Cisco Awards Fast Lane Global Learning Partner of the Year at Partner Summit 2013

10th June 2013, London (UK) - Fast Lane, the leading provider of consulting and education services is proud to announce that we were awarded Global Learning Partner of the year by Cisco at their 2013 annual Partner Summit in Boston US.

The Cisco Partner Summit global awards serve to recognize outstanding and exemplary performance of Cisco channel partners. The evaluation criteria include innovation, development of unique programs, problem solving and successful sales approaches.

“The success of our partners is a top priority for Cisco, and it is an honour to acknowledge Fast Lane as a Cisco Partner Summit Global award recipient," said Edison Peres, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels, Cisco. “The Cisco Global Learning Partner of the Year presented to Fast Lane recognizes its outstanding achievement as a Cisco channel partner in all three regions.”

Fast Lane is involved with the development and roll out of highly successful projects such as Cisco’s Partner Plus Program. Focused on sales enablement and architecture training, Fast Lane has always valued their close working relationship with Cisco and has been delivering a host of learning solutions that help partners articulate the benefits of Cisco’s technology and solutions and align these with their client’s business objectives.

Cisco understands and recognizes that Innovation is at the forefront of Fast Lane’s vision and core values. Embracing the latest technology to deliver knowledge transfer and up skilling across the globe our worldwide FLEX schedule enables delegates to join direct into a live classroom anywhere around the world. Reducing the world’s carbon footprint and saving customers time out of the office, travel and accommodation costs. Cisco specifically acknowledged Fast Lane´s strong growth of above 30% in EMEAR. In addition to the Global Learning Partner of the Year award, Fast Lane was presented with a further three awards at the Cisco Partner Summit; Latin America Learning Partner of the Year, CANSAC Learning Partner of the Year and Mexico Learning Partner of the Year. In addition, several Fast Lane countries received Cisco’s quality distinction award for consistently achieving the highest quality of all Learning partners worldwide.

“We are extremely pleased that we have been able to achieve our worldwide goals and that with this global award Cisco has recognized our attainment within the education market. With a key understanding of our market places this award reflects all of the hard work and dedication from all of our teams and subsidiaries around the world. On this basis we can continue to pursue our successful business model and drive forward Fast Lane’s global development,” comments Torsten Poels, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Fast Lane.

Edison Peres, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Cisco; Bruce Klein, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco; Mike Allen, Senior Director, Worldwide Learning Partner Channels, Cisco; Torsten Poels, President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Owner of the Fast Lane Group; John Chambers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco; Gary Moore, President and Chief Operating Officer, Cisco; Robert Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco; Chuck Robbins, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Cisco at the Cisco Partner Summit 2013 in Boston.

Cisco Partner Summit Global awards reflect the top-performing partners within specific technology markets across all geographical regions. All award recipients are selected by a group of Cisco Worldwide Partner Organization and regional executives.

About Fast Lane

Specializing in high-end IT projects and the development of professional IT qualifications, Fast Lane is there for you in more than 60 countries across all continents. Fast Lane has developed its own training programs and partnered with leading technology vendors such as Cisco, NetApp, VMware, Symantec and more to offer you a comprehensive training solution. The training program encompasses core technologies as well as special training in the areas of data center, virtualization, unified communications, collaboration, security, and wireless technologies. Fast Lane also provides consulting - advising companies on the selection of future-focused IT solutions and providing support throughout the development phases.