Partners around the world need the resources and knowledge that allows them to rapidly respond to customers’ ever-changing business demands and technology requirements. The Cisco Black Belt Academy is a simplified enablement framework, consisting of carefully curated content, that allows Cisco Partners to enhance their competitive advantage, learn about the broad spectrum of Cisco ecosystem solutions, engage more confidently with customers and ultimately execute sales.

In order to continuously provide partners with the most up-to-date training and content possible, the Cisco Black Belt Academy constantly looks for and adds new programs, often in conjunction with our partners. One such partnership is VQ Communications, the latest participant in the Black Belt Academy program. VQ Communications has been a Cisco Solutions Plus Partner since April of 2020, and provides the recommended management software for the Cisco Meeting Server platform.

VQ Conference Manager allows you to unlock the full power of the Cisco Meeting Server, enabling customers to deliver high quality, secure and scalable video and audio-conferencing services. VQ Conference Manager is used and trusted in a variety of verticals globally including Federal, Finance, Defense, Health and Education. Together, VQ Conference Manager and Cisco Meeting Server can deliver conferencing services at truly mind-blowing scale through its complete solution offering.

In order to give partners a greater understanding of the VQ Conference Manager solution and how it solves customer problems, we’ve split the training program into two tracks: Pre-Sales and Sales. Participation in this Black Belt Academy program will enable partners to become confident and competent when including VQ Conference Manager in their sales opportunities by providing them with a better understanding of not only how VQ Conference Manager and Cisco Meeting Server work together, but how integrating the two can help provide an agile, future-ready solution for their customers.

“We’re really pleased to be participating in the Black Belt program,” said VQ CEO Mike Horsley about the launch of this program. “VQ Conference Manager makes a real difference for customers deploying Cisco Meeting Server, and so increasing the awareness of our solution to the global Cisco community is great for VQ, Cisco, CMS customers and Partners.”

By helping to increase awareness of the solution, the combination of the Black Belt Academy program and the VQ Conference Manager offering not only gives partners a unique opportunity to access self-paced training and gain a deeper understanding of the value proposition, but also gives them yet another great tool to help their customers succeed.

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Donald De Witte

Business Development Manager

CX Collaboration Services - EMEAR