Well, it’s official. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that for the second year in a row, I was named a Cisco Champion for Security!
Here was the text of the email I received from the kind folks at Cisco:
Hi Cisco Champions,
Because of your impactful and valuable contributions to the IT community, you have been chosen out of hundreds of nominees to be part of the 2016 Cisco Champion program. Congratulations!
Cisco Champions are a group of highly influential IT technical experts who enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champion program encompasses a diverse set of areas such as Data Center, Internet of Things, Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, and Security. Cisco Champions are located all over the world.
I am humbled and honored to be named a Cisco Champion for Security in 2016. My original blog post regarding the 2015 announcement can be found here.
I truly enjoyed working with Cisco as part of the Champions program last year, including guest hosting the Cisco Champions Radio podcast, collaborating with other Cisco Champions on the Cisco Forums, and more! I look forward to doing more this year.
Additional details on the Cisco Champions program are below, straight from Cisco’s own site – https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-54595:
What makes a Cisco Champion? Passion, plus a desire to share their perspectives with the community. There are Cisco Champions all over the world. They represent a variety of segments across the IT industry. And they offer their time to help others learn about Cisco and connect with Cisco in unique ways.
In addition to sharing their insights and expertise, Cisco Champions make a difference by:
- Supporting their peers in social communities, forums, and networks
- Sharing their relevant experiences and thoughts on Cisco blogs
- Providing valuable feedback directly to Cisco
- And more
Cisco Champions have a unique opportunity to contribute to and enhance the way people use the latest technologies. They also receive:
- Recognition for their contributions
- Invitations to exclusive events
- Opportunities to directly communicate with Cisco employees
I’m very excited to be part of such a program yet again, and look forward to be able to learn from other industry experts, as well as provide my own insights!