It has been a whirlwind few months for the Cisco Insider Executives team, following the formal launch of our peer-led, Cisco-facilitated, executive circle at Cisco Live in Amsterdam earlier this year.

Our mission with this exclusive circle is to connect Cisco executive customers with thought leader peers who are pioneering and innovating for leading businesses and organizations everywhere. Our team’s vision is to achieve this based on mutually beneficial relationships.

So, what’s in it for you, as a Cisco executive customer? If you’re short on time (and hey, who isn’t amidst the digital malaise?) check out this short video.

Otherwise, grab yourself a coffee and read on.


Providing an experience like no other

Cisco Insider Executives (CIE) is a gated executive circle that provides personalized experiences and value exchanges to nurture, spotlight, and empower you via peer-to-peer networking and the latest thought leadership. In addition to exclusive access to great content and senior executives here at Cisco, there’s a whole host of benefits when you become a CIE member:

  • Network in a brand-new circle of peers instantly
  • Participate in exclusive events and peer roundtables
  • Secure high-profile speaking opportunities at the events that matter to you
  • Engage in PR and content opportunities, such as case studies, blogs, press releases, social amplification, ghost-written articles, analyst activities, and award submissions
  • Access executive coaching and development opportunities, and insights on sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

There are several ways in which CIE can help you advance your career. Perhaps you’re looking to build your brand as an industry luminary, or you may wish to enhance your standing as a thought leader within your organisation.


Cisco Live: Looking back, and ahead

We recruited our first CIE executive members at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona last November. But the real work began in February this year with the official launch of our CIE circle at Cisco Live Amsterdam. We were sited in Cisco’s Global Advocacy booth, where we helped host a champagne reception as part of the Global Advocate Awards. Six executives from CIE were nominated for the category of EMEA Executive of the Year, where we congratulated Enric Cuixeries, Head of IT at Leng-d’Or as the winner from Cisco’s EMEA region!

We welcomed 13 executive members into our circle, with representation from global brands including Adidas, Allianz, Ineos, and Telefonica, to name just a few. We also added 20 members to our exclusive Webex TeamSpace, where peer-led discussions take place.

We were delighted to see nine of our executive members participate in speaker sessions at Cisco Live, including at our Executive Symposium, where more than 50 CIOs and CISOs were in attendance for a discussion about the latest trends and topics relating to workplace evolution and how to design and deliver transformational outcomes for their organisations.

Internationally recognised health and wellness expert Jessie Pavelka led a thought-leadership panel discussing ‘Be well to lead well’ while Cisco Vice President Gordon Thomson presented on sustainable workplaces. CIE member Jon Townsend from National Trust was featured in our closing CIO panel discussion titled ‘Digital transformation whilst managing risk.’

Cisco’s very own senior visioner, Annie Hardy, explored some of the key trends that will be impacting companies over the next decade at Cisco Live in Amsterdam. Annie is also going to be at Cisco Live US in Las Vegas in June, exploring topics that include the Metaverse and the Future of Work. If you’re attending, be sure to register for Annie’s sessions!


Join us!

We appreciate that you trust Cisco’s products, solutions, services, and support. But we also understand you want us to be more consultative, to strengthen the relationships between our account teams and your senior leaders, and to provide you with greater insights to help inform your transformational strategies.

That’s exactly why we launched CIE, to help us uncover and ensure deeper engagement with you by providing personalized opportunities to add value and enhance your Cisco experience. We want you to take advantage of CIE to access an exclusive circle of peers for executive thought leadership exchange, networking, and nurturing.

Ultimately, we aim to deliver an executive experience like no other. No pitches. No pressure. Just unfiltered conversations with like-minded executives, and opportunities aligned with your professional goals. Best of all, you choose your level of participation.


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Ian Chard

Product Marketing Manager

Platforms and Solutions, CSM