Dawn Duross is 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 to drive business outcomes in key technology areas such as Data Center, Cloud, and Collaboration. Previously, Dawn was Senior Director of Cisco’s US Public Sector & Solution Integrator Partner Organization, and Operations Director for federal channels and government system integrators. She has served on the Cisco Gender Diversity Operating Committee and co-hosted the Women’s Channel Leadership Conference. In 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010, Dawn was listed among the 50 Most Powerful Women of the Channel by Everything Channel (formerly CMP Channel). Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Oakland University (Michigan) and a Master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University (Washington, D.C.).