Webinar #5: Cisco’s new Canadian head office transforms the way we work and collaborate

December 2nd 2014 @ 3:00pm EST

Workplace Technology Redesign Lunch and Learn
Webinar #5

Are you as collaborative as you could be? Explore what your office could look like.

According to The Corporate Executive Board report The Future of Corporate IT, 2013-2017, executive managers believe they need at least 20% higher performance from employees to meet business goals. The workspace is changing to meet these requirements.

The Connected Workspace is not an idea, it's a reality!

We can now work from anywhere, anytime, using seamless collaboration technology.

We invite you to participate in an interesting, informative webinar series focused on workplace transformation.  As IT experts, your role is to effectively integrate technology into your workplace.  This series focuses on how to enable closer collaboration among workplace stakeholders by building a holistic workplace strategy that integrates technology AND design.

Webinar 5: Cisco on Cisco: The Toronto Office Example – December 2, 2014 @ 3:00pm EST

Transforming the way we work and collaborate is not something Cisco Canada just talks about … it is something we are undertaking ourselves, right now!

Our new Canadian head office in Toronto will be a prime example of Cisco’s Connected Workplace, which integrates technology, space design and policy to create an environment that will be a great place to work for years to come.

Attend this webinar to learn how Cisco's new head office design will provide a new level of workspace -- one that enhances worker productivity, reduces costs, improves collaboration, minimizes environmental impact and helps attract and retain the best talent.  You’ll also see how the process incorporates the expertise, enthusiasm and great ideas of Cisco employees.

Previous Webinars:

Webinar 1: Creating the Workplace of Tomorrow Featuring Co-Authors of Make Space, March 20, 2014

For our first webinar, we are pleased to welcome Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, Directors at the D.School (Design School) of Stanford University and co-authors of Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. They will share perspectives for how workspace design and technology can be brought together to create environments where teams and individuals communicate, work, play, learn and innovate.

Speakers: Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft are directors of the Environments Collaborative Initiative at Stanford University's d.school - the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Together, they co-authored Make Space, a resource for designing and creating environments to support creative collaboration.

Webinar 2: Evolving Work Styles in the Interconnected Workplace Featuring Mayhew - April 24, 2014

The world of work has evolved through technological advances. This is influencing how companies should be supporting various work styles within the workspace. When designing your office, you need to consider issues like palette of place to provide choice to your workforce; and choosing furniture solutions that complement work styles to enable effective collaboration.

Speakers: Rob Puri and Joan Phillips are executives at Mayhew, an office interior design firm -- a Canadian 50 Best Managed Company and 50 Most Engaged Workplace. They will provide interesting insights into the latest trends and work strategies for the Connected Workplace, and tools and techniques to optimize your office environment and improve efficiency, productivity and your bottom line.

Webinar 3: Connecting Design to Business Success Featuring HOK - May 22, 2014

Effective workspace planning requires understanding the various types of workspaces and new designs you can incorporate to maximize collaboration, facilitate a productive workforce and achieve team and company objectives. In this seminar, you'll learn how to ensure your design considerations foster most effective use of space, and that your collaboration tools are being adopted and successfully incorporated into day-to-day work.

Speaker: As VP Client Strategy for Workplace, Strategic Accounts and Consulting, Lisa Fulford-Roy ARIDO, LEED AP leads HOK teams and collaborates with HOK clients to design innovative, business-aligned workplace solutions. Leveraging HOK services and thought leaders, Lisa partners with clients to solve their increasingly complex challenges, identifies opportunities and strategies for change and designs with the vision of their enterprise in mind. With 20 years of experience in design and project leadership for many of Canada's major corporations, Lisa's leading-edge thinking and integrative approach to design results in holistic client solutions with long long-term benefits to the business, the brand, and the employee experience.

ET Group

ET Group focuses on providing innovative solutions for companies looking to improve their ability to collaborate. The company brings a fresh view to the digital computing world, with communication technologies in Voice, Video and Data that come together seamlessly in today's collaboration spaces.

ET Group manages the video network and is preferred provider for hardware video end-points into the Video Collaboration Network.


Mayhew Group

Since 1982, Mayhew has created incredibly intuitive, collaborative and stunning interior designs for clients across Canada. We've proudly worked on more than 22 million square feet of space, but it's not numbers or statistics that drive us.

The Mayhew Group promise is workspace ingenuity. The future promises cutting-edge interior workspace solutions.



HOK's mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.

Hok's design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.


Project Workplace

The Project Workplace website is a tremendous resource for demonstrating to customers the many ways Cisco can help build collaboration technology into a workplace design.  However, the real value of this tool is helping LoB executives to understand the utilization of rich collaboration technology in the workplace, and examples of it value in use cases.

Learn more about Project Workplace

Cisco Connected Workplace

The Cisco Connected Workplace site gives a variety of multimedia resources peppered with great facts and information on how Cisco has leveraged technology platforms to enhance the human network within Cisco.

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Empower Every Desk with Collaboration

Contact us!

Paul Gragtmans
ET Group
Kevin Janke
Business Development Manager, Collaboration
Cisco Canada
IM/Video: kejanke@cisco.com
Phone: +1 416 306 1583
Mobile: +1 647 992 5313

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Who should Attend

Facilities, Real estate, operations, HR and IT executives


  • Mid Size / Enterprise Business