2016 has been an exciting and eventful year for us at the enterprise networking team in Cisco. The year saw us make some rapid strides with innovation and product development all while being hundred percent customer focused. We delivered on our promise to create the best enterprise networking architecture for our customers. There are several milestones that stand out as I look back at the year.
From a stupendous launch for DNA, the launch of the enabling underlying single unified software stack Polaris, CMX Cloud and IWAN, the team displayed immense passion and a winning desire to continuously innovate. We are still soaking up and working towards the successful launch of our partnership with Apple. Likewise, our acquisition of Lancope provides a heightened level of network visibility, a key pillar to Cisco’s networking and security strategy.
The year was also special, for me personally, thanks in no small part to highlights like TieCon 2016 and the Global Big Data conference, our work on Inclusion and Collaboration and cultivating my social presence. These events shaped me and I owe tremendous gratitude to Cisco, my mentors and managers and my team of rock stars.
As any of you who follow me on social media know, my family is very important to me. In the same way, as a leader, my enterprise engineering family is important to me. Watching each one of you contribute to this great machine that we are a part of has been a privilege and a treat. It is because of this that I can confidently say that although 2016 has been an excellent year, I fully expect 2017 to be even better. I have a team full of people who are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. The future, truly, is ours.