Category Archives: Smart + Connected Communities

Announcing our Canadian partnership with Schneider Electric

The first day of spring seems like the perfect time to formally announce a Canadian partnership which will create new opportunities for sustainable development and innovation. Today, together with Schneider Electric, we announced a Canadian partnership that will create new … Continue reading

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New Cisco IoE Innovation Center a Catalyst of Opportunity

Today it was my pleasure to participate in one of the most exciting announcements so far this year: Toronto has been selected as the location for one of four global Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Centers, and will serve … Continue reading

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92 billion reasons why Canada’s public sector should consider the Internet of Everything

A few months ago, Karin Scott wrote about the opportunity for our cities in the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how a community networked through the Internet will excel as we continue connecting people, processes, data and things. Last week, … Continue reading

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The Future of Smart+Connected Work Spaces

Recently I was able to participate in Toronto’s Real Estate Forum. This year’s conference examined key issues, trends, challenges, risks and opportunities in today’s real estate industry, especially as it pertains to the future of Smart+Connected Workspaces in Canada. I … Continue reading

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My Thermostat and the Internet of Everything

My family and I were heading up to Wiarton, the home of the infamous weather predicting groundhog “Wiarton Willie”, and the wheels started churning in my head about what my next Cisco Champions post would be about. My youngest daughter … Continue reading

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The Security of Networked infrastructure and Intelligent Communities

This is the first of a short series of blogs on topics that continue to be raised in my travels and interactions with customers and stakeholders of intelligent communities. Very often, our discussions focus on cost and funding models, stakeholder engagement, … Continue reading

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Smart cities, good or bad?

This was written in response to a live debate hosted by the Economist on Smart Cities. Two debaters at the opposite site of the spectrum–one making a living of his argument how big IT companies aren’t doing our Cities any … Continue reading

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Smart + Connected in Canada: An Intelligent Communities TweetChat

If you have been following the building and technology industry the past few years, it will come as no surprise to hear that Canada is a leader in smart cities. From coast to coast – literally – from Fredericton to … Continue reading

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The Twenty-one Smartest: Intelligent Communities

On Monday October 21st, the ICF (Intelligent Community Forum) announced its 2014 “Smart 21″. The ICF selects 21 communities after an in-depth review of hundreds of submissions by towns, cities, and regions from across the world that demonstrate excellence in … Continue reading

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The Internet of Everything’s Potential for Cities

There’s certainly been no shortage of exciting events happening here in Toronto recently. This year we were lucky enough to host the annual Meeting of the Minds annual leadership summit, a conference on sustainability, innovation and urban planning which brings … Continue reading

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