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Cisco Champion 2023

Cisco Champion 2023

It is an honor to be named a Cisco Champion for the second year in a row! As a Cisco Champion, I have been awarded special knowledge and access to the latest innovations in the Cisco ecosystem, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with Cisco experts and partners to drive positive changes in the community. This recognition is a testament to my commitment to staying on top of the latest industry advancements and to sharing my expertise with others. I look forward to furthering my knowledge, collaborating with other Cisco Champions, and helping the technology community thrive in the future.

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The Cisco Champion program is Cisco’s premier community for engaging and nurturing technical influencers throughout the year. Cisco Champions are vocal customers, partners and consultants who love to discuss technology and share what they’ve learned with others. It is a global group who have a strong social presence or another form of influence within the IT community.

What Does It Mean to Be a Cisco Champion?

Bening a Cisco Champion gives me the chance of having more engagement with different teams within Cisco. This includes but is not limited to increasing my knowledge of Cisco technologies, delivering value to others in different forms of communications such as blogs, podcasts, etc. and finally gives me the opportunity to provide input into Cisco’s solutions.

How did I become a Cisco Champion?

How did I become a Cisco Champion? Well, you must be active in the Social Community and be willing to “Give Back” to the community and give those in the community the benefit of your knowledge and experience. What form this takes is not fixed but it could be a blog or via Twitter or the Cisco Community sites, or a combination of all 3

Who can be a Cisco Champion?

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This program is open to individual Cisco enthusiasts who:  

– Love learning and sharing their knowledge 

– Have Cisco-related expertise or interest 

– Choose to actively participate in conversations relevant to Cisco and the IT industry 

– Have a strong social media presence or other form of influence in the IT community 

The Cisco-Champion program is not open to Cisco employees. If you’d like to be involved, please email [email protected]. 

Cisco reserves the final right to select Cisco-Champion status for an individual at its sole discretion.

What is it really? 

Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with Twitter will no doubt have seen a hashtag whizz passed entitled #CiscoChampion or even #CiscoChampion(s) (more on the latter later) So what does this mean? well, you may well be familiar with other vendors Advocacy programs like Microsoft “MVP” “EMC Elect” or VMware “vExpert”, well “Cisco Champion” is Cisco’s.

The Cisco Champion program is Cisco’s premier community for engaging and nurturing technical influencers throughout the year. Cisco-Champions sign an NDA and are invited to learn about pre-launch technologies. 

They are given the opportunity to give feedback across the technology spectrum – from beta and message testing, feedback sessions, and in a Webex Teams space. They can also co-host episodes of Cisco Champion Radio where they ask the questions they and their peers actually have. Cisco-Champions have also experienced personal and career growth through blogging club and other educational activities.  

Cisco Champions is a global program covering the full breadth of solutions and architectures in the Cisco ecosystem. The Cisco- Champions of 2021 and 2022 were from 50+ countries, across all verticals, and represented over 200 companies.  

Membership as a Cisco Champion lasts for one year. Applications will open in November and candidates can apply and can nominate peers for consideration in the program. 

As a Cisco Champion you have the opportunity to

 Participate in early field trials and beta tests.

– Influence direction and messaging for products and solutions through feedback sessions.

– Gain insight into upcoming announcements through pre-briefings.

– Enhance your Cisco Live experience with backstage tours, roadmap sessions, podcasts and more. Cisco Champion

– Engage with other Champions in an exclusive Cisco-Champions Webex Teams chat room.

Learn tips and tricks to improve social media presence, learning sessions in the Champions blogging club.

– Participate in Cisco Champion Radio – a podcast created with Cisco Champs and Cisco guests on tech topics.

– Contribute to Cisco’s blogging platform.

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The Cisco Champion program is now accepting applications. Who are Cisco Champions? They are passionate about technology. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and thoughts with the technical community and with Cisco. They are ready to take the next step as an influencer and expert in their field.

If this sounds like you, then take a look at the benefits of being a Cisco Champion. Program members gain early insights into Cisco products and solutions; provide candid feedback through message testing, beta testing and EFTs; and receive exclusive access to a diverse peer network.
Applications are open for a limited time, so don’t hesitate if you want to be a part of this exclusive program.

to apply click here 

As a Cisco Champion, I am pleased to share my experience and knowledge to promote the use of Cisco products in the industry. This year I have been selected to be part of the exclusive Cisco Champion program for 2023. With this distinction, I will continue to contribute to the success of the company, by sharing my expertise and engaging in discussions to help drive forward the latest innovations of Cisco products in the industry. I am looking forward to an exciting year as a Cisco Ambassador and will continue to be an advocate for all things Cisco.


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