Well, for the third year in a row, I am pleased and humbled to announce that I was named a Cisco Champion for Security!
Here was the text of the email I received from the folks at Cisco that run the program:
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 2017 Cisco Champions program. Congratulations!
Cisco Champions is a global group of highly influential IT technical experts who enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The Cisco Champions program encompasses people with interests across Cisco’s technology portfolio, including Data Center, IoT, Enterprise Networks, Collaboration, and Security.
I have truly enjoyed being a part of the Cisco Champions program over the past few years, including guest hosting the Cisco Champions Radio podcast, collaborating with other Cisco Champions on the Cisco Forums and in our Spark channels, and more!
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 excited to be part of this group yet again in 2017, and look forward to opportunities to learn from other industry experts and share my knowledge of the security space with them as well!