Partner Program Sessions
These specific partner group sessions provide exciting new updates to the program and discussions with the program managers.
- Distributor Partners
- OEM Partners
- System Integrator Partners
- Technology Partners
- EPC Partners
Due to the various needs and segments of our partner program, breakout sessions will be integrated within the schedule to allow for deeper, more meaningful conversations. Within these smaller groups, we will take a deeper dive into our Rockwell Automation vision for the future through different overarching topics.
Topics will include the following:
Industry Trends and Winning Together as a Partner Ecosystem
Hear from Rockwell Industry leaders on the latest trends and opportunities in the Discrete, Hybrid, and Process Industries. Includes updates on key industry drivers, growth opportunities and capabilities customers in those industries expect from their partners, winning together.
Cory Garlick, Regional Vice President, Hybrid Industries, North America, Rockwell Automation
Jim Huff, Regional Vice President, Process Industries, North America, Rockwell Automation
Peter Bell, Regional Vice President, Discrete Industries, North America, Rockwell Automation
Activating the Partner Ecosystem to Win in New Capacity
Building new capacity is complex. There is the procurement of the land, securing permits, determining the building footprint, then you have to worry about how you will actually produce in that building. By leveraging a connected ecosystem of partners, the owner reduces risk and can receive real value. We aim to activate the PartnerNetwork program to serve as this new capacity ecosystem. From the EPC helping the owner with their overall vision, to the OEMs building data ready equipment, to system integrators combining the OT and IT system, to distributors supporting the procurement and long-term support, the entire ecosystem must work together seamlessly. This session will be focused on how we will all work together to succeed as one PartnerNetwork.
Brenden Lowe, Sales Strategy & Transformation Leader, Rockwell Automation
Polo Paredes, Regional Sales Director, EPC, Rockwell Automation
Brian Holte, Regional Vice President, Sales Strategy & Transformation, Rockwell Automation
Enabling Partner Success Through the Integration of Outcome-based Marketing and Sales
Learn how Rockwell Automation is helping you create demand, build a strong funnel and empower your sales teams using business outcomes that solve our customers' toughest challenges and help drive revenue.
Karen Dyches, Manager, Partner Enablement, Rockwell Automation
Stephen Pulsifer, Senior Manager, Channel Marketing, Rockwell Automation
Building and Operationalizing Your DEI Strategy by Driving Visibility, Capability and Accountability for Positive Outcomes
Creating a culture in your organization where all people can thrive, and where people from all walks of life want to join is a business imperative. Hear from a panel of leaders how they are approaching their DEI journey for retaining and engaging all their talents, and how to create an inclusive environment where employees can bring their best selves. Our Women in the Field ERG will also provide best practice sharing.
Steve Roy, Regional Channel Sales Director, Canada, Rockwell Automation
Annie Sheehan-Kerber, Business Lead, Acquisition, Rockwell Automation
Optimize Cutting-Edge Technology & Solutions to Bring Smart Manufacturing to Life
The manufacturing industry is undergoing rapid transformation, including a generational investment in New Manufacturing Capacity in North America, presenting end users Customers with unprecedented challenges to maintain competitiveness and profitability. Our PartnerNetwork is at the forefront of bringing smart manufacturing to life in North America. The latest technologies and solutions launched by Rockwell Automation can position our partners as leaders in smart manufacturing.
Glen Fields (VP of Smart Manufacturing Domain Experts), Sam Cessna (North America Director, Software & Control) and Sarah Hinds (North America Director, Intelligent Devices) will provide insights into how Rockwell Automation will help the partner ecosystem bring Smart Manufacturing to life. The discussion will focus on a deeper-dive of our latest technology to drive sustainable and profitable outcomes for our customers.
Glen Fields, Regional Vice President, Domain Experts, Rockwell Automation
Sam Cessna, Director, Software & Control, North America, Rockwell Automation
Sarah Hinds, Director, Intelligent Devices, North America, Rockwell Automation
The Evolving Partner Ecosystem That Strengthens Our IT/OT Synergies to Position Us to Best Deliver Customer Networking and Cybersecurity Outcomes
Join us to hear from Brian Deken, Rockwell Automation North America Commercial Manager, and Dante Herron, Rockwell Automation Director of Strategic Partnerships as they discuss the overall landscape as it relates to a holistic and agnostic approach that is centered on people, process, and technology. Combining a Best In Class technology vendor selection with Best In Class OT expertise, we create an unmatched customer experience that delivers outcomes. Every customer’s Cybersecurity journey is different and depends on deep domain expertise who can help align offers to standards, such as NIST and IEC, and continue to support across a continuum of complexity and time. We will also be discussing the competitive landscape, including new markets, challenges, and opportunities.
Brian Deken, Commercial Manager, Cybersecurity Services, Rockwell Automation
Dante Herron, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Rockwell Automation
Optimize Technology to Deliver Sustainable Solutions: Energy & Waste
Global companies around the world are focusing their efforts on sustainability. Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork have an opportunity to help these companies mitigate climate challenges using industrial automation, particularly in the areas of energy and waste. In this session, we will explore how our current technology can address energy consumption and the reduction of emissions. We’ll review the emerging energy transition trends of carbon capture, green hydrogen, and energy storage, what it means to enable the “circular economy”, and how you can get started helping customers today (and get a sneak peek of what’s to come)!
Corinne Pellish, Sustainability Partnership & Program Manager, Rockwell Automation
Simplifying Customer Experience and Unlocking Value with Digital
Join us and learn how we're simplifying our customer and partner configuration and buying experience and unlocking the value in our systems with digital. We're making significant investments in modernizing tools like ProposalWorks™, Integrated Architecture® Builder, PowerControl Builder™ and beyond. As we bring these tools to the web in a more personalized and collaborative experience and build new data and software capabilities that integrate with our systems, we invite our PartnerNetwork™ to learn about these changes and ways you can participate and gain value.
Andrew Hastert, Director, Digital Portfolio Strategy, Rockwell Automation
John Mason, Director, Digital Tools, Rockwell Automation