Never underestimate the power of certifications – the right ones go a long way!
On September 16, PlanetOne and a group of select partners headed to San Antonio, TX to participate in the co-created inaugural Rackspace Certification Program. The vast array of Rackspace service offerings were explored – and those learnings immediately applied by working through live customer opportunities and helping our partners navigate the complex world of IaaS and application services. A group of 8 selling partners and 30 leads in hand kicked off the event and by the close of the 2 days, 10 more leads were developed and submitted…for a total of 40! An incredible success for Rackspace, PlanetOne and the lucky partner class of 2019!
Here are some reactions from the event:
“We have a special relationship with Rackspace and are thrilled to be able to leverage that training from Rackspace with our partners that have proven their ability to navigate cloud conversations with their clients. Events like this continue to arm both PlanetOne and our partners with knowledge and confidence to engage in the latest technology trends that help our mutual customers modernize their IT infrastructure, and increase their ROI, while at the same time allowing them to focus on their core business.” – Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne
“Kudo’s to the PlanetOne team for teaming with us to produce the most effective partner event I have had the pleasure of co-creating. What made the difference was partners working with us in advance to ensure they had live opportunities for the hands-on breakout session where they were able to work side-by-side with technology agnostic industry experts to ensure they were in the best position to guide their clients. Hat’s off to the entire PlanetOne Leadership Team for their innovative thought and execution.” – Justin Chris-Tensen, Rackspace Sr. Partner Leader
“In my 15 years with the company, I’ve never attended a better briefing than this one. Content was solid and the partners that opted in were fully committed with many requests for a round two. This was evident by 10 new opportunities being registered during the event. The ah-ha moments were non-stop!” – Brian Hiner, Western Region Partner Leader
“Active participation in immersion events like this should be the model that partners follow if they want to revitalize their sales teams and increase funnel activity. The best way to grow your sales funnel is to attend partner events like this”. Paul Croteau, Rackspace Channel CTO
“I would expect nothing less from PlanetOne, but what a great Event! From the dinners, to the sessions, to our breakout account planning sessions – this was a home run that will result in the biggest funnel building exercise for partner benefit than anything I have ever seen!” – John Spivey, Regional Partner Leader, Southcentral