Dream Team

Inside the 2019 Cisco Live US Dream Team

I had the pleasure of interviewing four of this year’s US Cisco Live Dream Team members, who will work side-by-side with NOC engineers on the evnt network.

All Eyes on the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team at Cisco Live


Since 2011, the NOC has relied on a group of stellar students hand-picked from Cisco Networking Academy colleges and universities from across North America as an extension of their on-the-ground staff to help with the network deployment for Cisco Live.

When the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team Grows Up…

…what do they want to be? Cisco Live 2016 was an exciting opportunity for a handful of young men and women. As part of the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team, 10 students worked side-by-side with Cisco engineers in Las Vegas, setting up and maintaining a massive network for more than 28,000 attendees. Together, they wired […]

Finding Networking Stars at the 2016 NBA Draft

The annual NBA Draft is all about finding the latest and greatest basketball talent; players who will someday become the face of franchises around the league. It’s where their lifelong dreams of playing in the NBA become a reality, where years of hard work and dedication culminate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The same could be […]

Accelerating Global Problem Solvers at Cisco Live US 2016

Cisco Live is Cisco’s largest customer event, and at this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility had its largest showing ever. More than 28,000 customers, partners, press, and analysts learned of our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025. The week kicked off with an exciting announcement when Cisco […]

The NBA: Tapping into Cisco Networking Academy to Develop a Talent Pipeline

This guest post was written by Gena Pirtle, Marketing & Workforce Programs Manager for Cisco Corporate Affairs. She has been with Cisco since 1998 and currently oversees the Talent Bridge initiative, connecting Cisco and its partners to world-class talent. The NBA draws its fans by creating an environment of excitement and thrilling spectators with superstar athletes […]

December 1, 2015

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#CiscoChampion Radio, S2|Ep. 45. The Dream Team

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we talk about the Dream Team with Alumni Zoe Rose and Cisco Networking Academy Program Managers Gena Pirtle and Sara Shreve. Get the Podcast Listen to this episode Download this episode (right-click on the episode’s download button) View this episode in iTunes DreamTeam […]

Behind the Scenes with the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team

Earlier this year, Cisco senior system engineer Josh Kittle attended Cisco Live in San Diego and had his first encounter with the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team – a group of students who are given the chance to gain real-world experience setting up massive networks at high-profile events like Cisco Live and the NBA All-Star […]

November 11, 2015

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Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team

Each year more than 160,000 students enroll in the Cisco Networking Academy in North America alone. As a former academy instructor myself, and now a freelance technical trainer, I’m extremely interested in mentoring and learning opportunities that become available for up and coming network engineers, and this year something ‘new’ caught my attention. I was out in […]