’ most lucrative program for our partners.  Make sure to keep up on the latest news about the Dell EMC Partner Program by following us on Twitter: @DellEMCPartnerslast_img read more

A Facebook Page That Will Please The Human (and New Yorker) In You

first_imgI just got this imaginary fan mail:Hey Conforti. Nice job with The Buzz. It’s a great column-y type of thing, perhaps the greatest one the world has ever seen. In fact, I’m sure of it.I visit all the time for important local news, delightful columns and fascinating investigative stories, but I really enjoy the screaming goats and stuff.Most of what you put up is so hilarious. You are a great judge of what’s great.In fact, I always see the stuff you pick on the news, days after you posted it. It’s like you’re a Psychic of Awesome. I want you to be my friend. My wife thinks you’re so hot.She’s right.That all being said, you usually post funny, goofy stuff. My friend, who is a jerk, says, “There’s no way this Conforti guy could find anything profound, interesting, artistic and so delightfully reflective of the vast greatness of humanity, particularly in the New York area.”Please prove him wrong. Please show my jerk friend that the internet is good for more than weird lip sync performances, basketball trick shots and great pole dancing videos.I’ll be back after watching that pole dancing video again to see if you’ve succeeded.Well. I’m so flattered, thank you. And thank your wife. But I’ll probably thank her myself. In the meantime, I accept your challenge, and deliver unto you, a Facebook page that is profound, interesting, artistic and so delightfully reflective of the greatness of humanity, particularly in the New York area.Click here to visit “Humans of New York” on Facebook.AND AS A BONUS, read about what happened between this guy and DKNY here. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

UCL: Batshuayi winner gives Blues sixth straight win

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Anjorin: I’ll fight for shirt in Chelsea except there’s a tempting loan offer Substitute Michy Batshuayi hit an 86th-minute winner as Chelsea beat Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam to come alive in Group H in the Champions League on Wednesday.Batshuayi struck from 10 yards after a centre from fellow sub Christian Pulisic to give Chelsea a vital win, and their sixth on the trot in all competitions under Frank Lampard.In a goalless first half, Ajax had a goal disallowed by VAR for a tight offside on Quincy Promes (35), before hitting the post through a Edson Alvarez header after the break.Chelsea’s best chance had fallen to substitute Batshuayi, who lashed over in space just moments after being introduced, but he more than made amends with four minutes remaining.The result puts Chelsea top of Group H, level on points with Ajax and three ahead of Valencia, but that could change with the Spaniards taking on Lille in the 8pm kick-off on Wednesday.After a false start to their campaign, Chelsea were looking to take control of Group H against last season’s semi-finalists.In a frenetic first half, Ajax did have the ball in the net through Promes’ back-post tap in, but he was found to be inches offside by VAR from Hakim Ziyech’s deflected cross from the right flank.Tags: Frank LampardQuicy Promeslast_img read more

Watchlist: 3 storylines to watch before No. 10 Syracuse’s matchup with No. 7 Notre Dame

first_img Published on March 28, 2018 at 9:30 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse (4-3, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) downed then-No. 3 Duke, 15-14, on Saturday at Koskinen Stadium, bouncing back from its two-game skid. Jamie Trimboli scored with just more than a minute left to down the Blue Devils and give SU sole possession of first place in the ACC.On Saturday, the Orange will return to the Carrier Dome to host No. 7 Notre Dame (5-2, 1-0) at 5 p.m. The Fighting Irish enter the contest fresh off a 9-8 road win over Ohio State, giving head coach Kevin Corrigan the 300th win of his coaching career. The Orange average one goal more per game than the Fighting Irish, but UND’s defense ranks much higher (21st nationally) than SU’s (59th).Here are three storylines to watch out for heading into Saturday’s matchup.Age is just a number?The biggest difference between the Syracuse and Notre Dame offenses is experience. The Fighting Irish returns six of its top seven scorers from a year ago, losing only Sergio Perkovic to graduation. SU, on the other hand, returns two of its top five scorers and lost more than 50 percent of its point production.Still, the Orange ranks 27th in the country with 11.29 goals per game and boasts a more balanced offense than a season ago. Five players have eight-plus goals, and 18 players have at least one goal through seven games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I see a young team that’s getting better every time they play,” Corrigan said. “It’s really finding their way like they always do.”All season long, the young SU offense boasting just one starter who’s played in Desko’s system for two or more years has been inconsistent. There’s been a three-goal output against Albany and a seven-goal output against Johns Hopkins — both in the Carrier Dome. Then, there’s a 21-goal explosion against Binghamton and a 15-goal performance against Duke.SU has shown glimpses of its potential, but putting it all together has been the struggle.Notre Dame, meanwhile, has four scorers with 12-plus goals and ranks No. 40 in the country in scoring offense. SU has just one player — Brendan Bomberry — with 12-plus goals. Bryan Costabile leads the way for the Fighting Irish with 16 goals, but Ryder Garnsey and Brendan Gleason are tied for a team-high 19 points.Rounding out the four-headed monster of UND’s offense is Mikey Wynne, who is second on the Fighting Irish with 13 goals. However, similar to Syracuse’s offense, Notre Dame has yet to put it all together this year.The Fighting Irish has scored more than 12 goals once all season, and while the defense has helped make up for the struggles, the offense will likely need to score in double figures to pull away from a Syracuse team that has scored in double figures all but twice.“There are times where we’re really good and shown the ability to do a lot of different things,” Corrigan said. “But we haven’t done it all consistently.”X marks the spotDespite downing Duke last week, Syracuse was blown out at the faceoff X. Sophomore faceoff specialist Danny Varello finished 2-for-12 and only took one faceoff in the fourth quarter. If it weren’t for Nick Martin, who won five-straight faceoffs to end the game, the Orange could be looking at a different outcome. And that was against a Duke faceoff unit that ranked No. 52 in the country with a 43.6 percent success rate entering the matchup.On Saturday, Notre Dame will lean on senior faceoff specialist John Travisano Jr., who played limited minutes last year. He finished 2017 with a 47.3 percent success rate at the faceoff X and has improved mightily, winning 58.6 percent of faceoffs as the primary option.“We’re just trying to take each faceoff as it comes and really battle each side,” Corrigan said. “(Travisano) has done a great job of doing that and making the adjustments within the game that he needs to make and competing on every draw.”When Syracuse found success at the faceoff X against Virginia, head coach John Desko was using two long poles on the wings — normally Brett Kennedy, Austin Fusco or Jared Fernandez, who is now out for the year with injury.And while Syracuse did manage to walk away with a one-goal win over Duke despite going 12-for-32 at the faceoff X, giving the offense extra possessions could make the difference against a strong UND defense.Driver’s seat of the ACCWith Syracuse’s win over Duke last week, the Orange gained sole possession of first place in the ACC. If SU defeats the Fighting Irish on Saturday, it will all but ensure SU taking home the regular season crown. But a loss allows Notre Dame to slide into the top spot.Notre Dame downed Virginia, which still has yet to win a regular-season ACC game since March 2014, and will face Duke the week after Syracuse. Meanwhile, North Carolina is 6-4 and on a four-game skid with all four ACC opponents still on the docket.That means if UND wins Saturday, the Orange needs Duke and North Carolina to down the Fighting Irish — along with Syracuse beating UNC — to guarantee finishing as the No. 1 seed for the ACC tournament. Last year, Syracuse took home the top seed before falling in the opening round to the Tar Heels.Saturday’s game is important for both these teams, as it will go far in deciding the winner of the regular season crown. The winner will have a distinct advantage entering tournament play. Commentslast_img read more