Cisco Awards Fast Lane

Fast Lane Recipient of Global Award for Learning Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit San Francisco 2016

Hamburg/Berlin – 4th November 2016 – Fast Lane announced today that it has received a Cisco® Partner Summit Global award, recognized as the best Learning Partner of the Year. Cisco revealed the winners at a Global Awards reception during its annual partner conference taking place this week in San Francisco.

Awarded to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Partner Summit Global awards are designed to recognize best-in-class business practices and serve as a model to the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focused programs, seizing new opportunities and sales approaches.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize our partners’ incredible accomplishments, breakthroughs, and innovations that address our customers’ most pressing business issues,” said Wendy Bahr, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, Cisco. “I’m honored to present the Global Learning Partner of the Year Award to Fast Lane in recognition of its outstanding achievement in helping customers on the path to digitization and true IT transformation.”

"At a very early stage we emphasized the importance of the digital transformation and broadened our portfolio accordingly", declares Torsten Poels, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Fast Lane Group. "Our focus is on services within the fields of Industry 4.0, Cloud, Security and IoT, which makes us the pioneer for our customers, both enterprises and service providers on a global scale. With a consistent implementation of our own digital agenda we stand apart from the competition delivering added value to both Cisco partners and customers, which is in increasing demand in the market. We are very pleased about being honored with the Cisco Global Award for Learning Partner of the Year again. Our thanks goes out to all of our worldwide teams, our Subject Matter Experts and Digital Transformation Advisors who advance our company by their strong commitment and game-changing innovations!"

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 Global Partner Organization and regional executives.

Wendy Bahr, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization, Cisco; Chuck Robbins, Chief Executive Officer, Cisco; Torsten Poels, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Fast Lane Group; Eckhart Eichler, Vice President Professional Services, IoT & Security, Fast Lane Group; Chris Dedicoat, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Field Operations, Cisco; Nirav Sheth, Senior Director, Systems Engineering & GTM Strategy, Cisco at the Cisco Partner Summit 2016 in San Francisco

About Fast Lane

The worldwide Fast Lane Group specializes in high-end technology and business training and consulting. Fast Lane offers complete, authorized training solutions for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware, IBM, Barracuda, AWS, Red Hat, Symantec, Veeam, Veritas and other major technology providers. In addition to those vendor’s standard curricula, Fast Lane also develops advanced technology, sales and business transformation curricula. Fast Lane’s vendor-independent consulting services solve a wide range of issues from conducting preliminary analyses and assessments, to designing future-focused IT solutions.

Additional information:

Fast Lane Institute for Knowledge Transfer GmbH

Gasstrasse 4a, D-22761 Hamburg


Barbara Jansen

Tel. +49 40 253346-10