Wayne Cuervo

Director of Innovation

Cisco Canada

Wayne Cuervo is the Director of Innovation at Cisco Canada, responsible for leading Cisco Toronto Innovation Center to bring programming that accelerates innovation across our key vertical industries. Cisco Innovation Centres, located around the world, inspire and showcase local innovation and development. The first of its kind in North America, Cisco Toronto Innovation Center helps organizations improve business outcomes by integrating, creating, testing and validating IoE solutions.

Wayne is an avid movie lover and was a co-host, for one season, of a television show discussing and examining films, their themes and filmmaker intent.


April 18, 2023


How Technology Innovation is Upending the Finance Industry

4 min read

The finance industry may not seem like a prime candidate for technological innovation but today it is actually a case study in innovative solutions. We take a look at five examples spread across different subsegments of the financial services industry.

June 6, 2019


Fast, Flexible and Non-Linear – Hiring for Innovation

4 min read

Hiring for innovation requires managers to recognize candidates with unique, intangible skills. Wayne Cuervo shares three key attributes for building talented teams of innovators at Cisco's Toronto Innovation Centre.

January 24, 2019


Innovation and Superheroes: The Importance of Origin Stories

5 min read

Superheroes and innovators. While the two may seem vastly different, in many ways, the origin stories of superheroes parallel the narratives of history’s greatest innovations, including today’s amazing digital solutions.

February 1, 2018


Turning on the Smart Lights of Innovation

2 min read

With power over Ethernet and efficient, color tunable LED bulbs, the Cisco Toronto Innovation Center’s partnership with Deltavation replaces old fluorescent lamps with IoT-connected Smart Lights.

September 26, 2017


How is Your Organization Intersecting with IoT?

3 min read

At the Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre, we’re always looking to the future, including how the Internet of Things (IoT) industry is transforming.

August 2, 2017


Will Your Company Follow and Fail—Or Lead and Succeed?

2 min read

Digital transformation isn’t going to stop and it provides many benefits. But only if your company takes action. Follow and fail—or move now to increase your chances of thriving in the digital era. The choice is yours.

April 20, 2017


Toronto Innovation Centre: An Insider’s View of Innovation

2 min read

The Toronto Innovation Centre answers the question on everyone’s mind: What is innovation and how can your organization make it happen in today’s digital world?

January 26, 2017


Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre hosts a weekend of FinTech hacking with TD

2 min read

How does IoT and financial technologies go together? Wayne Cuervo from our Toronto Innovation Center explains.