Do sport wheelchairs have breaks?
How long does it take to make a sport wheelchair from design to manufacturing? What do you have to study to become a sports scientist?
And how long have you been training for the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games?
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Tagged cisco canada, Cisco I CAN Learn, Jenn Madden, STEM, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Our Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock is getting worldwide attention! I am delighted to share that X2O Media (a Barco company) our ecosystem partner, won international recognition at the 2015 Digi Awards in the Best Deployment, Sports Venue category. X2O’s platform was used in conjunction with Cisco’s iServices platform to drive real-time content to the displays on the Countdown Clock.
*Posted originally on Jon Arnold’s Analyst 2.0 Blog on March 2, 2015
The term collaboration is a bit of a loaded word, but it’s become central to any conversation now around workplace productivity and communications technology. To help decision-makers get better value from collaboration initiatives, this marks the start of a new series based on my ongoing industry research.
For clarity, I will state upfront that this series is sponsored by Cisco Canada, but the content is mine. My analysis is independent and vendor-neutral, so you won’t be reading much here about Cisco’s collaboration offerings or their competitors for that matter. Continue reading
Across Canada, companies are making the incredible happen with the Internet of Everything. This week I am pleased to share another Canadian IoE success story, straight from British Columbia-based Goldcorp’s Éléonore mine in Northern Quebec.
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Tagged cisco canada, Goldcorp, IoE, Victor woo, WiFI
What do you call an event venue teeming with enthusiastic students, despite a snowy Saturday morning? A grand success! On February 7 Cisco Canada, together with Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee, kicked off the I CAN Develop student program at George Brown College to help facilitate the Games.
Over 350 Cisco Networking Academy student volunteers from high schools, colleges and universities across the GTA and as far away as Iqaluit, will help build, test and deliver the massive technology solutions that will connect the sporting venues and media centre to the world. What does this mean for our Networking Academy volunteers? Besides providing a great platform for the students to partner in the success of the Games, this unique opportunity will also empower them to gain hands-on experience and help begin to reach their full potential in their careers. Check out this video showing students already in action at the recent test event at the Cisco Pan Am Games Velodrome and during the construction of the Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock.
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Tagged Allstream, Beanfield, cisco canada, Cisco Networking Academy, George Brown College, I CAN Develop, Jeff Seifert, Scalar, Toronto, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
It is always a pleasure to chat with Dr. Lance Ford. He is so good at communicating verbally and visually that it is hard to remember we are actually videoconferencing with him. Very quickly the technology fades away in the background, as the conversation becomes more and more lively. To his point, turning on the video could cut our meeting times in half as, by listening and reading body language, we engage in deeper levels of collaboration and understanding. This is how we work and learn in the 21st century. The proof is in the pudding, as we say.
If you missed our February 10th webinar, I invite you to watch the recording. I jotted below some of my key take-aways, and I invite you to do the same by posting a comment below or by connecting with me via Project Squared or via email at email@example.com.
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Tagged cisco canada, Collaboration, education, Marc Lijour, technology, Virtual whiteboard, WebEx, WiFI
On February 13, Cisco Canada hosted a Hard-Hat Tour for local media and analysts, to give them a behind-the-drywall look at our new offices slated for move-in in May 2015 at RBC WaterPark Place, located at 85 Harbour Square. Bernadette Wightman, president of Cisco Canada, welcomed the attendees and Rick Huijbregts, Vice President of Industry Transformation at Cisco Canada, led the group through active construction zones.
We were also joined by our ecosystem partners for RBC WaterPark Place: Oxford Properties, EllisDon, CBRE, and HOK.
Posted in Cisco Canada, Collaboration, Internet of Everything, Smart + Connected Communities, Technology
Tagged Bernadette Wightman, Bill MacGowan, CBRE, cisco canada, EllisDon, HOK, IoE, IoE Innovation Centre, IP network, LEED, Oxford Properties, Power-over-Ethernet LED lighting, RBC WaterPark Place, Rick Huijbregts, Telepresence, Variable Air Volume Air Controllers
150 days to go until the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games.
Less than five months for 350 students and instructors from 23 Cisco Networking Academies across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to participate in the world’s third-largest international multi-sport Games … but these students won’t be biking, cycling or kayaking…they will make up an entirely different team… Meet Cisco’s I CAN Develop program!
Susan Monachino, Neworking Academy instructor, and two of her students from St. Jean de Brebeuf high school in Hamilton, Ontario.
What is the I CAN Develop program? Continue reading
Sabrina Greupner is the Ontario Science Centre’s new Cisco Science Fellow for Innovative Learning Technologies. This is Cisco’s first museum-based fellowship.
My love affair with all things geeky started in 1968. An inquisitive—and frankly, nosy—five-year-old, I happened to be passing a neighbour’s open door in our west-end Montreal apartment building when I spotted one of those things that can mark a child for life.
It was a colour television. Showing Star Trek.
It was the first time I had seen either, and the fact that I can still picture it clear as day (His shirt is BLUE! He’s got POINTY EARS!) indicates the extent to which my imagination was captured and happily held hostage for life.
Charles F. Borden meets with the 2014 winners of the NASA Space Apps Toronto Challenge during his visit to the Ontario Science Centre.