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Cisco Community Designated VIP Class of 2023

Hilda Arteaga
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Congratulations on your well-deserved success, welcome to Cisco’s VIP Class of 2023!



We're thrilled to announce the 2023 Cisco Designated VIP Class of Cisco Community. This year we have 60 VIPs -yes, we keep breaking record- with 11 new awardees. And for the second year in a row, we have 3 ladies in the same class. Thanks, VIPs, for helping for building this community, for your contributions, and for helping tons around the world, we wish you even more success in future.  

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 2023 class, we extend our warmest congratulations to these technology industry leaders!

Special acknowledgment goes to Jonathan Schulenberg, Leo Laohoo, Richard Burts, and Scott Fella for being a Cisco Designated VIP for 13th time (since the inception of the program). Additionally, Jon Marshall and Reza Sharifi are VIPs for the 12th time. THANK YOU, you’re an inspiration!

For over a decade this program continues rocking and recognizing those who share their time and knowledge to help thousands around the globe. Thank you to all the 2022 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. 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.

Network Access Control
Network Access
Control, Wireless
Network Security, Network Access Control
Network Access Control
Contact Center
Collaboration, Telepresence
and Video Infrastructure
Networking, Chinese
Wireless, Switching, Chinese
Network Access Control
Wireless, Spanish
Contact Center
Routing, Switching, Network Management
Unified Communications,
Contact Center, Networking
Networking, Wireless
Switching, Security, Japanese
Networking Management, Routing, Switching
Giuseppe Larosa Support Forums Hall of Fame
Routing, Switching
Hare Ram Balaji Bandi
Networking, Routing, Security
Haydn Andrews
Spanish, Routing, IP Telephony
Routing, Switching
Webex, IP Telephony
Routing, Switching
Routing & Switching, Security, Spanish
Network Security, Networking
Email Security, Web Security
Leo Laohoo Support Forums Hall of Fame
Switching, Routing, Wireless

Routing & Switching, Spanish

Networking, Wireless, Switching
Network Security, Portuguese
IP Telephony, Unified Communications
Network Security
Marvin Rhoads Support Forums Hall of Fame
Network Security, VPN

Mohamed Arshad

Network Security, IP Telephony & Phones
Collaboration, IP Telephony
Routing, Switching
Collaboration, Security,
Reza Sharifi Support Forums Hall of Fame
Richard Burts Support Forums Hall of Fame
Routing, Switching
Network Security, VPN
Unified Communications, IP Telephony
Scott Fella Support Forums Hall of FameWireless
ACI, Data Center
VPN, Network Security
Tomy Tim Arquinigo N
Networking, Data Center, Portuguese
Tony Smith
Collaboration, Webex Calling



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VIP Class of 2022 Announcement

Cisco Learning Network VIPs  [Read More]

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hi @Sheraz.Salim congratulations on your 2023 VIP award. Yes, we're inviting you to cisco Live. via email we have sent a form to retrieve this data, also I'll connect with you via direct message to double check on this

Congratulations to all VIPs! special greeting to @Marcelo Morais It is a privilege to work with a great professional.

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Level 1

Congratulations to all VIP class members!

Harold Ritter
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Congratulations to the VIP class of 2023 members. You rock!!

Harold Ritter
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Congratulations for all. What does the letter N means at the right of the name?

As stated below the table, those people are NEW in the VIP class. All others have been there before 

Hi @Meddane 

Welcome to cisco's Designated VIP Program. the "N" next to a name indicated that this person is a new inductee in the VIP program 



Thanks @Hilda Arteaga I noticed that at the end of your post, thanks for your response.


Thank you all very much, you are one of the new members and I am happy to be with you and the Cisco Community. Special thanks to @Hilda Arteaga and @Gabriela Godoi do Prado  without your support I would not be here, thank you very much.