Please Welcome Michael Schwarz to the Manufacturing Industry Blog
It is with great pleasure I introduce Michael Schwarz as our latest Manufacturing Industry Thought Leader. Michael has a distinguished career at Cisco and is currently director of automotive EMEA within the global manufacturing practice of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG).
In this role, Michael consults with senior executives from the auto industry looking to capitalize on the transformative power of the Internet for faster innovation, superior customer experience, and new business models.
Michael brings more than 15 years of top management consulting experience and solid industry knowledge to the organization. Before joining Cisco, he was a senior principal with Booz Allen Hamilton based in Munich and Chicago. There, he worked for clients in the automotive, aerospace, industrial goods, and financial services industries. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, he worked at Siemens Nixdorf and ZF Friedrichshafen.
Michael regularly speaks and publishes on Manufacturing topics and also stays in contact with academia, e.g. at University Nuremberg-Erlangen and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.
Most recently, Michael co-authored with Marc Girardot an industry-changing point of view called “Electronics-ization in Automotive: Reinventing the Car Industry Model to Boost Profitable Innovation“ which I encourage you to read.
Michael graduated from the Technical University of Karlsruhe/Germany as an industrial engineer. In addition, he studied economics with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and received a master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine/France.