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.


September 28, 2020


The new direction of IoT

3 min read

Learn more on how enterprises are expanding the automation and digitization of the operational space via the Internet of Things (IoT).

New Cisco Validated Designs offer customers more recipes for IoT success

2 min read

Find out how Cisco IoT product “ingredients” become a “meal” – a complete solution to support all courses of a real-world use case.

HMI 2019: Connecting the Dots

2 min read

Hannover Messe 2019 was packed with manufacturers displaying their quest for industry 4.0 and discussing important topics like network scalability and security.

Five Ways to Connect with Cisco IoT at Hannover Messe

2 min read

If you’re heading to Hannover Messe on April 1 – 5, we encourage you to make time to visit Cisco at Hall 6, Stand F30.

April 28, 2017


Lessons from Hannover Messe: 5 Ways to Leverage IT for Your Industrial Ops

4 min read

At the 2017 Hannover Messe, dozens of manufacturing execs were trying to figure out how to move forward their platforms, teams, and philosophies to enable Industrie 4.0 outcomes at scale.

April 27, 2016


Making the Factory of the Future a Reality with FANUC

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FANUC announced a collaborative effort with Cisco, Rockwell Automation, and Preferred Networks (PFN) to jointly develop the FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system.

November 5, 2015


The Future of Manufacturing in a Connected World: Learn More at Automation Fair

2 min read

Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion around digital disruption in various industries and in particular, how manufacturers need to jumpstart their digital transformation and adopt digital business models.  We think the future of manufacturing in a connected world requires a roadmap as you go thru the journey of becoming a digital manufacturer. Attending educational […]

October 6, 2015


Connected Machines: Reducing Unplanned Downtime and Improving Service

3 min read

Many manufacturers operate at high volumes, and unplanned production downtime is costly. One leading auto manufacturer estimates unplanned downtime in a factory can cost them as much as $20,000 per minute. Often these line down situations are the result of production machine failures that could be avoided if data from the machine was available to […]

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