Enterprise Networking Perfect Pitch

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:

Monday, 20 January 2014: Registrations open

Partners and Distributors' system-engineers, pre-sales engineers and product specialists for Enterprise Networking are all eligible to complete. 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.

Friday, 15 February 2014: Registrations close

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

Monday, 1 March 2014: Round One

Partner internal competition - Systems Engineers compete live at the Partner or  Distributors State office, Cisco Partner Account Manager and Cisco Partner Systems Engineer will select a single finalist to compete at the next round. Round one to be completed by 15th March 2014.

Wednesday, 1 April 2014: Round Two

Country Level - Our semi-finalists pitch off via TelePresence at your local Cisco Office or WebEx to our panel of expert judges to win a coveted place at the Grand Final Round. There will be three finalists selected per country to go to the final round.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014: Round Three

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, GREATER CHINA, INDIA, JAPAN, KOREA. 

Tuesday, 20 April 2014: 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.
Both the winning Partner / Distributor Systems Engineer and the mentor Cisco Partner Systems Engineer who delivered the winning pitch will win a $7,000 prize and travel together to Cisco Live 2014 San Francisco.

Register today for your chance to win!

Registration ends 1 Mar 2014:

Competition Schedule:

Your prize-winning schedule:

20th Jan 2014
External Launch Webinar
20th Jan 2014
Registration Open
1st Mar 2014
Round one partner/disti
1st Apr 2014
Round two Asia partner/disti
15th Apr 2014
Round three theater Final
20th Apr 2014
Announce Winners
18th-22th May 2014
Cisco Live 2014

For More Information: E-mail

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%)