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Kevin Davenport

Cisco’s Global Solutions Manager

Industrial Intelligence

Kevin Davenport brings over seventeen years of industrial automation and manufacturing leadership to his role as Cisco’s Global Solutions Manager for Industrial Intelligence. He is responsible for creating, driving and delivering Cisco’s integrated and scalable whole offer market and industry strategies for our manufacturing and industrial automation customers.

As a young kid Kevin’s fascination with Lincoln Logs, Legos and Erector sets created a passion to pursue a career in the manufacturing and automation industry. He has worked at Pacific Gas and Electric, Applied Materials, Omron Electronics and Beckhoff Automation where he has engineered, and created marketing and sales strategies for a diverse set of manufacturing and automated applications ranging from discrete machine control to tightly integrated process control systems.

Kevin is looking forward to having open and collaborative dialogue with fellow blog readers who share an interest and passion for creating disruptive technology and applications that will transform the way people connect and build.

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May 30, 2014

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The 2014 Automation Conference – IoE and Beer

The 2014 Automation Conference (TAC) was held March 20-21, 2014 in sunny Chicago (Yes, sunny Chicago!! I made sure to pack some California sunshine for the Windy City) attracted...

March 24, 2014

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Cisco At Hannover Messe 2014

Hannover Messe is once again upon us.  The world's premier industrial technical showcase will be held in Hannover, Germany from April 7-11, 2014.  Last year's faire had a clear focus...

February 26, 2014

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Technology- The Paintbrush Enabling the New Manufacturing Renaissance

Welcome to the New Manufacturing Renaissance driven by a collage of sensors, robots, servers, clouds, tablets, machines, people and …things. The Internet of Everything (IoE) is serving as the canvas that connects and integrates all those “things.”  Over the last few years we have been inundated by industry pundits and scholars predicting the efficiency gains, […]

January 28, 2014

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IoE and KFC – The Possibilities are Endless

Well, 2013 was a whirlwind and the first month of 2014 has flown by with hypersonic speed.  We are definitely living in very unique and interesting times.  As I reflect on the past year, one obvious theme or revelation always comes to the forefront…..technology and the use of it is the common fabric that enables […]

November 14, 2013

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Automation Fair 2013: Industrial IP Advantage

As I blog today from the show floor at Automation Fair in the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, the second day of one of the largest industrial automation events is underway. We have had a lot of traffic and interest in the Industrial IP Advantage booth (#1223). In fact, many booth visitors are asking […]

July 23, 2013

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Industrial IP Advantage the IT and OT Broker

The IT (Information Technology) and the OT (Operational Technology) “worlds” are requiring convergence to meet the growing complexity of a more informed customer driven market. Not only in the technical sense, but also organizationally.  I don’t know about you, but trying to keep up with the alphabet soup of acronymous in one world is difficult enough, but when […]

June 24, 2013

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14.4 Trillion (Reasons!!) To Visit Booth #1558 At 2013 CiscoLIve!

Last week I went to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco…. Swan Oyster.  It’s an old school “dive” with the authentic rustic ambience you would expect from a 100 year old SF oyster bar.  I waited in line for 2 HOURS for four reasons……well 3.8 reasons.  First, you can’t find fresher oysters anywhere, […]

April 11, 2013

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Cisco and ODVA at 2013 Hannover Messe

The buzz this year at Hannover Messe Fair is around "The Integrated Industry".  One of the key technologies that's enabling this convergence is unmodified Ethernet being deployed...