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About Nitin Kawale

Nitin Kawale is President of Cisco Canada, responsible for all aspects of its operations including sales, marketing, finance, distribution, and services. Cisco Canada employs more than 1400 people and is the third-largest operation for Cisco worldwide. The Canadian operation is also a proving ground for many of the company’s most advanced and innovative technologies. Kawale has been an integral part of Cisco since 1995 and has served in a number of key local and international roles. Kawale is a prominently featured keynote speaker and panelist at many leading IT industry and business events. He serves on the board of directors for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. In 2011, Kawale was named Corporate Executive of the Year by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, and in 2012 he was named to the Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council, created by Premier Dalton McGuinty to promote innovation, productivity, and business development throughout the province. Kawale holds a bachelor of applied sciences degree in engineering science from the University of Toronto. Nitin Kawale, président de Cisco Canada, est responsable de tous les aspects des activités locales, dont celles liées à la vente, la mercatique, la finance, la distribution et le service. Cisco Canada emploie plus de 1 400 personnes. La compagnie canadienne est la troisième entreprise Cisco en importance à l'échelle mondiale. L'entreprise canadienne sert aussi de terrain d'essai pour un grand nombre des technologies les plus avancées et novatrices de la société. M. Kawale, qui fait partie intégrante de Cisco depuis 1995 a joué plusieurs rôles clés tant locaux qu'internationaux. M. Kawale est conférencier et panéliste d'honneur dans le cadre de nombreux événements de premier plan en rapport avec l'industrie des TI et les affaires. M. Kawale siège en tant que président du conseil d'administration de la fondation du Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital de Toronto. Il est aussi membre du Conseil canadien des chefs d’entreprise. En 2011, M. Kawale a été nommé chef d'entreprise de l'année par la chambre de commerce indo-canadienne et en 2012, il a commencé à siéger au Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council, qu'a créé Dalton McGuinty, premier ministre de l'Ontario, afin de promouvoir l'innovation, la productivité et le développement des entreprises dans la province. M. Kawale détient un baccalauréat ès sciences appliquées en génie de la University of Toronto.

Innovation Happens Through Collaboration

The need for improving Canada’s labour productivity and innovation is a topic that I’ve presented and discussed with audiences right across the country. In my mind, the importance of these things for Canada simply can’t be overstated – or talked … Continue reading

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Join us at Cisco Connect Toronto on April 15th – 16th, 2014!

Cisco Connect Toronto showcases innovative technology and solutions to keep you up to date on all the latest trends.  It offers unique opportunities to meet partners and customers to gain valuable insight into new emerging technologies such as Source Fire, … Continue reading

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Internet of Everything Technologies Taking Shape in 2014

Few things move as rapidly forward as advancements in information technology. It’s a whirlwind, even to those of us who’ve spent our entire careers in the industry, but continue to remain daunted by the breakneck speed of innovation that continually … Continue reading

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Innovation is like a never-ending track and field race.

Over the years, the pace of innovation has been dazzling and today it’s moving at a speed that often feels like an all-out sprint in a non-stop marathon.  American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson observes that, “For most of human civilization, … Continue reading

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$400 Billion is the Value at Stake for Canada

The Internet-of-Everything (IoE) opportunity is knocking and Canadians should be rolling out the welcome mat. You’ve likely heard Cisco talking about the Internet of Everything (IoE) as that technological transition of unprecedented magnitude, where intelligent connections pull together people, processes, … Continue reading

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Canadian technology achievement worthy of Emmy recognition

…And the 2012 television Emmy Award goes to – the Scarborough, Ontario-based R&D team of Cisco Systems… It’s not the sort of honour you’d expect to see given to a group of engineers, especially a team based in Canada. But, … Continue reading

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Newfoundland has what it takes to prosper

Newfoundland may not be the first province that comes to mind when you think of Canada’s next great region of prosperity. But, after recently spending a few days on the “Rock,” discussing with business and community leaders how the province … Continue reading

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2013 – the beginning of the Internet of Everything

Exciting times are ahead! This coming year will herald a bold new direction for Cisco. The future, beginning in 2013, will lead into some of the most incredible changes in how the world connects and communicates. It’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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May The “Force” Be With You, Canada

Innovation is like a magnetic force that draws to it the power of business investment and opportunity. That thought that came to mind for me a number of weeks ago during a visit made by representatives of Cisco Canada leadership … Continue reading

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It Takes a Bit of Time to Hire Great People

The true strength of Cisco Canada lies in the fantastic people who work for our company. That doesn’t happen by accident.  Many of those who have joined Cisco or who have taken on senior leadership roles here might lament the … Continue reading

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