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.


October 17, 2014


Join Cisco at Automation Fair 2014

As the seasons change and it turns to autumn, it’s almost that time of year to make plans to attend  Automation Fair.  As always, this event is a ‘can’t miss’ conference for all of you who are in controls, operations or IT for industrial companies.  This year, Automation Fair will be held in the West […]

September 23, 2014


Luxury Appliance Manufacturer Leverages IoE

Earlier this summer, I found myself in Madison, Wisconsin at the headquarters of one of our customers, Sub-Zero.  Sub-Zero is the leading brand of built-in refrigeration and in 2000, acquired the Wolf line of cooking appliances.    Both are the dream brands for anyone undertaking a kitchen remodel or dreaming of one (including my wife!).  The […]

August 4, 2014


Breakaway Business Outcomes across the Manufacturing Value Chain

My colleague Kevin Davenport was quoted in a recent AutomationWorld article “Connecting Expertise along Supply Chain,” highlighting a number of use case scenarios where mobile advisor and remote expert solutions for manufacturing can and have enhanced business performance and outcomes across the supply chain. These improvements include: Greater field service effectiveness and reduce warranty costs—by […]

July 9, 2014


IoT in Action: Food Manufacturing and CPG

Recently, I was able to spend a day with a leading food manufacturer whose products you most likely enjoyed at your Fourth of July barbecue.  I was with this customer to see what they have implemented and help them understand some next steps to leverage IoT to enhance their business. I was pleasantly surprised with […]

June 20, 2014


Imagine the Possibilities with IoT and IoE

Cisco customers have asked me how the Internet of Everything and the Internet of Things are going to affect their everyday life.  My answer:  it can be mind-boggling how interconnected sensors and devices are going to impact our daily lives. Specifically, in the industrial space, I get to work daily with our manufacturing and mining […]

June 11, 2014


An Update on Recent Industry Events and IoT in Manufacturing

It has been a crazy past three weeks with IoT and IoE for myself and also Cisco.  We recently hosted Cisco Live where we had over 25,000 attendees onsite and over 200,000 more attend virtually.  By the end of that week, I felt I had met each and every one and had at least a […]

February 13, 2014


Integration and Customization in Manufacturing: Some Exciting Trends

Recently I wrote about a few real life examples of IDC Manufacturing Insights 2014 Predictions: Worldwide Manufacturing and their Top 10 predictions in two parts.  They can be found: Part 1 and Part 2.  I wanted to continue with this and wrap up the discussions with some additional examples.   Hopefully, this helps illustrate what is […]

February 3, 2014


More Reactions to IDC’s 2014 Manufacturing Predictions- Supply Chains and B2B Commerce

Recently I wrote about a few real life examples of IDC Manufacturing Insights 2014 Predictions: Worldwide Manufacturing and their Top 10 predictions. I wanted to continue with some more examples to illustrate what is happening now and hopefully help you see some real life examples that are already taking place. To follow up with IDC’s […]

January 14, 2014


3D Value Chains: Real Life Observations

Recently my colleague Chet Namboodri in his blog “Predictions 2014: Wager on the Internet of Everything” did a great level set on predictions for 2014 Manufacturing trends.  I want to add some additional comments on what I have been observing in the field and with our customers today. The first IDC prediction described 3D value […]

November 13, 2013


First Day of Automation Fair 2013

Well, the first day of Automation Fair 2013, Rockwell Automation’s (RA) largest user conference, is almost a wrap.  The George Brown Convention Center in Houston was the setting for today’s very busy activities- at the exhibition floor, packed sessions, hand-on demonstrations and industry workshops. As my colleagues Peter Granger and Paul Didier describe in the […]

November 11, 2013


Join Cisco at Rockwell Automation’s Largest User Event

Automation Fair is a can’t miss conference for leading automation, controls, operations and IT professionals.  This year’s event will be held in Houston on the 13th and 14th of this month at the George R. Brown Convention Center. As in previous years, this year’s Automation Fair will again feature industry forums that present examples and […]