Category Archives: More from Cisco Canada

How the Quebec Technology Association is Transforming with Technology

Organizing educational and networking events for members of a group can be difficult when participants are not centrally located. Why? Members unable to attend in person can only call in by phone and listen to presentations, which, as we all … 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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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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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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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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An iSpecial Connection for Toronto’s SickKids Patients and Staff

Through discovering multiple heartwarming stories about families and their involvement with SickKids Toronto Hospital, Cisco Toronto determined the need to take action, to do something impactful and fun to help improve hospitalization experiences for patients and families.  A significant journey … Continue reading

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Putting business into focus: Why selling technology solutions is so 2013

Since my last blog post, I’ve spoken with numerous partners and customers across Canada at events here and abroad. Interestingly, in addition to the conversations we’ve had around our announcements (such as Intercloud), there has been another topic brought to … Continue reading

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A Mothers Perspective on Work Life Balance.

Last night my 9-year old son was working on his homework and asked to interview me. He said “what commitments do I have?” I replied, “family, my health and work.” He then asked me how do I meet these commitments? … Continue reading

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Five years and counting: Cisco Unified Computing System

This week marks the 5th anniversary for Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).  What an exciting milestone for us. When I joined Cisco back in 2010, I was hired as the 1st UCS dedicated Account Manager in Canada.  At the time, we … Continue reading

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