There’s no doubt that Cisco is a leading innovator in digital and climate solutions. Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program is aligned to Cisco’s mission of powering an inclusive future for all by unlocking the value of digitization. With over 900 projects impacting 60% of the world’s population, CDA helps countries grow GDP by fostering innovation across public and private sectors.

Launched yesterday, the Americas Partner Organization (APO) has partnered with CDA to present the first ever Cisco Digital Sustainability Challenge. This challenge brings partners together to develop solutions through a business case approach, focused on helping customers tackle climate concerns and achieve sustainability goals.

We are excited to announce that through this challenge, US-based Cisco Partners have the opportunity to win up to $300,000 to bring your idea to life!

If your organization is looking to make a real impact on building a sustainable future, now is the time!

Together, we can drive and motivate our customers to accelerate their sustainability journeys. The Cisco Digital Sustainability Challenge encourages partners to collaborate and utilize solutions from Collaboration, Cloud, IoT, Data Center, Networking, and Security. A clear and inventive use of Cisco technology and our broader ecosystem of solutions is what is needed for a successful Digital Sustainability Challenge business case.

This challenge can be divided into two main phases:

  1. Application Submission: Form a team of one or more partners and submit an application with your business case idea. The application should include an overview of the team collaboration, your proposed solution, and how climate impact will be measured. (Deadline: January 31, 2022, at 12pm PST)
  2. Business Case Submission: If your organization is selected, you’ll be paired with a Cisco Advisor who has expertise in Cisco technologies, products, strategies, and more! They’ll support your team in the development of your business case technologies that you’ll leverage to bring your idea to life! (Deadline: February 28, 2022, at 12pm PST)

Winners will be announced on March 31, 2022; they will be recognized at Cisco Live ’22.

Let’s drive innovation and make a real difference together!


 Register here to enroll in the Digital Sustainability Challenge!


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John Moses

Vice President, Americas Partner Organization

Global Partner Organization