Industry Honors for the Amazing Things We Do
We connect the previously unconnected to make amazing things happen. We take bold risks and innovate. We pursue a better, smarter, and faster tomorrow—one that benefits our teams, customers, partners and the communities where we live and work. And we're recognized for it.
Our Amazing Technology and Services
We are the Stevie Award Global 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.
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.
We received three infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Awards from global media company TMC. We won for our Cisco UCS Mini, Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Switch, and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Read more.
We won the 2014 STAR Award for Innovation in Enabling Customer Success—Professional Services from the Technology Services Industry Association. The award is given to the company that demonstrates innovation through professional services. We developed a way to make it easier for customers to build, quote and sell our service offerings.
The Internet of Things World Forum, started and hosted by Cisco, is the 2014 "People's Choice Winner" for IoT Event of the Year, according to Postscapes. The IoT World Forum has become the premier global event for the IoT industry's thought leaders. Cisco Capital received a 2014 Leasing Life award as Captive Finance Provider of the Year for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes leadership and innovation within the financial services industry.
Cisco China was honored with the 2014 China Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award at a ceremony jointly organized by Beijing Normal University China Philanthropy Research Institute, InnoCSR Shanghai, and the Asian Academy of Philanthropy. More Information (in Chinese).
Cisco Russia once again has been named Russia's IT Channel Champion—Networking Equipment by Computer Reseller News.
Cisco South Africa won two 2014 Channelwise Awards in the category of servers, storage and networking.
Cisco India won a Global HR Excellence Award from World HRD Congress in the category of Managing Health at Work.
Our Amazing People
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
Tunji Akintokun, director of Virtual Sales, has 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, service delivery director for Cisco Canada, won the 2015 Leadership Excellence Award in the Diversity Champion category from Women in Communications and Technology.
Michele D. Guel, distinguished engineer, won a SANS 2014 Difference Makers' Award for leading the Security Knowledge Empowerment (SKE) program, which makes security part of the DNA of all Cisco operations.
Monique Morrow, CTO of Cisco Services, received numerous awards, including Top Ten Influential IT Women in Europe, GEM-Tech Global Achievers, and the Clementina Saduwa Award. Additionally, she is Inspiration Finalist in the 2015 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards. Monique is a tireless advocate for women and girls in technology. Watch the interview.
Sujata Ramamoorthy, director, Global Information Security, won the Gold Award for InfoSec Metrics Results at the Women in Business World Awards, an industry and peers recognition program.
Glenn Schleicher, senior director of the Smart Web Technology Group, won a Customer Champions award from 1 to 1 Media for top-level customer responsiveness in the online and mobile self-support arena. Read more.
Patrick Shao, managing director of Cisco Partner Business Organization of Greater China, was honored with "Channel Star of the Year" by Computer Business Information in China. Read more.
John Stewart, chief security and trust officer, received the Compass Award for excellence, achievement and leadership in security.
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