Smart + Connected in Canada: An Intelligent Communities TweetChat

If you have been following the building and technology industry the past few years, it will come as no surprise to hear that Canada is a leader in smart cities. From coast to coast – literally – from Fredericton to Magog to Toronto to Stratford to Edmonton to Vancouver – Canadian cities and businesses are deploying some of the most advanced building systems in the world.


Update: Please find the full transcript from the Intelligent Communities TweetChat via Storify. 

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We must be doing something right. And we’d like to talk to you about it.

Join me and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for a discussion about Canada, intelligent communities and technology on Friday, December 6 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT.  Taking place entirely on Twitter, we will be joined by Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran, Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside, City of St. Albert Strategic and Intergovernmental Initiatives Manager Travis Peter and Federation of Canadian Municipalities Past-President Berry Vrbanovic in this interactive conversation.

But there are more voices in this discussion than ours. Follow #CdnMuni on Friday, December 6 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT to monitor the conversation, or join the discussion by submitting your questions to FCM, Berry, Brad, Travis, Brenda and me by using #CdnMuni in your tweets.

Friday, December 6 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT

To follow the chat, search for #CdnMuni in your favourite Twitter application or third-party client.

To participate in the chat, join the conversation by including #CdnMuni in your tweets.

-The chat will be moderated by @CiscoCanada
-Rick Huijbregts, VP of Business Transformation for Cisco Canada (@CiscoSCRE)
-The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (@FCM_Online)
-Mayor Brenda Halloran, Mayor, Waterloo (@MayorBrenda)
-Mayor Brad Woodside, Mayor, Fredericton (@BradWoodside)
-Travis Peter , City of St. Albert Strategic and Intergovernmental Initiatives Manager (@travis_peter15)
-Berry Vrbanovic, Ward 2 Councillor, Kitchener, and Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (@berryonline)

I encourage all of you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to talk to Canadian municipal leaders on December 6th.

About Rick Huijbregts

Rick Huijbregts is Vice President of Industry Transformation where he is responsible for Cisco Canada’s IoE strategy and industry business development. The members of his team are industry subject matter experts and each engage in the transformation of their respective industries (healthcare, oil and gas, financial services, education, real estate, and industrial sector). Huijbregts is also General Manager for Cisco Canada’s Smart + Connected Communities practice, including Smart + Connected Real Estate. Huijbregts holds construction and architecture degrees from Tilburg Polytechnic University and Delft University in the Netherlands, and a doctorate from Harvard University. Huijbregts is currently a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education where he teaches classes on Smart Buildings and Smart Cities. He also serves on several boards of Canadian academic institutions and not-for-profits. Rick Huijbregts est vice-président de la transformation sectorielle dont les responsabilités comptent la stratégie de l’internet multidimensionnel et le développement commercial du secteur industriel de Cisco Canada. Les membres de son équipe sont tous des experts dans différents domaines et œuvrent à la transformation de leurs secteurs d’activité respectifs (santé, énergie, services financiers, enseignement, immobilier et industrie). Huijbregts est également directeur général du segment des communautés intelligentes et connectées, dont le volet immotique des immeubles intelligents et connectés de Cisco Canada. M. Huijbregts est titulaire de diplômes en construction et architecture de l’université Tilburg Polytechnic et de l’université Delft aux Pays-Bas ainsi que d’un doctorat de l’université Harvard. Il est actuellement professeur de Harvard à la faculté d’études supérieures pour les cadres en aménagement urbain où il donne des cours sur la gestion intelligente des immeubles et des villes. Il siège également à plusieurs conseils d’administration d’universités et d’organismes à but non lucratif.
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