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Rachel Bakker

Social Media Advocacy Manager

Digital and Social

Rachel Bakker is a Social Media Advocacy Manager who began her career in Channel Marketing and ecommerce. Being a Cisco Champions Program Manager is Rachel’s dream job, as it feeds her passion for connecting people to people. Rachel began her tech adventures with the now defunct but never forgotten Palm, Inc., makers of the PalmPilot handheld and Treo Smartphone. She heartily admits to being biased, but Rachel considers Palm the grandfather of mobile computing. When Rachel isn’t celebrating Cisco and the #ciscochampion team she enjoys staying active in the local theater scene, throwing pottery (on a potter’s wheel, not the wall), and eating chocolate of all kinds.

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November 17, 2014

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Top 5 Tips for the IT Professional

We asked the 2014 Cisco Champions what advice they would give to someone starting in the IT industry. Cisco Champions are seasoned IT technical experts and influencers who enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champions program encompasses different areas of interest, such as Data Center, […]

November 12, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 40. Catalyst (6k) VSS Quad Sup SSO

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Shawn Wargo about the Catalyst 6k and VSS. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Chris Nickl and Denise Fishburne are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See […]

November 4, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 39. Video Infrastructure Updates

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Collaboration Product Marketing Director Thomas McCafferty and Cisco Collaboration Solutions Product Marketing Manager Angela Murphy, about Video Infrastructure Updates. Kim Austin (@ciscokima) moderates and Chris Nickl and Brad Haynes are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the […]

October 28, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 38. Threat Focused Firewall

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Product Marketing Manager Dave Stuart, about the threat focused firewall. Brian Remmel (@bremmel) moderates and Antonio Cheltenham, Jason Alert and Sven Kutzer are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. […]

October 21, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 37. New Cloud Era, New Data Protection Model

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Compliance and Data Privacy Leader Evelyn De Souza, about Cloud Security. Brian Remmel (@bremmel) moderates and Andres Sarmiento and Denise Fishburne are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See […]

October 14, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 36. Cisco Jabber

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineers Paul O’Dwyer, Bryan Morris, and Seongho Hong, about Cisco Jabber. Kim Austin (@ciscokima) moderates and Erick Bergquist and Bill Carter are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions […]

October 9, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 35. New Hardware: ISR4ks

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Matt Bolick, about the new ISR 4000 Series. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Enda Cahill, Chris Nickl and Denise Fishburne are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions […]

October 7, 2014

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL

Automation and Ambassadors. Smart Move?

In today’s marketing world we’re bombarded with automated solutions to help us meet our goals. For every objective we set there are ten platforms ready and waiting to assist. Ambassador Programs are no exception, and when vendors show you all their sparkles and bells and whistles it’s tempting to jump on board. But how do […]

October 6, 2014

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#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep 34 Tech Support App

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking with Cisco Engineer Dave Dube, about the Cisco Technical Support mobile app. Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja) moderates and Stephen Rodriguez and James Bowling are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts. Listen to the Podcast. Learn about the Cisco Champions Program HERE. See a list […]