UK’s 2012 Unsung Network Heroes Announced

Spirent Communications’ 2012 Network Heroes Award Winners Selected by Independent Panel of Experts

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 2012 heroes of the network world were announced at a Black Tie Awards Ceremony in London. The awards are aimed at acknowledging individuals who have made an outstanding effort in understanding and implementing delivery of first class network performance for their companies.

The winners were chosen by an eminent panel of judges drawn from across the industry and chaired by David Clarke MBE, CEO BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The judges selected more than 25 finalists from a wide-range of consulting companies, service providers, equipment manufacturers as well as businesses with unique enterprise networks – all of which involve network heroes who address daily challenges.

Nominees included network experts from the BBC, British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, Huawei, Northrop Grumman, Thomson Reuters, Virgin Media Business, Verizon, Vocality, Vodafone and HSBC.

“These awards were created to applaud the individual, and we certainly achieved that at the Awards Ceremony,” said David Hill, vice president EMEA at Spirent Communications. “It was great to see winners from across the industry stepping forward to take the applause of their fellow colleagues and industry peers, and rightly so. This award obviously resonates within the industry, and we’re delighted to be part of it.”

Spirent Network Hero Award winners in each category are:

  • Firewall/Cyber/Security Hero – Sadiq Yakasai, Cisco
  • Test Automation Hero – Simon Ascot, Vocality
  • Cloud Hero – Timi Acorn, Thomson Reuters
  • Proof of Concept & Pre-Sales Support Hero – Andrew Baskett, Northrop Grumman
  • Network Design/Architect Hero – James Bricknell, BBC
  • Test Leader/Evangelist Hero – Pascal Harris, Thomson Reuters

About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more information visit

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