Douglas Bellin

Global Lead, Industries

Manufacturing and Energy

Douglas has worked mainly in high tech companies throughout his career. While finishing his MBA in International Business and Finance he worked on a project to implement an ERP system for a metals manufacturing company. Immediately following this project he was able to work as the business lead for an SAP installation while also maintaining and designing the ‘new internet’ access and designing the corresponding Internet Website and infrastructure

Douglas joined Brio Software in 1997 as a trainer for customers and business partners. He was quickly made the business manager for all channel partners worldwide, which included building business relationships as well as training the partners in the products. He followed this up with a move to Asia in 2000 to set up and run the South Asia region.

When Brio was purchased in 2003, Douglas decided to stay in Asia and set up the Asia Pacific operation for Cyberguard, an internet security and content filtering company. He grew this business 100% in the one year he was working with them, before they were ultimately purchased.

Douglas then started a small consulting company to help US and European based companies enter the Asia Pacific Marketplace. This included 2 US based companies and 1 European company that entered the Market and was able to reap great success.

Douglas joined Tyco Fire & Security Services Asia in January of 2003 to head up the RFID division for the Asia region. He grew this new and exciting business in 18 months to include 25 different projects and over $2million in revenue. At the same time he was able to help build many key accounts in the region.

Following this Douglas joined Cisco Systems to lead their industrial solutions and product lines for Asia Pacific. This includes working with customers and relevant partners to bring business solutions to the customer base within the Manufacturing and Energy space. Doug moved back to the USA to bring this vision and capability to a role from a global aspect. He has been with Cisco for over 6 years.

Educational background: Douglas has an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago. His MBA is in International Business and Finance. His undergraduate studies are in Economics and Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


February 20, 2017


Smart Manufacturing Rises from the Ashes: Campofrio’s La Bureba Factory

2 min read

Rising from a devastating fire two years ago, Spanish food manufacturer Campofrio’s La Bureba factory has been rebuilt from the ground up to be a state-of the art, innovative, digital food processing facility.

November 8, 2016


Industrial Security: How IT and OT Meet at the Firewall

1 min read

To make our manufacturing sector as competitive as possible, we need to address the skills and knowledge gap, and emphasize the need for more flexible training and e-learning options.

MineXpo Shows No Turning Back for Digital Mining

1 min read

Hear the insights from this year's MineXpo in Las Vegas and see driverless mining trucks.

September 16, 2016


#CiscoChat Recap: How To Guard Your Manufacturing Data

1 min read

Over the last several years, the manufacturing industry has fallen victim to sophisticated cyberattacks. View the recap of our latest #CiscoChat to see how manufacturers can protect their data.

September 7, 2016


Join our #CiscoChat – Secure your Manufacturing Data

2 min read

We’re hosting a #CiscoChat on September 14th at 10AM PDT / 1PM EDT to help manufacturers protect their data.

June 30, 2016


How Manufacturers are Unlocking the Value of Data

4 min read

We explore how manufacturers are approaching digital transformation on a podcast with Scott Lapcewich, Vice President and General Manager of Customer Support and Maintenance for Rockwell Automation.

June 20, 2016


Your Guide to Manufacturing at Cisco Live

1 min read

Check out the top Manufacturing demos and sessions you won’t want to miss at Cisco Live.

April 13, 2016


Making Manufacturing Sustainable – Starting with Our Supply Chain

2 min read

Imagine being able to see your key business metrics in real-time whether you are on the other side of the plant, other side of the country, or the other side of the world.