Cisco Partner Summit 2013: And the winner is…

Partner Summit is a special time of year for us at Cisco. It gives us a chance to show the world why Cisco’s channel partners are the very best. We also get a chance to see the great solutions partners have been working on and discuss what we have planned for the coming year. It’s always exciting to see the unique ways partners are implementing Cisco technology, working together and building innovative solutions.

But my favourite part of partner summit has to be the partner awards showcase. Held during Partner Summit, it is a time when the entire global Cisco partner community can come together to reflect on our successes over the past year and celebrate our achievements.

I was particularly excited to announce the Canadian winners at our annual Partner Summit Canada party this year. We’ve had a great year at Cisco Canada and our partner community is a big part of that. With great opportunities on the horizon enabled by the Internet of Everything, I know 2013-2014 is going to be another stellar year for our partners as they continue to connect people, process, data and things.

With that, I’m excited to announce the Canadian Partner Summit award recipients for 2013:

East Partner of the Year Bell Canada
West Partner of the Year Compugen
Central Partner of the Year OnX Enterprise Solutions Ltd.
Professional Services Partner of the Year Long View Systems
Data Centre/Virtualization Partner of the Year Scalar Decisions
Collaboration Partner of the Year TELUS
Borderless Network Partner of the Year IBM Canada
Managed Cloud Partner of the Year Bell Canada
Vertical/Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year CompuCom
Business Video Partner of the Year CBCI Telecom
SMB Partner of the Year CDW


This is an amazing group of companies, one that makes me very proud to lead the partner organization for Cisco Canada. I want to extend my sincere congratulations to all the winners!

I am also proud to announce that two of the above companies also received US and Canada Theater awards, a tremendous achievement and one based on their performance across the entire region:

Canada Partner of the Year                                               IBM Canada
Service Provider Partner of the Year                                Bell Canada

Join me in congratulating the winners in the comments below.

About Mike Ansley

As Vice President, Sales for Business Markets at Cisco Canada, Mike Ansley has responsibility for leading Cisco’s national sales strategy. In addition, he has regional responsibility for managing sales and operational excellence across the Canada East, West, and Central regions, including the provincial and municipal public sector. Ansley rejoined Cisco Canada in 2010 after holding various international senior management positions. Among others, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support at Redline Communications and Vice President and General Manager at 3Com Corp. for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sector. During his earlier tenure at Cisco from 1996 to 2004, Ansley was Regional Sales Manager and Director of Advanced Technology for the EMEA region. Ansley holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Toronto. En tant que vice-président des ventes pour les marchés commerciaux chez Cisco Canada, Mike Ansley dirige la stratégie des ventes nationales de Cisco. Par ailleurs, à l’échelle locale, il est responsable de la gestion des ventes et de l’excellence opérationnelle dans les régions Est, Ouest et Centre du Canada, y compris le secteur public provincial et municipal. Ansley s'est joint à Cisco Canada en 2010 après avoir occupé plusieurs postes de cadre supérieur à l'échelle internationale. Parmi celles-ci, il a été président des ventes et du soutien aux niveaux mondial pour Redline Communications et vice-président et directeur général chez 3Com Corp. pour la région de l'Europe, du MoyenOrient et de l'Afrique (EMA). Au tout début de sa carrière chez Cisco de 1996 à 2004, Ansley était directeur régional des ventes et directeur des technologies avancées pour la région EMA. Ansley détient un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de l'Université Wilfrid Laurier à Waterloo en Ontario et une maîtrise en administration des affaires de l'Université de Toronto.
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2 Responses to Cisco Partner Summit 2013: And the winner is…

  1. Tom Wells says:

    Congratulations to all of our fantastic Canadian partners! Thanks for everything you do.

  2. Ovais Iqbal says:

    Wow, congratulations to all the award winning partners, they are truly amazing.

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