350 Students and 150 Days: I CAN Develop and the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

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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!

I CAN Develop event 2 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?

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With the Internet of Everything, Canadian Banks Can Drive a New Level of Customer Engagement — and Profitability

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For financial services institutions, the battle to acquire new customers and increase business with existing clients centers on customer engagement. A superior engagement, differentiated experience, and sense of distinctive value at all points of interaction with customers (and potential customers), is key.

With more Canadians seeking to fulfill their service needs through mobile and other digital channels, Canadian financial institutions must ensure that their operations, distribution, and delivery models are digitized to produce the highest value to customers. The way to do that is through the Internet of Everything (IoE), the networked connection of people, process, data, and things.

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Partner Summit Montreal: C’est formidable!

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Cisco is gearing up for our annual Partner Summit Conference, taking place April 27 – 30. This year, the Canadian team is especially pumped up because it’s taking place in Montreal, the first time in Montreal  with the last one held in Canada in Vancouver in 2005.

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April 21, 2015


Stocks gapped up at the open but quickly reversed course. The Dow is currently off 32 pts and the SPX is up .11 %. The Nasdaq and biotechs are leading the way with solid gains in early trading. WTI crude oil is trading up modestly around $56.50/barrel this morning but energy stocks are trading lower. Utilities are in the red again today and are the worst performing sector year-to-date. Bonds are lower on the day as yields rise. The 5-year Treasury yield is up to 1.34% and the 10-year is up to 1.91%.

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson says he forecasts lower oil prices over the next several years, so “people need to settle in.” He wonders if oil will react the same way natural gas prices did after the shale-gas boom greatly increased supply back in 2007-2008. Indeed, we keep hearing about falling rig counts, but production levels in the…

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