Tag Archives: Rick Huijbregts

Students Showcase Innovation at Polytechnics Canada

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Student Applied Research Showcase, presented by Polytechnics Canada and hosted by BCIT in Vancouver. When we think about research in science, technology, and engineering, we typically don’t think of … Continue reading

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The Internet of Everything, for Everyone

Two significant events took place in Toronto in the last week of October: SmartWeek 2014 and the Toronto Global Forum. SmartWeek 2014 was the inaugural Canadian version of what is becoming a global phenomenon. With the theme of “Innovating the … Continue reading

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To Be Or Not To Be (Ubered) … That’s The Question

“To be or not to be…”, says Prince Hamlet as he considers death and suicide. He laments the pains and unfairness of life but recognizes that the alternative might be still worse. “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be … 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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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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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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Canada: Smart City movement is Taking off

St. Albert Smart City Alliance More and more Canadian communities are reaching for the Intelligent Community movement to provide them with means, tools, and governance that will help them capitalize on the rapidly changing world in which they are trying … Continue reading

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