Heading into Partner Summit in Las Vegas at the end of the month, we have been bringing you waves of news related to this year’s event. Well it’s time we made the conversation less about Cisco and more about Cisco’s partners.

This marks the third year of the Cisco Partner Ambassador program. It provides partners with the opportunity to share their thoughts and impressions about the news they hear about during Cisco Partner Summit. As we continue to evolve the Partner Ambassador program, we are working hard to shape the mix of global resellers, distributors, and Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to more closely represent the participants at Partner Summit. Just like last year, we even have some partner ambassadors who won’t be onsite in Las Vegas, but will be joining us via Virtual Partner Summit (VPS).

Our partner ambassadors will be blogging and tweeting before, during, and after Partner Summit. As always, we’re excited to hear their perspectives and look forward to sharing their content with you. Be sure to follow our hashtag, #ciscops14, to follow their content and to offer your own feedback. We also created a convenient Cisco Partner Ambassadors twitter list to make it easy for you to subscribe to all handles, including some related twitter handles from the partner ambassadors.

Now let’s meet the ambassadors for Partner Summit 2014. Each partner ambassador was kind enough to provide some information about how they play in the Cisco Ecosystem and where you can track their social media information.

2Ring¸ based in Bratislava, Slovakia, an independent software house that has focused on the development of IP Telephony and Contact Center applications as well as on productivity enhancement solutions since 2001. In 2011, 2Ring became a Cisco Preferred Solution Developer Partner and is ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. It is one of the fastest growing IT companies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Where to follow 2Ring:

Chesapeake Netcraftsmen is a Cisco Gold partner and a consulting company dedicated to quality. Their experienced staff (including ten CCIEs) has consulting and training expertise in high-end routing and design, switching, VoIP, Unified Communications, QoS, MPLS, network management, security, IP multicast, course and lab development, and other areas.

Where to follow Chesapeake Netcraftsmen:

Comstor is a dedicated value-added distributor of Cisco networking, collaboration, security and data center solutions through a global network of specialty resellers. Our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners.

Where to follow Comstor:

Dimension Data, a member of the NTT Group, is a global IT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. We are the largest Cisco partner in the world, with deep, proven expertise in legacy-to-Cisco migrations across borderless networks, collaboration and data center architectures.  As a Global Gold Partner, Dimension data has more CCIEs than any other organization, with the exception of Cisco, and has consistently been recognized by Gartner as being the best in the world in terms of supporting our clients. 

Where to follow Dimension Data:

ePlusis a leader in designing and implementing solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies, including Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, Cloud and Data Center.   Our Lifecycle Management offerings ensure that our customers are aligning technology to their business from assessment to optimization, ePlus Executive Services, and ePlus Enhanced Maintenance Support.  We are a multiple award-winning Cisco Gold Certified Partner with the highest certifications, including Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications.  ePlus is also a Master Cloud Builder and Master Managed Services partner, holding numerous Cisco Advanced Architecture specializations and Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations.  We are continuously recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction and offer national delivery capabilities, complete project management methodologies, and a team of engineers certified and experienced in Cisco solutions.

Where to follow ePlus:

KBZ is a leading Cisco-exclusive Distributor with expertise in video and web conferencing, unified communications, collaboration solutions and other Cisco technology that transforms the way we live, work, connect and learn. Cisco Reseller Partners are the focus for KBZ and enabling their success is top priority. With high-touch sales, marketing, service and training programs, KBZ supports Partners from pre-sales through maintenance.

Where to follow KBZ:

Logicalis  is a Cisco Gold partner based in New York City with specializations across all strategic Cisco architectures, including Master UC and Master Cloud Builder. Logicalis is focused on enterprise mobility, collaboration, converged infrastructure, cloud solutions and managed services.

Where to follow Logicalis:

Nexus leverages its experience and expertise to enable organizations to Connect, Collaborate, and Create. They provide expertise in end-to-end technology solutions based on six distinct, yet complementary solutions: Consulting Services, Enterprise Networking, Collaboration, Data Center, Managed Services and Cloud. Nexus partners with industry leaders, including Cisco, to ensure its customers are provided comprehensive and competitive solutions. Nexus serves the private sector, from small business to the Fortune 500; and the Government & Education sectors including local, state, and federal government, K-12 and Higher Education. 

 Where to follow Nexus:

Presidio helps clients unlock the unlimited potential of a completely connected world. We understand that the backbone of this unprecedented level of connection is Information Technology. At Presidio, we think, architect, implement, and support the practical reality of advanced technologies every day.

As a Cisco Gold Partner, we provide robust and reliable solutions to our clients throughout the U.S.  These include converged infrastructure, cloud solutions, collaboration and security offerings and managed services, to name a few. 

Where to follow Presidio:

World Wide Technology, a Cisco Gold Partner based in St. Louis, Missouri, brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations evaluate, architect and implement technology. Our customers have hands on access to cutting edge data center, virtualization, collaboration, networking and security products in our Advanced Technology Center (ATC), technical expertise from our expansive team of engineering resources and accelerated global product delivery, powered by a sophisticated supply chain management infrastructure. 

Where to follow World Wide Technology:

If you’d like to hear more about the Partner Ambassador program, as well as future potential blogging and social media opportunities with Cisco Channels, please share in the comments or contact us via e-mail.


David Durham

Content Strategist