Melbourne-based IT solution provider Peak Insight won the Cisco Collaboration Perfect Pitch 2015 competition after principal consultant Sam Deckert wowed the judges with his presentation.
He beat 337 entrants and won a US$5000 all-expenses paid trip to Cisco Live in Las Vegas in July.
This competition required Cisco partners to demonstrate their ability to understand their client’s line-of-business challenges in a 10-minute presentation.
Deckert told CRN that his pitch was based on his personal experience, having demonstrated a client’s chief executive the significant business value of going with a Cisco collaboration.
He articulated how productivity increases and property-related cost reductions could be achieved by tailoring Cisco collaboration workspace experiences within business units such as sales, finance and human resources.
Deckert said: “This was my first pitch competition, with any vendor. Fortunately my career path positioned me well, having had a range of client facing technical, pre-sales and technology consulting roles with great professional services organisations. This experience has enabled me to merge business and technology conversations one of the evaluation criteria Cisco were looking for in the competition.”
Founded in 2013, Peak Insight specialises in collaboration, mobility, security and supporting technologies that provide a range of specialised professional services to medium to large organisations.
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