Author Archives: Ron Dekker

About Ron Dekker

Ronald J. Dekker is an Executive Sales and Business Development Leader at Cisco Systems Canada. Dekker also serves as Board Chairman at X2O | Media and as Director at Esna Technologies. Before Cisco, Ron was CEO of Connex (formerly Cygnal Technologies), Canada's leading independent provider of wired and wireless communications networks. Ron previously served as VP Alliances & Business Development for Tandberg, the #1 global video communications company where he identified and engaged new market opportunities that delivered the Company's next generation of innovation and growth (before the Company was sold to Cisco). Prior to Tandberg, Ron founded and served as CEO and Director of OneConnect, Canada's first and market-leading IP services provider. Prior to OneConnect, Ron was President & CEO of Ericsson Wireless Internet and before that, President of Williams Communications Canada (WilTel/TTS) which he grew profitably before selling to Telus. Ron has extensive global experience in telecommunications markets, specific skills in management and strategic planning, and a proven track record of delivering strong leadership and profitability. Ron is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a charter member of the Academy of Technology CEOs (AceTech), volunteered for 6 rewarding years on the Board of Directors for the Children's Aid Foundation ( and currently volunteers as Event Chair for Community Rocks ( to raise necessary funding in support of intellectually handicapped people at Community Living Toronto. Cisco most recently appointed Dekker as Executive Lead for their Premier ICT sponsorship of the TO2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. Ronald J. Dekker est un cadre supérieur des ventes et de l'expansion des affaires au sein de Cisco Canada. Il siège aussi en tant que président du conseil d'administration de X2O | Media et que directeur d'Esna Technologies. Avant de grossir les rangs de Cisco, Ron était chef de la direction de Connex (anciennement Cygnal Technologies), le premier fournisseur indépendant de réseaux de communication filaires et sans fil au Canada. Auparavant, il a joué le rôle de vice-président aux alliances et à l'expansion des affaires au sein de Tandberg, principale société internationale de communications vidéo, où il a précisé et tiré profit de nouvelles occasions de marché qui ont généré la prochaine génération d'innovation et de croissance de l'entreprise (avant que la compagnie ne soit vendue à Cisco). Avant cela, Ron a mis sur pied OneConnect, fournisseur de services IP chef de file numéro un au Canada, où il était chef de la direction et administrateur. Auparavant, il était président et chef de la direction d'Ericsson Wireless Internet et avant cela, président de Williams Communications Canada (WilTel/TTS), dont il a accru le chiffre d'affaires avant de vendre la société à Telus. Ron possède une vaste expérience mondiale des marchés des télécommunications et des compétences particulières en gestion et en planification stratégiques. Il a une feuille de route exemplaire en matière de leadership et de rentabilité. Ron est un membre de Young Presidents Organization (YPO) et un membre originaire de l'organisme Academy of Technology CEOs (AceTech). Il a fait du bénévolat pendant six années enrichissantes au sein du conseil d'administration de la Fondation de l'aide à l'enfance ( et occupe actuellement le poste bénévole de président de l'événement pour l'organisme Community Rocks (, qui vise à recueillir les fonds nécessaires au soutien de personnes présentant des déficiences intellectuelles à Community Living Toronto. Cisco a récemment nommé Ron au poste de cadre supérieur en chef de sa commandite Premier ICT des Jeux panaméricains/parapanaméricains de Toronto 2015.

The Countdown is on! One Year Countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games!

Nathan Phillips Square will come alive with an exciting festival on Friday, July 11 as we kick off celebrations marking one year to go until the start of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. The festival will begin Friday, July 11 at 11:45am … Continue reading

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How the ‘Fantastic Four’ united to become the winners of the President’s Innovation Challenge!

The Presidents Innovation Challenge took place on January 11th, 2014 at Sheridan College. The challenge invited Sheridan College students from multiple disciplines to participate in an initiative aimed at developing a new innovation that will help build smart connections and enhanced … Continue reading

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President’s Innovation Challenge – Making a difference today, for tomorrow!

I am proud to announce that Cisco is the Premier Partner and the Official Information and Communications Technology Provider of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games!  The Games will take place from July 10th – July 26th and August … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go! Cisco and the Toronto International Track and Field Games

Cisco is proud to support amateur sport in the communities across Canada in which we live, work, learn and play. Sport excites us, and perhaps unlike anything else, can deliver the moments we remember for a life time. We remember … Continue reading

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How Bank of Montreal is demonstrating true transformation in Canadian banking

It’s always a great pleasure for me to report true customer transformation, particularly when a ‘big five’ Canadian bank goes public about a successful innovation to their client experience. Operational for over a year now, Bank of Montreal (BMO) leads … Continue reading

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Cisco Deploys TelePresence Technology at CIGI Campus – Connecting Ontario Universities to Ottawa Policy Makers

Cisco recently participated in the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) campus in Waterloo. While we were delighted to deploy a Cisco core technology infrastructure at CIGI, connecting the campus to Canada’s policy makers in … Continue reading

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Cisco and Rogers Cup Partner to Serve Fans a Winner!

Back on August 4th,  Cisco Canada’s Jeff Seifert blogged about our upcoming plans to enable spectators, journalists and players to be in two places at once at the Rogers Cup with the use of our TelePresence technology. With the entire sports … Continue reading

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