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Cisco Community Designated VIP Program: 10 Amazing years and 2021 Class

Monica Lluis
Community Manager

Hearty Congratulations! It's been 10 amazing years since the Cisco Designated VIP Program was launched with the inaugural VIP Class last January 10, 2011



We are thrilled to announce the 2021 Cisco Designated VIP Class for the Cisco Community. This time we have 56 VIPs, 16 of which are new. All thanks to the incredible contributions you've made to the community.

The Cisco Designated VIP program recognizes the top external individual contributors in Cisco's online communities, including Cisco Community, and Cisco Learning (CLN).

Cisco Designated VIPs are recognized by their peers for their expertise, tireless contributions, and their abundant participation that is vital to community success. With this program, Cisco formally recognizes the positive, valuable influence that our top individual members exert on the communities overall. 

Along with the 2021 class, we're also sending a heartfelt congratulations to these Cisco technology industry leaders!

Special acknowledgment goes to Jonathan Schulenberg, Leo Laohoo, Richard Burts, and Scott Fella for being a Cisco Designated VIP for 11th time (since the inception of the program). Additionally, Chris Deren, Jon Marshall and Reza Sharifi are VIPs for the 10th time. THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the 2020 Cisco Designated VIPs for all their contributions this past year. Regardless of the VIP status, we appreciate all your contributions. Since you are the soul of the community, we are in your debt. Furthermore, this community continues to thrive thanks to your knowledge sharing. 


- Cisco Community Team

Cisco Community VIPs

This distinction is only given to a select group of Cisco customers, partners and guest community members, based on many factors in the program. We are deeply grateful of the extensive community involvement of these highly respected technology experts. You can view their profiles and “follow” their posts to grow your knowledge.

CCP, Collaboration Applications
Network Access Control, Network Security
Network Access Control
Network Security, Routing, Switching
CCP, Contact Center
Chris DerenSupport Forums Hall of Fame
IP Telephony,
Unified Communications, Contact Center
Network Access Control
Network Security, Routing, VPN
Damien Miller 
Network Access Control
Spanish, Wireless
Contact Center
Routing, Switching
Spanish, Switching
French, Network Security
Routing, Switching

Georgios Sotiropoulos

CCP, IP Telephony
Routing, Switching
Portuguese, Routing
Routing, Switching
CCP, IP Telephony
Routing, Switching
Routing, Spanish, Switching
Network Security, VPN
Routing, Switching, Wireless
Spanish, Switching
Marc Elsen
Network Management, Switching, Wireless

Marius Gunnerud 

Network Security, VPN
Network Management, Switching
Routing, Switching
Network Access Control, Network Security, VPN
Contact Center, Webex
IP Telephony, Network Security
Muhammad Awais Khan N
Routing, Switching
IP Telephony, Unified Communications
Developers, Routing
CCP, Wireless
Routing, Switching
Switching, Wireless
Routing, Switching
Routing, Switching
Network Security, VPN
IP Telephony, Unified Communications
Routing, Switching
ACI, Data Center Switches
CCP, Network Security, VPN
IP Telephony, Unified Communications
Collaboration Applications, IP Telephony, Unified Communications
Chinese Community




VIP Class of 2020 Announcement

Cisco Learning Network VIPs [Read More]

VIP Guru

Congratulations All and Weclome new VIP


Roger Kallberg
VIP Mentor

Thank you for the honour to be recognised for the contribution to the community.

Gus Leon

Congratulations to Everyone and the new VIPs!!  Great achievement!!

Keep up the great work you all are doing.



Leo L
VIP Community Legend

Congrats to all.

Leonid Voronkin
VIP Collaborator

Thank you. I am very grateful for the recognition


Julio E. Moisa
VIP Mentor

Thank you Cisco! Congratulation to the VIP members!

Diana Karolina Rojas
Cisco Employee

Very honored,


Thank you a lot Cisco! and congratulations to all.





Sergey Lisitsin

Congratulations to all the VIPs! Well done!



Congratulations to all the VIPs! 

this is the best networking community I have come across

Huge thanks to Cisco for appreciating the community members contributions


Vaijanath Sonvane
VIP Advocate

Thank you for this great honor!

Congratulations to fellow VIPs....and Love you Cisco!

Georg Pauwen
VIP Master

Good stuff guys and gals ! Keep up the good work !

Jaderson Pessoa

Welcome to new VIP's and congratulation to the people who still be a member of this amazing group.


Congratulations especially to those who are VIPs for 11 years straight.

amazing effort

Deepak Kumar

Thanks and Congratulation everyone!

Congratulations all!


It's been a few years since I logged on here - my career/life went in a slightly different direction - but it's good to see this is still going, and great to see some familiar names still contributing



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