Speaker Bio

 - Dr. Rick Huijbregts

Dr. Rick Huijbregts

Vice President of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Cisco Canada

As Vice President of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Dr. Rick Huijbregts is responsible for business development, digitization, and Cisco Canada’s Innovation program.

Rick oversees the digital transformation practice for industries with a focus on healthcare, oil and gas, mining, financial services, real estate, manufacturing and education. He is also responsible for Cisco Canada’s smart city strategy, and a frequent speaker on topics of urban digitization, innovation, and disruption. His team includes experts and investments in Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco’s Networking Academy program, the Cisco Canada Innovation Centre, Academic relationships and Research Chairs, Cisco Canada’s $150M Ventures Fund, and it’s Canadian Customer Experience Centre.

For Cisco Canada, Rick and his team fuel and lead the digital transformation of customers, industries, institutions, governments, and ultimately the country.

In previous roles, Rick was responsible for digital transformation for the commercial sales segment for Cisco Americas, and a key stakeholder in business development of Cisco’s real estate sector in the USA, Canada, and the Emerging Markets.