Jason Pates

Manufacturing Lead, Customer Business Transformation

Cisco Consulting Services

Jason Pates leads the Manufacturing, High Tech and Energy verticals for Cisco’s Customer Business Transformation (CBT) consulting practice, located in the Collaboration Technology Group (CTG).  The CBT team comprises a group of experienced business consultants who work with many of the world's leading companies on strategies to leverage Unified Communications and collaboration tools to drive business value through cost savings, increased revenue, improved employee productivity and business processes. Previously a management consultant with both Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture, Jason has focused on client engagements requiring business process reengineering expertise to drive business value and optimize change.  Jason earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Pepperdine University and holds a green belt in DMAIC/Six Sigma business management methodologies.


November 18, 2013


How Collaboration is Increasing Revenue for Manufacturers

4 min read

In my last blog post, I discussed how mobile collaboration is bringing flexibility to the manufacturing industry, offering transformational benefits in a variety of functional areas including R&D, operations, customer service and sales. Today, I want to take a deeper dive into not just how collaboration can reduce cost, but how it offers manufacturers the […]

February 21, 2013


Bringing Flexibility to Manufacturing through Mobile Collaboration

Manufacturing’s evolving workforce has introduced both challenges and opportunities to the manufacturing industry. With the increasing penetration of smartphones and tablets in the workplace, manufacturers are seeking ways to leverage their newly-connected workers to enhance the impact of the enterprise network and adapt to the needs of its employees and customers. The reasoning is simple. […]