Author Archives: Jeff Seifert

About Jeff Seifert

As Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Canada, Jeff Seifert provides technical guidance and direction in key advanced and emerging technologies and go-to-market strategies. His work with many governments, enterprise and service provider customers in Canada and globally is influencing how Cisco brings products to market. During the past sixteen years at Cisco, Jeff has been involved in the successful introduction of many new technologies from the early days of the Internet, through the first deployments of VoIP and IP Telephony through to new transformational video solutions. Through this time he has worked to ensure that Canadian customer requirements are reflected in the products and architectures that Cisco brings to market. He shares a passion with organizations that wish to improve the lives of citizens whether it be serving rural Canadians, using technology to improve healthcare or enhancing education. Seifert was appointed a Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco's highest technical distinction, in August 2003. As an individual who represents the pinnacle of Cisco's technical and sales expertise, he is responsible for transforming customer demand into innovative solutions that companies can utilize in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to joining Cisco in 1995, he held financial, management, and technical positions at Bell Canada, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), and IBM Canada. Seifert has achieved double CCIE certification, including Routing & Switching CCIE in 1996 and Voice CCIE in 2003. He holds a Bachelor in Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Enabling New Levels of Accessibility Through Interactive Technologies

The Abilities Centre, located in Whitby, Ontario, is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to enriching the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities through an inclusive, innovative environment. The Abilities Centre has been recognized by the International Paralympic … Continue reading

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10,000 Patents and Counting

Earlier this month, Cisco’s Pankaj Patel posted a blog announcing how a team of virtual engineers helped Cisco reach a significant milestone – its 10,000th U.S. patent. To a company like Cisco which fosters a culture that fuels and celebrates … Continue reading

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How cool is this? Connecting students to researchers via video from the classroom

Inspiring our Canadian youth to get excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is critical to all of us. Our youth will be key to helping Canada succeed in a more fierce global competitive market. While we have amazing … Continue reading

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Are businesses ready for the data avalanche?

With millions of smartphones, sensors, video cameras, smart meters and other devices connected to the Internet, the increasingly enormous amounts of data being generated can be overwhelming. While this “data avalanche” can present a potential abundance of insights and opportunities … Continue reading

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Search engines and online shopping: the new security threats?

You have your IT security policy in place; you’ve blocked access to or otherwise protected yourself from the usual suspects like gambling, pharmaceutical and adult websites, so your network is safe, right? Findings from the 2013 Cisco Annual Security Report … Continue reading

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Attached at the hip: Canadians and their smartphones in a connected world

If you had to choose only one device what would you choose?  Would it be a laptop? Smartphone? Tablet? This is one of the many questions posed in the third annual Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR). This year’s study … Continue reading

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The Internet of Everything will fuel an amazing future: John Chambers weighs in

Staying connected has become so integral to our daily lives that more and more of us are carrying multiple, connected devices. Devices such as phones, laptops and tablets immediately come to mind. But what happens when people, process, data, and … Continue reading

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Entering a New Era: Introducing the Internet of Everything

My colleague, and Cisco’s Chief Futurist, Dave Evans first introduced Cisco to the ideas behind The Internet Of Things (IoT) in 2011. The term, first coined in 1999, holds that as more and more things become connected it changes the … Continue reading

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What Cisco’s TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games partnership will mean for Ontario

Earlier today, Cisco Canada became the Official Information and Communications Technology Provider of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. This partnership means our network technology will be providing voice, video and data to TORONTO 2015, helping to create the most … Continue reading

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Why we’ll be cheering during the London 2012 Olympic Games

We’ve been saying at Cisco for a while now that the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the most connected Games ever – and for good reason. The IT systems for London 2012 will process 30 per cent more information … Continue reading

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