Lou Anne is Director of Global Partner Programs at NetApp and leads a worldwide team that designs and manages the NetApp Unified Partner Program and Partner Investment Programs. These programs are designed to deliver a global partner investment and recognition framework that advances the overall partner strategy with solution providers, integrators and service providers. Lou Anne ensures that the Unified Partner Program continues to stay ahead of the market, drives partner alignment to key imperatives, maintains a high level of partner commitment and demonstrates clear and measurable impact on the business and partner satisfaction. Previously, Lou Anne was Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing at PTC where she designed and built the global partner marketing strategy, team, programs, systems and processes from the ground up. She led a global team that supported the marketing needs of the PTC partner ecosystem: Strategic Alliances, Global System Integrators, Solution Providers, and Technology Providers. Prior to joining PTC, Lou Anne held several leadership positions including: Sr. Manager, Partner Marketing Programs at EMC, Manager of VAR Programs at Network Integrity, Partner Manager and Account Executive at Microsoft. Lou Anne earned an BA from Boston University. Lou Anne lives in Acton, MA with her husband, three teenage children and their dog. She is an avid gardener and a wine enthusiast.