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Cisco Signs On As Premier Partner For 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

The Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) announced a comprehensive partnership agreement with Cisco that will help make the TORONTO 2015 Games the most connected Pan Am/Parapan Am Games ever.
Cisco has signed on as a Premier Partner and will be involved in all stages of the Games, supporting their planning, delivery and legacy aspects related to productivity, efficiency, collaboration, technology and innovation. Cisco will also customize the design of fan engagement solutions to deliver an unprecedented experience.

“The addition of Cisco significantly strengthens our sponsorship portfolio,” said Ian Troop, TO2015 Chief Executive Officer. “Cisco’s innovative technology and wealth of global sport and entertainment experience—most recently at the Olympic Games in London—will play an integral key role in helping us connect venues in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe during the Games, and help to bring the ‘People’s Games’ directly to the people.”

“At Cisco we see the opportunity to partner with the TORONTO 2015 Games as twofold,” said Nitin Kawale, President, Cisco Canada. “First, to use network technologies to create the most connected, most fan-friendly Pan Am Games ever. Secondly, beyond supporting the sporting event itself, it’s about building a future and investing in the community by leaving a technology legacy that will serve the region long after the Games are over.”

To further the technology legacy vision, Cisco will create a partner ecosystem to support the technology planning and deployment for the Games, providing increased opportunities for solutions providers, system integrators and application developers.