Cisco Canada’s Innovation Centre strategy with Wayne Cuervo [Podcast]

Wayne Cuervo, head of Cisco's Toronto innovation centre

Wayne Cuervo, head of Cisco’s Toronto innovation centre

Cisco’s network of Innovation Centres may be one of its best-kept secrets for its channel partners. In locations around the world — including at Cisco Canada headquarters in downtown Toronto — the networking giant works with ISVs and other solution partners to craft cutting edge new ideas to address the digital transformation agendas of today and tomorrow in a variety of industries.

In this edition of the Podcast, we get in depth with Wayne Cuervo, the man who heads up the Toronto Innovation Centre.

We discuss:

  • the history of the Innovation Centre network at Cisco;
  • how the Innovation Centres work;
  • with whom the Centres crafts its solutions offerings;
  • some examples of the current offerings being shown off at the Toronto Innovation Centre around digital campus for higher learning.
  • how the Innovation Centres connect Cisco ISV and other solution partners with its channel community; 
  • how Cisco channel partners who are crafting their own intellectual property for repeatable solutions can get a boost from the Innovation Centres; and
  • what’s coming up next for the Toronto Innovation Centre.

All that and more in this edition of the Podcast.

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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. 

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