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WWT Comments on New Tanium Regional Director

Chris Konrad comments on Tanium's new appointment of John Maxwell as their regional director leading its SLED, healthcare and education business.

April 10, 2017

Posted by CRN on April 6, 2017:

Tanium has named former Cisco executive John Maxwell to be its regional director, leading its business around state and local government, health care and education, the company announced Thursday.

Maxwell joins the company after a long career at Cisco, spanning back more than 20 years, most recently as Cisco's operations sales director for U.S. commercial security.

Maxwell officially started in the new role this week. He announced his departure from Cisco on LinkedIn last week.

[On page two of the article,] Chris Konrad, global practice lead for security engagements at St. Louis, Mo.-based World Wide Technology, said in an email that he expects Maxwell's appointment will help Tanium accelerate its business in these vertical markets. He said WWT already does a "significant amount" of business in the health care and education markets, as well as state, local and federal government.

"Having John onboard enables WWT and the Tanium team to engage faster, conduct proofs-of-concept faster, and land and expand the WWT and Tanium footprint," Konrad said.

Konrad said WWT had seen particular opportunities with Tanium around Windows 10 migrations. He said WWT could help reduce migration risk and complexity with a solution that integrates WWT's CPMigrator with Tanium and Dashworks.

Maxwell said he would be looking to leverage partners, like WWT, as he drives Tanium's business in the state and local government, health care, and education verticals.

"Partners are critical to our success, and we are fundamentally critical to theirs … When looking at the different routes to market, it will be important to have a diverse set of partners, ranging from local to national value-added resellers, to achieve our mission," Maxwell said in an email.

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