Siemens’ 2018 Partner Summit, held at the palatial J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, began with Josh Felperin’s warm appreciation and welcome extended to the multitude of Siemens Solution Partners, Siemens leadership, and Siemens product experts. Josh stressed that this year’s theme was a deep focus on people, passion, and partnership.
John Karczmarczyk, VP & Business Unit Head, followed with an executive summary on the great successes of 2017; an in-depth review of the business investments and improvements that Siemens has made; particularly, in warehousing, merged product management and engineering, and the exciting progress to be made in 2018.
Chris Young, from the Lee Company made an impressive business case for the Siemens Gamma Lighting portfolio. Siemens Solution Partners have two avenues to win the lighting business: Develop the Division 25 specification, or partner with the relevant electrical contractors. Chris concluded with a list of valuable best practices to ensure success.
The 2018 Siemens Partner Summit presents a well-crafted agenda that features a mix of group discussions and breakout sessions designed to provide greater insight into the Siemens portfolio, while arming Siemens Solution Partners with tools needed to help grow their respective businesses.