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The Week in Review: Cisco Partner Summit 2011

March 7, 2011
at 3:59 pm PST

There was no shortage of entertainment and music at Cisco’s 15th Partner Summit last week, with New Orleans’ finest bands and musicians playing for live and virtual audiences.

The action-packed event featured big news for partners, keynotes from Cisco’s top executives, breakout speakers, magicians, theater sessions, parties, a live auction, and generous donations from partners and Cisco are helping to rebuild homes and lives in New Orleans.

We put together a short video slideshow with pictures highlighting so many of the great moments from Cisco Partner Summit 2011. Enjoy! (And please share your own photos on our Facebook page.)

If you missed any of the news from last week, here are all of the big announcements for partners.

(For an exhaustive list of everything announced at Partner Summit, please download our comprehensive PDF on Partner Central.)

Here are the highlights:

And, congratulations to the partners who went home with awards this year!

  • Provider Partner of the Year: Verizon
  • Solution Innovation award: Datacraft
  • Architectural Excellence award: Frontal Communication, Romania
  • Architecture Excellence award: ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp.
  • Architectural Excellence Partner of the Year: Logicalis UK Limited
  • Continued Commitment Recognition: FlexITy Solutions
  • Commercial/Mid-Market Partner of the Year: Wafer Systems
  • Enterprise Partner of the Year: PromonLogicalis
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year: HCL infosystems LTD
  • Services Partner of the Year: Dimension Data Europe
  • Small Business Partner of the Year: CDW
  • Learning Partner of the Year: Skyline Advanced Technology Services
  • Distribution Partner of the Year: Comstor
  • APAC Theater Partner of the Year: Datacraft Asia
  • Emerging Markets Theater Partner of the Year: Dimension Data
  • European Markets Partner of the Year: British Telecom
  • Greater China Theater Partner of the Year: ECCOM Network System Co, LTD
  • Japan Theater Partner of the Year: Net One Systems Co, LTD.
  • US/Canada Theater Partner of the Year: World Wide Technology, Inc.

To watch replays of all the Partner Summit sessions, keynotes, and executive chats, visit Virtual Partner Summit. Replays will be available for another 30 days.

Finally, like the Cisco Channels Facebook page for the chance to win an iPad (two more winners will be announced soon).

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