260 Tech Leaders, 10 Locations, One Town.
Cisco Recognises Irish Partner Innovation at Partner Forum 2017On a windy Thursday in January the coastal town of Carlingford experienced a tech invasion. Nearly 260 Cisco Ireland Partners descended on the peninsula, which yesterday played host to the newly formatted Cisco Partner Forum.
In ten locations across the town, Cisco partners were immersed in a world of technology innovation and invited to delve into sessions focussed on realising their role in transforming Irish business. From cyber-security discussions hosted in the local courtroom, to a ‘house’ of IoT demonstrations, the event focussed on priority areas for Cisco’s channel in 2017.
Former GAA football all-star and performance coach, Enda McNulty joined attendees to share insight into the potential of disruption, with a guest appearance from life-sized humanoid robot,Robothespian.
During the event, Cisco recognised six of its Irish partners with awards for exceptional work in 2016. Awards were presented to exemplary channel partners, recognising the achievements of a select group and their innovation in 2016.
Adam Grennan, Country Manager, Cisco Ireland said: “There has never been a better time to work in such a thriving, yet complex sector. The impact of technology permeates every industry, and as we begin to realise the benefits of digitisation, none of it would be possible without our ecosystem of partners.” He added “We’re delighted to be celebrating the innovation of our partners in Ireland and look forward to our continued collaboration over the coming year.”
This year’s winners are:
Cisco Ireland Digitisation Project of the Year FY16 - PlanNet21 Communications
Cisco Ireland Gold Partner of the Year FY16 - PlanNet 21 Communications
Cisco Ireland Premier Partner of the Year FY16 - Logicalis Ireland
Cisco Ireland Select Partner of the Year FY16 - IT Quotes
Cisco Ireland Citizenship Partner of the Year FY16 - BT Ireland
Cisco Ireland Rising Star Partner of the Year FY16 - EOS Technologies Ltd
Cisco Ireland Excellence in Partnership FY16 – Exertis Ireland