How Cisco will tackle federal Telepresence mandate

SAN DIEGO – The decision by the Canadian government to make Telepresence a strategic priority was certainly not lost on Cisco. In fact, Cisco Canada quickly released a statement of support for including Telepresence as a priority in the recent federal budget.

But how is Cisco gearing up to help its Canadian channel partners realize the opportunity that’s likely to come from the government’s focus on Telepresence? I put that question to a trio of the company’s top leadership, including CEO John Chambers, EVP of worldwide sales (and Canadian) Rob Lloyd, and COO Gary Moore during a press session with channel press during the company’s Partner Summit here Tuesday afternoon.

Lloyd discusses how the company will work to make sure the mandate becomes a reality, while Chambers details the momentum the company is seeing with its partners in the Telepresence sphere.


Robert Dutt

Robert Dutt is the founder and head blogger at He has been covering the Canadian solution provider channel community for a variety of publications and Web sites since 1997.