Author Archives: Trina Alexson

About Trina Alexson

Trina Alexson is the head of Advanced Services for the Service Provider Segment at Cisco Canada. In her role, she leads engineering teams that work directly with Cisco Service Provider customers to help them plan, build and operate their networks. Trina has over 25 years experience in the information technology industry and has been with Cisco since 1996. Prior to her role in the services organization she led software development teams responsible for high availability features in Cisco’s premier routing platforms. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Trina Alexson est la responsable des services avancés offerts au segment des fournisseurs de services chez Cisco Canada. Dans le cadre de ses fonctions, elle dirige les équipes d'ingénierie qui travaillent directement avec les clients prestataires de services afin de les aider à planifier, à créer et à exploiter leurs réseaux. Forte d'une expérience de plus de 25 ans dans le secteur des technologies de l'information, Trina œuvre chez Cisco depuis 1996. Avant d'occuper son poste dans le domaine de l'organisation des services, elle dirigeait les équipes de conception de logiciels responsables des fonctions à disponibilité élevée dans les plateformes de routage de premier ordre de Cisco. Trina détient un baccalauréat en ingénierie de la Memorial University of Newfoundland ainsi qu'un MBA de la Richard Ivey School of Business de la University of Western Ontario.

Encouraging Girls in Engineering: Investing in our Future

WE MADE IT! When academia and industry partner together you get “Feats of Engineering,” a program to encourage enrolment and career opportunities for young women in engineering. On June 11th we had the privilege to host Youth Think Tank members … Continue reading

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“Your mission is to connect the North”

This is the challenge given to the students competing in the Cisco Social Innovation challenge at the national WISE conference hosted by the University of Toronto chapter. There are many challenges in providing education and healthcare in the Canadian North, … Continue reading

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Why should you care about high tech careers: A day with Girls Incorporated

The motto of Girls Incorporated of Durham is “Inspiring all girls to be smart, strong and bold…” The theme of their Re-thinc Girls conference this year was technology, so when the organizers reached out to Cisco to participate, a small group of hardy volunteers gave up … Continue reading

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A Survival Guide for Women in the Channel

With Rebecca Leach, Director of Partner Led Programs and National Direct Integrator Partners, Cisco Canada “Women in Channel – A Survival Guide” is the name of a workshop given by Rebecca Leach and myself at the Computer Dealer News’ “Women … Continue reading

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The Girls of FRC 1547 share their Girls in ICT Day Experience

Last week I shared my thoughts on Girls in ICT Day at our Toronto office. But I believe Girls in ICT Day is really about the girls and their experience, and how we can encourage more girls to enter mathematics, … Continue reading

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Girls in ICT Day Toronto: Robotics, technology education and…ketchup chips?

Every year Cisco Canada celebrates the International Telecommunications Union’s “Girls in ICT Day”. The day is created to link the technology industry to girls, showcase to them the great work that tech companies like Cisco do, and encourage them to … Continue reading

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“Imagine, Innovate, Inspire” – Women in Science and Engineering

The theme for the 2013 Women in Science and Engineering Conference was “Imagine, Innovate, Inspire.” The University of Toronto WISE chapter hosted the first national conference on March 16 and 17. University students from across Canada came to network and … Continue reading

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Take Our Kids To Work: Cisco parents help children prepare for the future

This blog was written in collaboration with Genna Cargill and two of our student friends, Zach Zima and Claudia Babin-Pereira. For parents around the world, there is nothing better than spending time with your child. And at this year’s Take … Continue reading

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Bit by Bit – A young woman’s guide to entering and succeeding in High Tech Careers

I never thought I would be a published author. But this June, Mala Devlin and I published Bit by Bit, a guide for young women aged 15-25 considering careers in technology. Mala and I both have busy careers at Cisco … Continue reading

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The best-kept secret of the technology industry

At the third annual G(irls)20 Summit, business sponsorship has increased. But why businesses engage, and what’s on their mind, vary by industry. Law schools graduating classes are made up of more than 50% women, so for the profession recruitment is … Continue reading

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