Cisco focused on creating "most connected" Pan and Parapan American Games in 2015
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
August 29 - Networking equipment giant Cisco was today been unveiled as a Premier Partner for the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games – with a mission to deliver the most connected and fan-friendly event ever.
The tie-up sees Cisco serve as the exclusive official information and communications technology provider delivering voice, video and data technologies.
The United States-based company – the third major sponsor to sign up after Lead Partner CIBC and fellow Premier Partner Chevrolet – will support the planning, delivery and legacy aspects of the event.
It will build an end-to-end network infrastructure for the Games as well as offer customised Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and StadiumVision solutions to help fans fully enjoy the Games experience.
Cisco's video and collaboration technologies will also enable Toronto 2015 to engage with sponsors, partners, suppliers and volunteers.
Cisco has experience of backing major multi-sport events as an official sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
"At Cisco we see the opportunity to partner with the Toronto 2015 Games as two-fold," said Nitin Kawale, President of Cisco Canada.
"Firstly, to use network technologies to create the most connected and fan-friendly Pan Am Games ever.
"Secondly, 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."
"The addition of Cisco significantly strengthens our sponsorship portfolio," said Toronto 2015 chief executive Ian Troop.
"Cisco's innovative technology and wealth of global sport and entertainment experience will play an integral role in helping us connect venues in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe [area of Ontario] during the Games, and help to bring the 'People's Games' directly to the people."
The Games will draw 10,000 athletes and officials participating in 48 sports in venues across Greater Golden Horseshoe.
The Pan American Games will take place from July 10 to 26 and the Parapan American Games from August 7 to 14.