Category Archives: Education

Engaging Students in the Classroom with Video

Today’s generation of students are digital natives. Their lives outside the classroom are dominated by the non-stop rich media experiences delivered by video games, smartphones and the Internet. Education has to keep innovating to catch up with its students, particularly … Continue reading

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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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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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Introducing the University of New Brunswick Cisco Chair in Big Data

A few years ago we announced a $2 million endowment to establish a Cisco® Chair in Advanced Learning Technologies at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). One of the first of our many announcements with Canadian universities over the last three … 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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Changing the CIO Mindset

Recently, IT World Canada published a special edition of CanadianCIO Magazine featuring an eye-opening CIO Census Report conducted by the publication in partnership with the CIO Association of Canada. Among the most interesting findings: – On average, IT invests approximately … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about innovation in classrooms and in the workplace at the “tablettistes” conference

This chilly month of December is the perfect time to reflect on the future of education. A few days ago, the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress, led by Roger Martin, released its 12th annual report. Shortly … 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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Customer Success from Coast to Coast

Part of Cisco’s philosophy is that we help change the way people live, work, play and learn by fostering technological innovation.  We’ve seen examples of this across the world, but often we don’t have to look any further than our … Continue reading

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