Cisco Partner Summit 2019 – Canadian partner awards

More than 3,200 people walked the halls of the Aria Convention Centre in Las Vegas this week to attend the Cisco Partner Summit and hear what Cisco has planned for the next several years.

While its hardware and switching portfolios remain popular product lines, Cisco is aggressively pushing further into software, going as far as integrating its software developer program into its partner program. The company also redoubled its efforts around making itself more attractive to small businesses and unleashed a bevy of announcements around its collaboration portfolio.

Twelve partners walked away with some hardware this week during Cisco’s Canada Partner Award celebrations.


Architectural Excellence: Data Center Long View Systems
Architectural Excellence: Security Compugen
Architectural Excellence: Enterprise Networks CDW
Architectural Excellence: Collaboration Telus Communications
Architectural Excellence: Customer Experience Softchoice
Partner of the Year: SMB Shaw
Sales Acceleration Partner of the Year Insight
Innovation Partner of the Year IBM
Emerging Partner of the Year EAST IMP
Emerging Partner of the Year Central Synnapex
Partner of the Year: Services ONX
Emerging Partner of the Year West Charter


At the Americas award, Bell won Architecture Excellence Partner of the Year (Enterprise Networks), Service Provider Partner of the Year, and Canada Partner of the Year.

Tom Calafato of Compugen also received a Partner Engineer of the Year award.

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