Cisco has celebrated its APJC Partner Award winners at its Partner Summit 2022: an in-person event in Las Vegas.
Kerri Lampard, APJ Architecture & Services Director, Global Partners Organization (GPO), notes that the Partner Summit is "always a time to celebrate our incredible partners and all the amazing things they make possible."
"Every year we take time to recognise our top-performing partners and their respective achievements globally and across the region," Lampard says.
The award recipients were chosen for their performance, alignment and innovation in supporting Cisco's customers and communities, which Lampard says "reflects the spirit of Let's Own It, from their expertise in technology, to making a difference in the community."
The Partner Summit 2022 APJC Award winners are as follows:
Theater Award winners:
ANZ Partner of the Year: Data#3
ASEAN Partner of the Year: PT. Mastersystem Infotama
Greater China Partner of the Year: Eccom Network System
India Partner of the Year: NTT India
Japan Partner of the Year: UNIADEX
Korea Partner of the Year: Ringnet Co
Excellence Award winners:
Enterprise Networking & Meraki Partner of the Year: NTT
Collaboration Partner of the Year: Nexgen Australia
Cloud Partner of the Year: Comtec Systems
Mass Scale Infrastructure Partner of the Year: NEC
Security Partner of the Year: Net One Systems
Software Partner of the Year: Net One Systems
Application Experience Partner of the Year (NEW): NTT
Enterprise Partner of the Year: Eccom Network System
SMB and Commercial Partner of the Year: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East
Service Provider Partner of the Year: Net One Systems
Managed Services Partner of the Year: KT Corporation
Value Extend Partner of the Year: Capgemini Engineering
IoT/Industry Partner of the Year: Donewin Intelligent Technology (Shanghai)
Transformation Partner of the Year: KDDI
Customer Experience Partner of the Year: S Net Systems
Cisco Capital Partner of the Year: Trends and Technologies
Distributor of the Year: Westcon – Comstor Australia
Marketing Partner of the Year: Logicalis Singapore
Social Impact Partner of the Year: Team Computers
"Congratulations to all of our APJC Global and Geo Award Winners!" Lampard says.
"Thank you for all you have done over the past year and all that you are doing. The impact you are having on our customers and our communities is exceptional."
The partner award ceremony comes after Cisco expanded its portfolio of specialisations available through the company's world-class partner program.
Cisco's partner program continues to evolve to increase partner sales opportunities, add flexibility to partner certification requirements, and emphasise the importance of multi-architectural expertise.
The six new specialisations are tied to Cisco customer priorities and represent fast-growing market opportunities for Cisco and its partners in areas where Cisco has been investing and innovating.
Cisco solution specialisations are designed to showcase partner value to customers and represent the type of solutions partners are selling today.
They reflect how partners are using cross-architectural solutions to solve some of their customers' most significant challenges in today's hybrid work world. These include balancing an organisation's security needs with the flexibility employees want, providing the best digital experience, or consistently delivering a secure user experience from anywhere.
Aligned to massive market opportunities, specialisations are designed to protect and optimise partner investments with Cisco, offer more opportunities for differentiation, and recognise the co-innovation between Cisco and its partners.