A very warm welcome to David Bell, Industry Solutions Consultant Architect, to the Manufacturing Industry Blog!
David is a Cisco Consulting Solutions Architect, and has a wealth of experience with a number of industries: he works in a global consultancy role at Cisco working closely with customers to deliver innovative industrial networking solutions. David has extensive experience in Manufacturing, Utilities, Mining and Transportation industries.
He started his career as a network trouble-shooter for the Finance industry, working with legacy TDM and X.25 networks before moving into the IP world. David then progressed to managing teams of engineers responsible for the design and implementation of secure networks for financial environments. This culminated in a project management role responsible for the provision of a global IP network infrastructure to support the delivery of live broadcast audio and video.
Looking for a new challenge, David applied his technical skills to the sales world and joined Cisco in 2007 as a pre-sales engineer. He has worked with a variety of end customers in the Finance, Professional Services, Manufacturing and Utilities industries, helping support and realize their network transformation aspirations.
David now works in a global consultancy role working closely with customers to deliver innovative industrial networking solutions not only in the manufacturing (discrete) and utilities industries, but also the mining and process industries, together with the transportation sectors as mentioned earlier.