CRN 2018 Women of the Channel Details

One of our "Power 100 Vendors"

Diane Genova

Director, Global System Integrators, Docker, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, CA


Number of years in current position: 1

Number of years involved with indirect sales: 15

Twitter Handle: @GenovaDiane

Fun Facts:

Has worked for a solution provider organization
Has a mentor
Is a mentor
Is an extrovert
Has climbed a mountain

Biography and Background:
Diane has spent the last 10 years developing and building global partner programs for companies that include; Cisco, Nimble Storage and Docker. Her background includes Data Center, Networking, and Cloud. Currently she is leading the Global System Integrator program for Docker where she is tasked with growing enterprise revenues globally.

How have you personally helped advance your company's channel business over the past year?
I've introduced new channel partners to Docker that open up revenue streams in regions where we don't currently have a presence. Another advancement includes identifying new joint solutions with our largest global partner.

What are your goals for your company's channel business over the next year?
Building a solid practice with global system integrator partners will be key to the company's overall success. Defining key, relevant joint solutions that my company and the GSI's can take to market to win new business.

Outside of your family, please name a woman you admire and why:
Barbara Walters. She was a pioneer for women on many levels. She knocked down traditional barriers and paved a path for other women. She was ahead of her time capturing interviews with world leaders previously reserved for men.

What advice would you give your 16-year-old self?
If you earn a seat at the table, and you will, you have a responsibility to speak up and be heard.

If you could master any new job-related skill, what would it be and why?
I would like to learn how to code. I took courses in college, which I truly enjoyed. With so many advancements there will always be something new to learn.

What's the best book you read this past year and why did you like it?
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; This was a powerful lesson about how one person who is dedicated enough, can help the less fortunate and in doing so, make a positive impact on the world.

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