Category Archives: Smart + Connected Communities

Introducing True Growth to Canada’s Municipalities

By Stuart Baker, True Growth Specialist, Cisco Canada On October 7th municipalities from across Canada will meet in Toronto at the Cisco Canada headquarters for the inaugural True Growth Summit. Attending municipalities include Winnipeg, Sault Ste. Marie, Windsor, Waterloo, Toronto, … Continue reading

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Cisco and Schneider Electric: Connecting Intelligent Systems for a Smarter World

Schneider Electric and Cisco in Canada signed a collaboration agreement earlier in 2014. We celebrated our partnership at Earth Rangers Center – a live sustainable showcase of both our latest technologies (see: “Announcing our Canadian Partnership with Schneider Electric” blog). Since … Continue reading

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Bringing education to rural Canada with “Remote Training Centers”

The success of a country depends on the innovation and productivity achieved in –and generated by– its communities. Communities are the heart of every nation and the people in these communities are the fuel for economic growth and prosperity. Thus, … Continue reading

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Council of Canadian Academies Report Stresses Importance of a Connected Canada

On June 17th the Council of Canadian Academies issued a new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World. The report features some excellent and fascinating insight into Canada and its relationship with information and communication technologies (ICTs), with … Continue reading

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Internet of Things for Buildings (BIoT)

Almost nine years ago, I joined Cisco in its corporate real estate department. The team I joined was tasked to look at innovative ways to reduce the need and improve the utilization of slightly less than 20 million sq.ft of … Continue reading

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How far we’ve come: Cisco and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Hundreds of Smart Communities, and thousands of municipal leaders from across the country, embarked on Niagara Falls May 29 – June 3, 2014. During a jam-packed five-day event, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) hosted its Annual Conference and Tradeshow. … Continue reading

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ICF 2014: And the Winner Is…(Hint: Another Cisco Partner)

Tonight was a big night for the seven most Intelligent Communities in the world, as the Intelligent Communities Forum was celebrating their achievements with esteemed guests, numerous previous honorees and winners such as Waterloo, Eindhoven, and many more. The list … Continue reading

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Fostering the Innovation Ecosystem with Greater Halifax Partnership

It’s Thursday May 22nd in Halifax. A little foggy, but Spring is in the air. A great day to start fostering innovation ecosystems. The Greater Halifax Partnership (GHP) just released its 2014 Halifax Index: a detailed report on the state of … Continue reading

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Cisco and Polytechnics Canada Support the Next Generation of Workers

I’m honored to have said a few words of welcome to the attendees of the Polytechnics Canada’s 2014 Annual Conference, and to the supporters of education who accepted our invitation to the opening night reception. Cisco is seriously committed to … Continue reading

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FCM Annual Conference Offers a Great Opportunity for Thinking Smart

From May 29th to June 3rd I will be attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This event will see over 3,000 municipal leaders, including mayors and councillors, get together to … Continue reading

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