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Bryan Tantzen

Senior Director

Manufacturing Solutions

Bryan Tantzen, a Senior Director at Cisco Systems, leads the Manufacturing Vertical for the Internet of Things Technology Group.  In this role, Bryan drives manufacturing industry solution development, lighthouse customer engagements and strategic partnerships to help innovative manufacturers transform their businesses and meet business requirements ranging from increased factory automation to big data.

Mr. Tantzen has been with Cisco for 10 years and previously led Collaboration Market Development and the Customer Business Transformation (CBT) team.  Bryan’s team helped hundreds of the world’s leading companies drive increased revenues and cost takeout using collaboration technologies.  In Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), he led business transformation focused engagements in the High Technology, Semiconductor, and Contract Manufacturing industries.

Prior to Cisco, Bryan worked at McKinsey & Company, and he was also Vice President of the High Tech Business Unit for i2 Technologies (providing Supply Chain Management and Factory Planning enterprise software) where he led global deployments, consulting, and solutions.  At McKinsey & Company, Mr. Tantzen worked with industrial clients on strategy, process improvement, and growth initiatives.

Mr. Tantzen holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University.  He is fluent in Japanese and has worked in France, Germany, Korea, Japan, and Mexico in addition to the United States.

Articles

The Internet of Things and the Future of Business

As SAP says, the trends reshaping your world will ultimately transform the way you do business.  Today, Cisco and SAP join together to deliver their visions for the Internet of Things (IoT) at SAP’s signature conference in New York:  Conversations on the Future of Business.  Bryce Barnes, Solution Leader, Internet of Things, Cisco, and Patrick […]

November 26, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Business Scenarios for a Connected Factory

In a recent blog post, Tony Shakib, VP of the IoT Business Unit here at Cisco, described how the “Road to the Connected Factory is made Easier” with some enhancements to validated designs and network guides.  At the Cisco booth at the SPS/IPC/Drives Industrial tradeshow in Nuremberg this week, we are showcasing some specific scenarios […]