I am very pleased to welcome Maciej Kranz to the Manufacturing Blog community.
Maciej is the VP and General Manager of the Connected Industries Group (CIG) here at Cisco.
He drives the vision and strategy for a business unit that’s focused on developing intelligent networks for process and discrete manufacturing, transportation, machine-to-machine communication and connected vehicles.
Before leading CIG, Maciej led other Cisco teams that help to improve the business processes of Cisco customers. He led the efforts across Cisco businesses to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps so that enterprises can conduct business and communicate from anywhere, anytime, and in any way they wish – as Borderless Networks.
Earlier, he was VP of Marketing for the Wireless Networking Business Unit (WNBU). His team established industry-renowned positioning for Cisco with the Cisco Motion strategy and led the transition to 802.11n-based networks.
Maciej also led marketing for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit which he grew to a multi-billion dollar business across enterprise, small business, and Metro Ethernet networks. Read More »
Tags: CIG, Cisco, Connected Industries Group, industrial ethernet, internet of things, Manufacturing
Every year, ARC Advisory Group hosts forums and conferences in major cities around the world. Topics range from automotive, CPG, aerospace, biotech, chemicals, mining, oil and gas and other sectors. The forums allow corporate executives to network with peers and gather industry intelligence.
Cisco is pleased to be highlighting its converged, industrial networking architecture at the seventeenth annual ARC World Industry Forum: “Achieving Breakthrough Performance with New Processes and Technologies”.
This year, that event takes place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida on February 11–14.
Please be our guest at the welcome reception in the Oceans Ballroom on Monday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, courtesy of Cisco and the ARC Advisory Group. Then, Read More »
Tags: ARC, Bob Dean, Brian Uffelman, Cisco, internet of things, Maciej Kranz, Manufacturing, World Industry Forum
Cisco Internet of Things Partner Pavilion
Cisco Live is taking place right now in London, UK Jan 28 – Feb 1, 2013. Located in front of the Internet of Things area on the Borderless Networks section of the Cisco Campus, the Cisco Internet of Things Partner Pavilion brings together a number of Cisco’s flagship industrial partners and demonstrates key technologies and their application in creating real-world solutions.
Partners in this Pavilion are part of an extensive and growing ecosystem highlighting the value they and Cisco can bring to industrial industries such as Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Transportation and Automotive.
Here’s a run down of key Industrial Partners at the IoT Partner Pavilion:
Emerson’s Smart Wireless products and solutions extend PlantWeb predictive intelligence into areas that were previously out of physical or economic reach, opening the door for new possibilities in process improvement. Remote locations, physical obstructions, and the high cost of engineering and integrating new technologies are no longer the barriers they were.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is the global leader in process automation and control solutions and has been a pioneer in these areas for more than 35 years. HPS serves the oil & gas, refining, pulp & paper, power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, life sciences and metals, minerals and mining industries.
PANDUIT is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that help customers optimise the physical infrastructure through simplification, agility and operational efficiency. PANDUIT’s Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) based solutions give enterprises the capabilities to connect, manage and automate communications, computing, power, control and security systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Strong relationships with technology leaders complemented with its global staff and unmatched service and support, make PANDUIT a valuable and trusted partner. Come to our stand to see our cabinets developed with Cisco as well as our HSDT (High Speed Data Transport) solutions.
Redline Communications is a manufacturer of specialized backhaul radios that offer a point-multipoint, Layer-2 IP backbone which connects a Cisco Core network to edge devices in the field. Manufactured for industrial M2M applications and offering reliable performance of over 100 Mbps up to 20 miles in extreme environmental conditions.
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
If you’re visiting Cisco live UK 2013, please visit these Partners!
Tags: #cluk, #CLUS, ciscolive, industrial, Internet of Everything, internet of things, IoE, IoT, london, partners
In a time when the manufacturing industry is in dire need of new employees as more and more baby boomers move to retire, I find it interesting that more than 50 percent of 2011 college graduates are either jobless or underemployed (AP Report). To me the numbers don’t add up. Sure, at first glance, it’s easy to blame the poor economy for the unemployment rate, but try considering reasons beyond that. What are the real reasons many college graduates are unemployed? I don’t necessarily think it’s because there aren’t jobs, because in the manufacturing industry, there are plenty. Some have estimated there are hundreds of thousands of jobs that are going unfilled in manufacturing in the US alone; jobs that are good-paying and that can be the foundation and means for someone to attain their “American Dream”.
As I reflect on this information, a couple of things come to mind. Kids growing up today are expected to go to college and graduate. This is great, but over the past few years, we have seen more and more students going to college without a well thought out career in mind. They all have aspirations to be “successful” and have a “dream job” once they graduate, but many students are never really able to untangle what that dream job looks like. This can lead to four or more years of education along with college debt without a clear career path. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Manufacturing, manufacturing industry, mobility, workforce
I’m delighted to introduce Dan Kern to the Manufacturing Blog!
Dan joined Cisco five years ago and leads the Manufacturing & Energy Industry Sector marketing practice for the Americas.
He focuses on understanding the business needs of Cisco customers and drives engagements that introduce business transforming concepts to lines of business managers and executives. Because of his industry knowledge and contributions, Dan was recently recognized as the “Industry Leader of the Year” by GDS International at the 2012 Next Generation Manufacturing Summit and also received the President’s Award at the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership Summit.
Thanks to his past experience, Dan has an intimate understanding of customer business needs. He has a Six Sigma black belt and held roles in market and customer operations as well as product development. Dan has also held sales, strategy and marketing positions for manufacturing, financial and government institutions.
Dan has degrees in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
We’re looking forward to Dan’s insights and contributions to this Manufacturing blog.
Tags: Americas Field Marketing, Cisco, Dan Kern, Energy, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Next Generation Manufacturing Summit