Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Theater awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry within their respective regions. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, application successes, unique programs, problem solving and sales approaches. “Cisco is proud to work alongside leading channel partners globally and to help make their business a success,” said Wendy Bahr, SVP, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco. “It is an honor to recognize GDT with a Cisco Partner Summit Geographical Region award as Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures, further underscoring its outstanding performance in the US.” Surya Panditi, SVP and GM of Cisco Service Provider Group, added, “We value the collaboration with our top partners like GDT, who help influence our development roadmaps, and provide field feedback to help us prioritize investments and improve quality. From a Cisco Engineering perspective, we plan on going even deeper with strategic partners like GDT for joint solution innovation and ultimately driving positive customer experiences.” “Getting this recognition from Cisco validates we are on the right track with the right team,” said JW Roberts, owner of GDT. “I thank Cisco for this honor and for acknowledging our influence on their organization. And I applaud each GDT associate whose efforts allow us to deliver exceptional experiences to our clients, vendors and partners.” Cisco Partner Summit Theater awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across their geographical region. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization and regional executives.