As we step closer to our August 15th deadline, for Phase-2 of the Cisco Developer Contest to close, we’re excited to have one of our key customers (pun intended), from KeyCorp join the judging panel. Dominic M.Del Balso, Vice-President Enterprise Technology and Operations has graciously agreed to come on board and help us adjudge the entries from the top ten finalist teams. KeyCorp is one of United States largest bank-based financial services companies, where Dominic leads the voice and data engineering groups for an enterprise with more than 1500 locations worldwide, in addition to overseeing a large portfolio of project implementations that have significant impact to the organization.Dominic has been a constant source of inputs for us over the years, as an active member of Cisco’s Enterprise Technical Advisory Board (E-TAB), a platform that aligns Cisco’s development strategy with that of its customers business needs. We sincerely appreciate his time investment in this current effort.We welcome Dominic into this panel in an honorary capacity, as he joins our other judges Zeus Kerravala of the Yankee group and Robert Whiteley of the Forrester Research.As with the other judges we have in the panel, Dominic’s participation as a judge is in his personal capacity and his opinions and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinion of his corporation. It will be wonderful to have him weigh in with real-world perspectives on the applicability of the solutions, as we choose the winning teams.This week we will close on the external judging panel as we add a few more industry luminaries. Do stay tuned.