How it works

This exciting new competition will see Cisco and Distributors working alongside their Channel Partners to come up with the perfect sales pitch for Cisco's Collaboration Architecture.

Here's how it works:


Wednesday, September 16th, 2015: Registrations open

Partners and Distributors' account managers and sales specialists for Collaboration are all eligible to compete. Click here to nominate or register. Candidates will be contacted by their Cisco Partner Account Manager and/or Cisco Partner Systems Engineer and plan the start date for the internal competition at your location by the end of registrations

Tuesday, October 7th, 2015: Registrations close

Registrations close at 5pm SGT, so make sure you have filled out the online form before then to be in the running!

Get Practicing your presentation!


Tuesday, 3rd November 2015: Qualifying Round

Partner internal competition - Account Managers and Product Sales Specialists compete live at the Partner or Distributors State office, Cisco Partner Account Managers and Cisco Sales Specialists will select a single finalist to compete at the next round. Round one is to be completed by 10th November 2015.

Tuesday, 10th November 2015: Semi Finals

Country Level - Our semi-finalists pitch off via TelePresence at your local Cisco Office or via WebEx to our panel of expert judges to win a coveted place at the Grand Final Round. 5 winners selected per theatre and 1 winner in each country in ASEAN.

Tuesday, 17th November 2015: Finals

Theater Level - The Grand Final via TelePresence and televised via WebEx webinar. Our Grand Finalists will showcase their talent and pitch one last time to determine first, second and third place for each of the Cisco theatres: ANZ, ASEAN, INDIA, JAPAN, KOREA. These will all be in local languages. Please note that ASEAN finals will be in ENGLISH.

Tuesday, 24th November 2015: Winners Announced

The moment we've all been waiting for: the Grand Prize winning pitch will be announced for each Theatre live via webinar and email. Winners will travel together to the *Cisco Live! 2016. Flight, hotel and event fees up to the value of $5,000 USD are to be won for First prize. Second prize winners will be awarded with iPAD mini 3, and third prize winners will get a Cisco DX70.

*Refer to the prizes tab for the dates and locations of Cisco Live! 2016.

Register today for your chance to win!

Registration ends 7th October 2015:

Competition Schedule:

Your prize-winning schedule:

16th Sept 2015
Registration Open
3rd Nov 2015
Qualifying Round
10th Nov 2015
Semi Finals
17th Nov 2015
24th Nov 2015
Announcement of Winners

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:

  • Why Cisco (40%)
  • Why now (40%)
  • Creative (20%)