Awards Wall

Our people make amazing things happen every day, and the industry recognizes it.

Employees: To submit information on new awards, please complete the online form. For detailed information on current and past awards, see the Award Repository. Also, a slide deck is now available, highlighting major workplace awards, as well as a template for creating your own slides.

People awards are listed alphabetically.


Shari Slate

Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, was a recipient of Diversity Journal’s 2017 Diversity Leader Award.


Wendy Bahr

Wendy Bahr, SVP Global Partner Organization, is one of 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs in 2016, according to Computer Reseller News. Get to Know Wendy Bahr

Conrad Clemson

Conrad Clemson, SVP and GM of Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, is one of the Most Innovative People in Multiscreen. According to CableFax magazine, Conrad is “a driving force behind the Cisco strategy to move video to the cloud.”

Carmen Collins

Carmen Collins, Social Media Manager, won the Social Media Professional of the Year award at the 2016 PR People Awards by PR News.

Edna Conway

Edna Conway, our CSO for Global Value Chain, was named Chief Security Officer of the Year by the Info Security Products Guide.

Additionally, Edna received the Outstanding Contribution Award from The Open Group, an international standards body.

Edna was a Golden Bridge Awards Gold Winner for Executive of the Year. She was also named on the Best Women Professional of the Year category.

Lauren Cooney

CIO Magazine named Lauren Cooney, Senior Director, Strategic Programs, one of the Most Influential Women in Open Source.

Lauren Cooney is also one of the Top 10 Cloud Evangelists, according to CloudNOW.

Michelle Dennedy

Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer, won Gold for Woman Executive of the Year – Information Technology Services.

Guillermo Diaz, Jr.

Guillermo Diaz, Jr. was named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s HITEC Top 100 List for 20016-2017.

Mike Flannagan

Mike Flannagan, VP Data and Analytics, is one of the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s 2016 Silicon Valley 50. The list honors Irish and Irish-American executives driving the most ground breaking work in technology.

Michelle Fleury

Michelle Fleury, Sr. Director and Chief Data Protection Officer, was selected as the Gold Winner for Best Women Professional of the Year.

Ehrika Gladden

Ehrika Gladden, VP Market Strategy for EISG, was named to Savoy Magazine’s list of 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America.

Michele Guel

Michele D. Guel, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect, is the winner of the Anita Borg Institute’s 2016 Leadership ABIE Award. The award recognizes women who connect, inspire and guide others.

Michele is also Cisco’s Woman of Vision.

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall, Cisco Capital Lead for the UK and Ireland, is on Leasing Life's Power 50 List. .

Jonathan Hollenbeck

Jonathan Hollenbeck, software engineer in the Learning organization won a 2016 Learning! Champion Award in the Rookie of the Year category.

Chris Jacobs

Chris Jacobs, Director of Certifications and Delivery, was named Silver Winner in the 8th Annual 2016 Golden Bridge Awards for Program Professional Woman of the Year for her outstanding achievements as a leading female professional in the technology industry.

Dennis Jaramillo

Dennis Jaramillo was chosen by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility to take part in the 2016 Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Program.

Yvette Kanouff

Yvette Kanouff, SVP and GM, Cisco Service Provider Business, was named Female Tech Pioneer of the Year at the Women in Comms Leading Lights Awards.

Yvette was also named a Cable Pioneer at the Internet and Television Expo (INTX). She’s also included in the CableFAX 100 list, “commemorating the cable industry’s most iconic power list.”

Fran Katsoudas

Fran Katsoudas, SVP and Chief People Officer, received a PBWC Industry Leader Award from the Professional Business Women of California: “In a world where work is changing faster than people, she is creating an agile, flexible and learning work environment for employees.”

Linn Kuo

Linn Kuo, from our Supply Chain Operations team, is on the list of Taiwan’s 40 Under 40 Women in Tech 2016.

Nina Lualdi

Nina Lualdi is on the list of HITEC Latin America and Spain Awards.

Steve Martino

Steve Martino, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, received the Gold award for People Influencing Information Security from the Info Security Products Guide.

Maria Medrano

Maria Medrano is on Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list, honoring those who have achieved a high level of responsibility in their careers and contributed to the betterment of the region through community involvement.

Monique Morrow

Monique Morrow, CTO New Frontiers Engineering, was named a YWCA New York City Woman of Influence. She was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Inspirational Women in European Tech by Inspiring Fifty.

Morrow was awarded CloudNOW’s Top Women in Cloud Innovations, and was listed on CIO UK’s Top 100 Female CIOs.

Kate O’Keefe

Kate O’Keefe is one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People “for enabling huge companies to figure out the future, faster.”

Kate is also a Woman of Vision according to the Anita Borg Institute.

Laura Quintana

Laura Quintana, VP Corporate Affairs, was named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s HITEC Top 100 List for 20016-2017.

Rajeev Raman

Rajeev Raman is one of the Top 50 VOD Professionals in North America, according to VOD Professional magazine.

Ileana Rivera

Ileana Rivera, Senior Director of IT, was named to the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s HITEC Top 100 List for 20016-2017.

Hilton Romanski

Hilton Romanski, Chief Strategy Officer, was presented the Visionary Award by All Star Code, a non-profit initiative for men of color in tech.

Drew Rosen

Drew Rosen, Director of Technical Support, won a 2016 Learning! Champion Award in the Innovator category, joining other champions who drive organizational performance through learning.

Shari Slate

Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer, was named to Diversity Global Magazine’s 25 Champions of Diversity in STEM.

She was also named to Savoy Magazine’s list of 2016 Top Influential Women in Corporate America.

Kristine Snow

Kristine Snow, president of Cisco Capital, is one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley. Read the article “Women of Influence.”

John N. Stewart

John N. Stewart, SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer, was named the Gold Winner in Security/IT Department of the Year by Info Security Products Guide.

Ellie Ulrich

Ellie Ulrich is a Rising Star in Technology, an award that showcases the female pipeline in the UK, particularly women who are role models. Ellie manages the apprenticeship program for Cisco UK and Ireland.

Dr. Alison Vincent

Dr. Alison Vincent, CTO of Cisco UK International, is one of the Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering, a list compiled by the Daily Telegraph to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.

Karen Walker

Karen Walker, our SVP and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), is number 5 on the list of Most Successful CMOs in the US, according to ExecRank. Karen earned this recognition for her role in “positioning Cisco’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, and growing demand for Cisco’s solutions globally.”

Debbi Wan

Debbi Wan, strategic sourcing manager of global manufacturing operations, is one of the young professionals recognized in the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program.


KC Wu, SVP Operations Architecture, is one of Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2016. The award honors the achievements of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals, and corporate executives.

Additionally, KC was honored at the YWCA Tribute to Women, which recognizes women who are role models for girls growing up in our community.


Greg Akers

Greg Akers, SVP of Advanced Security Research and Government, was honored as a Disability Champion at Disability Matters 2015. Greg actively supports the empowerment of employees with disabilities, and he creates awareness of the unique perspectives they bring to the workplace.

Tunji Akintokun

Tunji Akintokun, Director of Global Virtual Sales, received the 2015 National Diversity Award for being a role model and in recognition for his mentoring and social initiatives on behalf of young people.

Akintokun has also been named by British GQ magazine as one of the 100 Most Connected Men in Britain. The award recognizes Britain's best collaborators and thought-leaders creating the connected world.

Trina Alexson

Trina Alexson, service delivery director for Cisco Canada, won the 2015 Leadership Excellence Award in the Diversity Champion category from Women in Communications and Technology.

Esme Barriga

Esme Barriga, Cisco Services program manager, was chosen by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) to take part in the 2015 HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Program (YHCA).

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, VP and GM of Learning@Cisco, was named a Female Executive of the Year at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Edna Conway

Edna Conway, Sr. Director Supply Chain Security, won the Supply Chain Security Pros to Know Award, which recognizes executives delivering solutions that meet the challenges of the future.

Allyson Corcoran

Allyson Corcoran, director, Operations of Cisco Technical Services, won an award in the Achievement category at the ARN Women in ICT Awards for her professional achievements. Read more.

Guillermo Diaz, Jr.

Guillermo Diaz, Jr., SVP and Chief Information Officer, received the Hispanic IT Executive Council’s Estrella Award. The award recognizes Hispanic leaders in technology who have made the greatest impact in addressing diversity in technology.

Rebecca Jacoby

Rebecca Jacoby, our SVP and Chief of Operations, was inducted into CIO magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame. The honor is given to chief information officers who show creative vision and practical leadership. Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated at the CIO 100 Symposium in August.

Yvette Kanouff

Yvette Kanouff was included as one of the "Top Women in Technology" in Cablefax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable 2015 list.

Yvette was also on the Cablefax 100 Digital Hot List for 2015.

Monique Morrow

Monique Morrow, CTO of Services, appeared on the cover of Connected World. The magazine publishes the WoM2M list, which identifies the most accomplished women in technology. Read "Women of Tech Prevail".

Morrow was recognized at the 2015 European Ada Awards for spearheading an Internet of Women movement as an opportunity for women worldwide to collectively shape the future of the Internet.

Morrow was also named in the Top 10 Influential Women in Europe by Think Progress.

Danffer Ni

Danffer Ni, VP and GM of the Partner Organization in Greater China, received the 2015 Channel Star of the Year award from Computer Business Information.

Sujata Ramamoorthy

Sujata Ramamoorthy, director, Global Information Security, won the Gold Award for InfoSec Metrics Results at the Women in Business World Awards.

Ileana Rivera

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Patrick Shao

Patrick Shao, managing director of Cisco Partner Business Organization of Greater China, was named "Channel Star of the Year" by Computer Business Information in China.

John Stewart

John Stewart, SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer, received the award for Excellence in the Field of Information Security at the RSA Conference. He was recognized for “helping elevate awareness across the industry of the importance of trust, accountability and transparency from IT vendors.”

John also received the Compass Award for excellence, achievement, and leadership security.

He was named Chief Security Officer of the Year at the Golden Bridge Awards’ Business and Innovation Awards event.

John was also recognized at the International Business Awards (“The Stevies”). He was named an Executive of the Year (Bronze winner) in Computer Hardware and Software.

Manjula Talreja

Manjula Talreja, Vice President, Global Cloud Business Development was included as one of the "Top Tech Minorities" in Cablefax’s Most Influential Minorities 2015 list.

YWCA Silicon Valley's 2015 Tribute to Women Awards

Five women from Cisco will be recognized at the YWCA Silicon Valley's 2015 Tribute to Women Awards in May. They were selected for their outstanding leadership qualities and the substantial impact they have had on the company relative to its growth, profitability and innovation.

  • Liz Centoni, VP, Development Chief of Staff
  • Ana Corrales, SVP, Product Operations
  • Diane B.Gongaware, Sr. Director, Public Sector Partner Organization
  • Jie Xue, Ph.D., Sr. Director, Supply Chain Operations
  • Shweta Saraf, Software Engineering Manager

Workplace awards are listed alphabetically by country.


Canada's Top 100 Employers

Cisco Canada was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017


Best Australia and New Zealand

Cisco is the “Best of the Best” Employer in Australia and New Zealand. Aon Hewitt conducted a survey of our employees and determined that we deliver an “exceptionally positive workplace experience” and “outstanding people practices.”

Digital Industry Leader Award

Cisco Brazil was presented with the Digital Industry Leader Award at the Prêmio Líderes do Brasil by LIDE. This award recognizes the talent and commitment of Brazilian leaders to build a better and more competitive country.

Aon Best Employers Czech Republic

Cisco Czech Republic was awarded the Aon Best Employers Czech Republic 2016 award.

Best Europe

Cisco is number 4 on the list of Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe. These are companies that stand out for having a consistent, high-trust workplace culture across national borders.

Great Germany

Cisco Germany won two awards: number one best workplace and number one in IT.

Great China

Cisco Greater China was ranked 4th on Great Place to Work’s Best Companies to Work For in Greater China list.

China Excellence in Human Resource Management Strategy

Cisco Greater China received the TOP Employer Excellence 2016 China award from 51job Inc, a leading integrated human resources provider in China.

Cisco Greater China was also selected as a winner of the 2016 Excellence in Human Resource Management Strategy award by 51job Inc.

Great India

Cisco India is number 20 out of 100 on the list of India’s Best Companies to Work For 2016.

Great Ireland

Cisco Ireland received six place among large IT companies and in the 13th spot among all large companies.

Great Italy

Cisco Italy was named the number one best place to work among midsize companies for the third time.

Great LatAm

Cisco is the number one Best Multinational in Latin America, according to the Great Place to Work Institute. Learn more.

Great Mexico

Cisco Mexico was ranked in 5th place, improving three places from last year. This year we also received a special recognition in the area of credibility.

Great Poland

Cisco Poland was ranked the number one best place to work in Poland in 2016.

Great Portugal

For the sixth year in a row, Cisco Portugal is in first place among mid-size companies. We’re also number one in corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Singapore's Best Companies to Work For

Cisco Singapore ranked 2nd on Singapore’s Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work.

Great Spain

Cisco Spain is the number 1 best workplace in Spain among companies with 250 to 500 employees.

Great Switzerland

Cisco Switzerland is the number 2 best workplace in Switzerland among large companies, according to the Great Place to Work Institute. We have received the number 1 and 2 ranking many times in the past few years.

Great UK

In the United Kingdom, Cisco is one the best large workplaces in 2016. We’re number 4, a jump from number 13 in 2015.

Glassdoor Employees Choice Award

We’re number 18 in Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards naming the best places to work in the United Kingdom.

American Express Best Flexible Working Initiative Award

In the United Kingdom we received the American Express Best Flexible Working Initiative Award. We were recognized for our initiatives to give greater work flexibility and support work/life balance.

100 Best Companies to Work For

For the 19th year in a row, we’re on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States. The Great Place to Work Institute conducted a survey of our employees on behalf of Fortune magazine. We were recognized as a leader in work/life programs. Learn more.

Best Workplaces for Millennials

We are on the list of Best Workplaces for Millennials, according to Fortune magazine.

LGBT Equality

We were named one of the most LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Inclusive Places to Work for 2016 by the Human Rights Campaign.

LinkedIn Top Attractors

We’re one of LinkedIn’s Top Attractors, a global list of companies that are the best in the world at attracting and keeping top talent, according to LinkedIn data. 

Working Mother’s 2016

We’re on Working Mother’s list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women.

DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies

According to Working Mother, we’re one of NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women.

DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies

Cisco is number 16 on the list of 50 Out Front Companies For Diverse Managers To Work.

U.S. Veterans magazine

Cisco is one of the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, according to U.S. Veterans magazine.

Thomson Reuters

Cisco was ranked 9th on Thomson Reuters D&I Index, which lists the top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations globally.

Best Multinational Workplaces

In partnership with Great Place to Work, Fortune ranked Cisco 14th on their list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, an improvement from last year’s ranking.

Best Workplaces for Flexibility

Cisco was listed on Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility, which highlights our dedication to giving employees the freedom to connect and innovate everywhere.

Toronto's Top Employers

Cisco Canada was recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2016.

Dalian Best Employer Award

Cisco Dalian was ranked 1st in the Dalian Best Employer Award, awarded by the Dalian Human Resources & Social Security Bureau.

Best Workplaces for Parents

Cisco was listed on Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents 2016.


Best Canada

Cisco Canada was named the No. 1 Best Employer in Canada out of 50 companies.

Great Chile

Cisco Chile is number three on the list of best workplaces in Chile and number one among IT companies.

Best Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic we won the Best Employer award in the category of small and medium-sized businesses.

Great Europe

We’re one of the Best Workplaces in Europe, number 10 in the Multinational Companies category.

Great LatAm

Cisco is one of the Best Workplaces in Latin America. We’re number 7 in the Multinational Companies category.

Great Peru

Cisco Peru is the number six best place to work in Peru in 2015.

Great Singapore

Cisco Singapore is the number 2 best company to work for in 2015.

Great UK

In the United Kingdom, Cisco is one the best large workplaces in 2015. We’re number 13, a jump from number 29 in 2014.

Fortune Blue Ribbon

We’re number four in Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Companies of 2015, which recognizes organizations that are firing on all cylinders and have appeared on four or more Fortune lists last year.

Linkedin inDemand

In 2015, we ranked number 26 on LinkedIn's competitive North American list, number 63 in EMEA, and number 40 in the United Kingdom, based on the billions of interactions from Linkedin's more than 380 million members.

World's Best MultiNational

We’re number 15 among the 2015 World's Best Multinational Workplaces.

Technology awards are listed alphabetically by award name.


Best of Interop

Cisco DNA innovations won Best of Interop awards in four categories:

  • Mobility: Cisco Flexible Radio Assignment
  • Networking: Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization
  • Security: Cisco FirePower Next Generation Firewall
  • Data Center: Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager
Best Security Company

SC Magazine named Cisco as its Best Security Company for 2016, as part of their annual awards to companies that are “difference makers, innovators and those who are leading change in the field of cybersecurity through their individual and team efforts.” The magazine also selected us for the Best NAC Solution award.

Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars

Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence, our corporate venturing program, took first place in Europe’s 25 Corporate Startup Stars. The award recognizes the contributions of corporations working within the startup ecosystem as partners for co-creation and investments. Learn more.

Security Organization of the Year

Our Security and Trust Organization was awarded the Global Excellence Award for Security Organization of the Year.

Brandon Hall Group

Cisco was awarded multiple Human Capital Management Excellence Awards by Brandon Hall Group.

In the Excellence in Learning category, Cisco won for:

  • Best Use of Video for Learning: Foundations to Success – Gold Award
  • Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning: Foundations to Success – Gold Award
  • Best Use of Blended Learning: Foundations to Success – Silver Award
  • Best Use of Mobile Learning: Cisco Digital Learning – Silver Award
  • Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning: MyServices Connect – Bronze Award

Additionally, Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group won three Gold Awards for their work on the Innovate Everywhere Challenge:

Brand Leader

According to the IT Brand Pulse survey, we’re Brand Leader in multiple categories and subcategories:

  • Cloud and On-Premise—On-Premise vs Cloud Unified Communications
  • SDN/NFV and Software Tools—Layer4-7 NFV Services Platform; SDN Enabled Switches; SDN Platform; Unified Communications
  • Networking and Scale-out Storage—Ethernet Network Monitoring; Embedded Blade Server Networking; Ethernet Core Switches; Ethernet Top of Rack Switches
  • Server and Database—Integrated System
  • Networked Storage—Converged Network Adapters; FCOE Switches
Asia Pacific Stevie Award

Cisco IT China won a 2016 Stevie Award for Innovative Management in Technology Industries for our IT Digitization, DevOps Self Service.

Trend Setting

Our Data Virtualization Platform and ParStream products are on the list of Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management.


Best Global Captive Technology Finance Team

Our Cisco Capital organization won the Best Global Captive Technology Finance Team award for its lifecycle financing program.

Best New Technology Implementation

Our Cisco Digital Learning Platform received Platinum honors in the category of Best New Technology Implementation form the LearnX Foundationh.

Best Next Generation Data Center Networking Architecture

Our Application Centric Infrastructure is the Best Next Generation Data Center Networking Architecture according to Sing Tao Daily Square Editor’s Choice 2015.

Data Center Networking Vendor of the Year

In the Channel Middle East awards we won the Data Center Networking Vendor of the Year award, defeating some tough competition. We were recognized for our impressive roster of data center customers in the region, including the first service provider in the world to deploy our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) data center.

Additionally, we are the winner of ITP Channel Middle East's Partner Excellence Award in the Enterprise Networking Vendor category. Our successes in government, healthcare, and education won high marks in a competitive field.

Computerworld Hong Kong Awards

Cisco products received two honors at the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2015. Our Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches received an award in the Networking: Enterprise LAN category, and our FirePOWER NGIPS products in the Security IDS/IPS category.

Innovation Leader

According to IT Brand Pulse, we’re the Innovation Leader in several categories and subcategories:

  • Data Center Infrastructure—WLAN Controller and Access Points; Fiber Channel Network Monitoring; and Network Performance Monitoring
  • Software Defined Infrastructure—Virtual Firewall; Virtual Router/Network Access; and Virtual WAN Optimization
  • Ethernet, Networking and SDN—Ethernet Core Switches, Ethernet Top of Rack Switches; and SDN Enabled Switches
Engineers' Choice Award

Control Engineering gave the Engineers’ Choice Award to Rockwell Automation for a product they OEM from us—the Statix 5100 wireless access point—in the Network Integration/Wireless Products category.

Innovation Awards

The Global Telecom Business Summit and Innovation Awards highlight solutions created by telecom vendors and operators working together.

Cisco and XL Axiata jointly won the Network Infrastructure Innovation award for transforming mobile service delivery in Indonesia. Cisco, out partner Telindus, and Aspider-NGI won the award for Business Service Innovation.

Global Excellence Awards

The Info Security Products Guide gave two Global Excellence awards to Cisco:

  • Chief Security Officer of the Year (Gold Award) to John N. Stewart, our SVP and Chief Security and Trust Officer
  • Security/IT Project of the Year (Silver Award) to Sujata Ramamoorthy, Director of Information Security, for her team’s execution of the Cisco Unified Security Metrics project
IOC Award

We are the first IT company to win the International Olympic Committee (IOC) award. The award recognizes the importance of Cisco networking and collaboration technologies and the connections we are making in the country.

IoT Evolution Awards

The Software Platforms Group received three awards recognizing our smart services solutions and Automation & Analytics platform. In the 2015 IoT Evolution AwardsCisco's Connected Analytics for Events solutionCisco Patient Connect, powered by the Cisco Interactive Experience Platform and Cisco's Smart Net Total Care.

Network Middle East Innovation Awards

Cisco won three major awards at the Network Middle East Innovation Awards 2015:

  • Unified Communications Vendor of the Year – In recognition of the Cisco Service Exchange Platform, a US deployment in Kuwait, and Collaboration Meeting Rooms
  • Cloud Implementation of the Year – For innovative use of Cisco technology to deliver radiology services to remote areas
  • Networking Professional of the Year – To Wael Abdulal, Senior Manager of Collaboration
Outstanding Enterprise of Innovation Leader

The Economic Observer, a prominent financial publication in China, gave us the award for Outstanding Enterprise of Innovation Leader.

SDN Technology Innovation Award

Cisco received the SDN Technology Innovation Award from People’s Post and Telecommunications, one of the most influential media outlets covering the telecommunications market in China.

Sales and customer service awards are listed alphabetically by award name.


2016 CTSS Award

Cisco Recognized for Excellence in Certified Technology Service and Support Program By J.D. Power for 10th Consecutive Year

This is a milestone accomplishment no other company (in any industry) has ever achieved.

This distinction clearly demonstrates Cisco’s passion and commitment to delivering an exceptional support experience, and helping our customers succeed in today’s increasingly demanding and challenging world.

2016 Stevie Awards

2016 Stevie Awards: Best Home/Welcome Page. The Cisco Support Website is Gold Winner for Best Home/Welcome Page because of its responsive design.

2016 Stevie Awards: Customer Service or Call Center Consulting Practice of the Year

2016 Stevie Awards: Digital Support Excellence. Grand Stevie award for most judges’ points among all 2016 American Business Awards (ABA) winners. This is our third Grand Stevie in four years. 

2016 Stevie Awards

2016 Stevie Awards: Information Technology Department of the Year — Silver Award to Global Support Experience team.

2016 Stevie Awards: Integrated Mobile Experience: Together, the Cisco Support Website and Cisco Tech Support mobile app won a Silver Award for their cross-channel support.

2016 Stevie Awards

2016 Stevie Awards: Best Business/Government App. The Cisco Tech Support mobile app won a Bronze Award for Best Business/Government App for mobile support.

2016 Stevie Awards: Customer Service Success - Technology Industries. For service logistics and operations best practice in the delivery of field services

2016 Stevie Awards: Support Department of the Year — Bronze Award to Global Support Experience team.

International Business Awards

Cisco Digital Support won two bronze Stevie Awards at the International Business Awards: Best Integrated Mobile Experience and Best Home/Welcome Page.

Additionally, Cisco Support and Services received the Grand Stevie Award, which is awarded to companies with the most judges’ points.

tsia Star Awards

Cisco Services was awarded 4 STAR Awards in the following categories, bringing our total STAR Awards count to 30:

Top Ten Best Support Websites

2016 Top Ten Best Support Websites. Cisco Digital Support received this award from the Association of Support Professionals for the seventh straight year.


Excellence in Technology

Our Learning@Cisco team won a silver award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology for our Cisco Collaborative Knowledge Solution, from the Brandon Hall Group.

The team also won a Social Learning Award of Excellence fromeLearning! magazine.

STAR Award

Cisco won the STAR Award for "Best Practices in Knowledge Management" from the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA). We have now won the STAR Award 26 times, helping Cisco lead the TSIA Hall of Fame over companies that include EMC, HP, Oracle and SAP.

Stevie Award

We are the Stevie Award  Gold winner for 2015 in two categories: "Global Sales Team of the Year" and "Innovation in Sales." We're also the Silver winner in the "Best Use of Technology in Sales" category. And congratulations to John Donovan, our vice president of Global Virtual Sales, who is the Bronze winner in the category Worldwide Sales Executive of the Year.

The Stevie Awards represent the fantastic results and innovation of our Global Virtual Sales Team. Watch the video and see the photos.

Technology Standard of Excellence Award

The Cisco Support Community won the Web Marketing Association’s 2015 Technology Standard of Excellence Award this recognizes our outstanding Achievement in Web Development. The Cisco Support Community is honored to have received 12 awards in the last few years.

Ten Best Web Support Sites Award

Our Smart Web Technology Group received the Ten Best Web Support Sites award from the Association of Support Professionals for the sixth year in a row. This award distinguishes the Cisco Support Website and Cisco Technical Support mobile app for best-in-class digital support.

Marketing awards are listed alphabetically by award name.


Corporate Engagement Awards

The Corporate Engagement Awards recognize the best corporate partnerships, sponsorships and CSR programs.

We received silver awards for:

  • Best Execution – for CEO Transition
  • Best Management of a Program – for Cisco Rocks
  • Best Internal Communications – for Cisco 360
Communicator Awards
Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.  They gave us two Communicator Awards:

  • Video and Commercials — for Cisco 360
  • Marketing Effectiveness  —  for the Integrated Campaign for CEO Transition
Gold Quill Award

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) gave us a Gold Quill Award in the category of Communication Skills - Audio/Visual. We won the award for our introduction of Cisco 360, an innovative way to deliver Cisco news to employees.

Hermes Creative Awards

Cisco is a Platinum Winner in four categories in the Hermes Creative Awards:

  • Special Events for Cisco Rocks: Celebrating the Career of a Silicon Valley Icon and Our Future
  • Internal Communications Campaign for Cisco Beat
  • Comm Marketing Campaign, for CEO Transition
  • Video, Internal Communications for Cisco 360

Cisco's Talent Brand Social Media Team won the HRO Today Best Use of Social Media award for our social media efforts to attract talent.


Digital PR and Social Media Awards

PR Daily’s Digital PR and Social Media Awards honored Cisco as the winner of Best Website for The Network.  We also received honorable mentions in the Content Marketing/Brand Journalism category for The Network, and Best Digital and Social Media Activity Blog, in the Event category, for our  documentary “The Detected.”

Gold Quill Award

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) gave us a Gold Quill Award for Excellence in Digital Communications. We introduced an online tool that makes it easy for employees to select the medical plan that’s right for them.

We received IABC’s Gold Quill Award for Corporate Social Responsibility Communications for the work led by Jena Corda, Employee Communications Manager, in partnership with our Community Relations team, on a successful Global Hunger relief campaign.

The IABC also gave the Gold Quill award to Michael Lenz, Director of Brand Experience, and Mark Buchanan, Brand Language Program Lead, in recognition of Ten Tips for Better Writing, a widely used guide for writing in our new more natural voice.

Golden Bridge Award

We won a Golden Bridge Award for Communications/PR Team of the Year. Team members include Joie Healy, Mary Bradburne, Kirsten Chiala, Kati Dahm, Brittany Coletti, Stephanie Chan, and Alex Romano.

Hermes Creative Awards

Cisco is a Platinum Winner in two categories in the Hermes Creative Awards:

  • Best Use of Social Media for Brand Journalism, for The Network,
  • Best Documentary, for our "True Stories of the Connected" video series
Marketing Excellence Awards

We won four Marketing Excellence awards:

  • Accelerating Growth with Account Based Marketing
  • Capitalizing on Marketing’s New Tools and Technologies
  • Delivering an Omnichannel Customer Experience
  • Driving Business with Thought Leadership

These are most awards ever given by the IT Services Marketing Association to one company in a single year

Top 10 International Brands in Radio and TV Industry

Cisco was named one of the Top 10 International Brands in Radio and TV Industry by China’s

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards are listed alphabetically by award name.


Refugee First Response Center

The Refugee First Response Center (RFRC) team was awarded the Aspirin Social Innovation Award by Bayer Foundations for their pioneering work and commitment to improving living conditions.

Golden Peacock Award

The Institute of Directors, India, gave us a Golden Peacock Award for our supply chain management practices, social innovations, human rights performance, and corporate social responsibility policies. Learn more.

Most Responsible Enterprise of the Year

Cisco won the 2016 Most Responsible Enterprise of the Year award by China Newsweek Magazine for the Cisco Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program.

Supply Chain Leadership Award

We received the Supply Chain Leadership Award for exemplary action and dedication in responding to climate change. We were recognized for making sure our suppliers have strong sustainability programs.

Best Australia and New Zealand

For the ninth year in a row, we’re on the list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, which honors companies that excel in ethical business standards and practices.


100 Best Corporate Citizens

Cisco ranked number 33 on CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2015 list. The list is a buyer’s guide for the most responsible, sustainable and transparent companies.

Top Foreign Corporate Citizens

In Canada, Cisco is one of the Top Foreign Corporate Citizens, according to Corporate Knights magazine.

Corporate Energy Management Award

We received the Corporate Energy Management award from the Association of Energy Engineers for our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

For the tenth year in a row, Cisco is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This annual review is based on our economic, social, and environmental performance.

Fortune's Change the World

We’re number 8 on Fortune’s Change the World list of companies making a positive social or environmental impact as part of their business strategy.

Most Responsible Enterprise of the Year

We won the 2015 Most Responsible Enterprise of the Year award at the Global Corporate Social Responsibility Forum in China.

Most Valued Partner Award

The Ministry of Education, China, gave us the Most Valued Partner Award for our contribution to the development of education in China.

Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award

Cisco received the Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award for our use of Oracle products to reduce our environmental footprint while improving business efficiencies with green business practices

Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists

The San Francisco Business Times ranked Cisco number 5 in the Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists of 2015.

Top 10 Silicon Valley Corporate Philanthropists

Cisco took the number 2 spot in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s list of Top 10 Silicon Valley Corporate Philanthropists for 2015. Cisco contributed US$14.3 million to local charitable organizations and US$36.88 million worldwide.

World's Most Ethical Companies Honorees

Cisco was recognized as the most ethical telecommunication company for the eighth year in a row by Ethisphere magazine in the World’s Most Ethical Companies Honorees.

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