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.
Congratulations Cisco team! Automation Fair has drawn to a close and we are celebrating a successful event.
It was so great to meet face-to-face with our customers and discuss all of the exciting technologies which are available to the Manufacturing Industry. We were particularly pleased that our customers now recognize Cisco as not only a provider of products, such as routers and switches, but also as a provider of Solutions.
Stay tuned to our blog for all of the in-depth discussion and analysis our team will provide from their experiences at Automation Fair. Please join the conversation and let us know what you thought of what you saw at the event!
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