I can’t believe it has been a week since we wrapped up Collaboration Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. If you weren’t able to watch the keynote live, watch the recap to catch all of the exciting announcements that were made on main stage.

Here are my 3 key takeaways from the event:

  1. Cisco continues to innovate and lead with our outstanding portfolio.
    We truly are delivering a more intuitive way to work for customers. We provide a quality platform with innovative capabilities no other solution can provide and these announcements only further position us as the industry leader. We’ve listened to you, our partners, and are delivering a more simplified collaboration experience under our trusted Webex brand name.
  2. Collaboration Flex Plan is great news for our partners and your customers.
    The evolution of Cisco Spark Flex Plan continues the theme of simplicity. We want to provide you with an easy-to-sell offer that builds your recurring revenue streams as you help customers transition to the cloud on their terms. This is something you can really get excited about.
  3. We are committed to Collaboration and the success of our partners.
    This event is a great example of our commitment to Collaboration. We are putting investments into our portfolio, marketing campaigns, and our partners. Things are only going to get better and more intuitive!

It was a pleasure spending time with our partners last week. This exciting event was the perfect way to share all the hard work we have been doing to make it easier for you to sell, grow, and evolve.

I would like to take a minute to recognize our Collaboration Summit Partner Award winners. These partners were identified and selected by their regional Cisco channel leads as top performers in fiscal year 2017 and key drivers in our success as we move work forward. Without further ado, here are this year’s award winners.

Global Award Winners

(ISV) Ecosystem Partner of the Year

  • VBrick

Global Distributor of the Year

  • ScanSource

Regional Award Winners

Annuity Leader

  • Americas – West Corporation
  • EMEAR – West IP
  • Asia Pacific & Japan – Telstra

Lifecycle Practice Award

  • Americas – World Wide Technology
  • EMEAR – avodaq AG
  • Asia Pacific & Japan – Dimension Data India

Customer Care Award

  • Americas – TTEC
  • EMEAR – Bucher + Suter AG
  • Asia Pacific & Japan – Servion Global Solutions Limited

Meetings (Video + Conferencing) Award

  • Americas – Presidio
  • EMEAR – Deutsche Telekom
  • Asia Pacific & Japan – Telstra

SMB Movers Award

  • Americas – SHI International Corp.
  • EMEAR – Tech Data UK
  • Asia Pacific & Japan – Princeton Ltd.

Partner of the Year

  • United States – CDW
  • Canada – TELUS Communications Inc.
  • Latin America – TRANS Industrias Electrónicas S.A.
  • EMEAR – Dimension Data
  • Asia Pacific & Japan – Optus

Congratulations to all of our award winners and can’t wait to see all of you at next year’s Collaboration Summit! I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section below.