Data Center Perfect Pitch

Find out here how the Perfect Pitch Contest works:

The ACI Sales pitch is expected to be delivered to the CXO's, Datacenter managers, IT/Network/Application managers of a customer. In 15-30 minutes you should show an understanding of the business challenges they face and highlight how adopting a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure solution could help them address these challenges and improve their business outcomes.

You may present in your own language.


  • Partners must register their participation at the registration site
  • Candidates will be contacted by their Cisco Partner Account Manager and/or Cisco Partner Systems Engineer and plan the start date for the competition at your location by the end of registrations.
  • Registrations close on March 20th at 1pm SGT
  • The sales pitch training shall be conducted (either in person, over Webex or via video recording)
  • Initial Round: 15-30 min video, submit before March 28, 2015
  • Five finalists per theatre shall conduct their ACI Pitch to the Cisco Theatre Leaders for final selection of top 3 winners per Theatre - ANZ, ASEAN, INDIA, KOREA, JAPAN in April 2015


  • Executive Sponsors: Ruma Balasubramanian & Darryl Mckinnon
  • Coverage: APJ Wide
  • Timeline: January 12 - April 30, 2015
  • Target participants: Partner AM's, Sales Specialists, Presales System Engineers / Technical consultants
  • Language: Local Language all countries, ASEAN Final round ENGLISH
  • Awards will be presented shortly after the final round

*Terms and Conditions

Register today for your chance to win!

Registration ends March 20th 2015:

Competition Schedule:

Your prize-winning schedule:

13th Jan 2015
Registration commenced
4th Feb 2015
Partner webinar
28th Mar 2015
Round 1 video submission deadline
13th Apr 2015
Finalists announcement, Round 2 starts
15th May 2015
Winners Announcement
7th-11th June
Cisco Live 2015

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How to sell us the Perfect Pitch

Show us what you're made of - but keep in mind that we're looking for excellence in the following areas:

  • Content (50%)
  • Delivery (30%)
  • Creativity (20%)