Cisco Global Advocate Awards 2021

Join us for a virtual awards event on November 4, 2021, as Cisco celebrates excellence in advocacy and innovation.

About the awards

We invite you to the 2021 Cisco Global Advocate Awards —#CiscoAdvocateAwards—to celebrate Cisco’s passionate and innovative customer and partner advocates who go above and beyond in demonstrating thought leadership and supporting Cisco through success stories, speaking engagements, product reviews, and much more.

You won’t want to miss this special virtual event, featuring Hall of Fame keynote speaker Jay Baer as host, along with a surprise guest performer. The event will livestream right here on November 4, 2021, at 12:00 pm EST; 4:00 pm GMT.

Cisco Global Advocate Awards 2021 Winners

Customer Advocate of the Year Winner:

Merin CS
Network Administrator and Trainer
Cicadosoft Technologies

Partner Advocate of the Year Winner:

Dave Hughes
Head of Marketing

Future of Work Visionary Winner:

Amit Gumber
Senior Manager
HCL Technologies Ltd.

Digital Transformation Pioneer Winner:

Zakarieya Abderoef
Solutions Architect
Baraka Technology Group

Cybersecurity Defender of the Year Winner:

Wouter Hindriks
Security Lead
Avit Group

Everyday Hero of the Year Winner:

Peter McKenzie
Cisco Instructor
Chisholm Institute

Partner Advocate Contributor of the Year Winner:

Wendy Romero
Sales & Marketing Director
Intelligent Networks For Critical Business

Industry Excellence Award Winner:

Don Cheney
Sr. Network Administrator
Washington Trust Bank

Excellence in Storytelling - Joint Winner:

Andrea West
Business Value Consultant

Excellence in Storytelling - Joint Winners:

Peter Papaioannou
Managing Director
Citrus Solutions

CX Ambassador of the Year Winner:

John Pell
Advisory Solutions Consultant

Join our communities

Are you a Cisco customer, but not yet a member of The Gateway, our global customer advocacy community? 

Are you a Cisco partner, but not yet a member of Marketing Velocity Voice, our partner marketing advocacy community?

I was greatly honored to receive the Cisco CXO Advocacy 2020 Gold Award. This recognises the amazing work that my awesome National Trust IT team, Cisco and BT have delivered together.

Jon Townsend, CIO, National Trust

Important dates for 2021

Sep. 19

Award nominations close
at 12:01 am GMT

Sep. 20-24

Judging selection

Oct. 4

Shortlisted candidates announced

Nov. 4

Virtual award ceremony

Save the date!

We look forward to seeing you on November 4, 2021, for our special virtual awards event that celebrates excellence in advocacy and innovation.