Category Archives: Canada Perspectives

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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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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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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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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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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IoE and Canada – Driving in the Right Direction

Through a random selection process, I was recently invited by Transport Canada to participate in the Canadian Vehicle Use Study. The objective was to better understand how Canadians use their vehicles. This study uses a Canadian manufactured, autonomous logger (a … 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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