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Maciej Kranz

Vice President and General Manager

Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

Maciej Kranz brings 25 years of business and management experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Technology Group. Kranz leads an effort focused on identifying and capitalizing on major technology market disruptions, shaping and amplifying Cisco technology strategy, and conducting technology due diligence for potential investments/acquisitions.

Prior to this role, Kranz drove the vision, strategy and P&L for a new hyper-growth business unit focused on Internet of Things. As General Manager, Connected Industries Group, he built a 220-person team and $250M business from the ground up in 18 months. He relentlessly evangelized the business across the company to establish the Internet of Things as a major Cisco initiative.

As VP Borderless Networks, Kranz led the efforts across Cisco businesses of defining, prioritizing, and delivering Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps. Cisco networks enabled enterprises to conduct business and communicate from anywhere, anytime, and in any way they wish – as Borderless Networks.

With his tenure as VP of Marketing for the Wireless Networking Business Unit (WNBU), Kranz drove business and product strategy for business-class indoor and outdoor wireless and mobility offerings.

Kranz also led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit, which he grew to a multi-billion dollar business across enterprise, small business, and Metro Ethernet networks.

Prior to Cisco, Kranz held various management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he was instrumental in the strategy, development and expansion into new markets of 3Com’s $1B Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) product line. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation in International Marketing.

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September 10, 2018

INNOVATION

Open Standards and New Technologies Will Accelerate the Internet of Things

To flourish, IoT needs a supporting cast of technologies —from analytics to blockchain—as well as an industry-wide shift to open standards, which allow these technologies to interoperate.

Announcing the First Project Workbook for IoT

Announcing the release of “Building the Internet of Things – A Project Workbook,” a 15-step process on everything needed to identify, plan, roll out and evaluate your IoT project.

February 12, 2018

INNOVATION

IoT for Good: How the Internet of Things is Transforming Our World for the Better

Increasingly, the transformative power of the Internet of Things is making our world a better place. From reducing city pollution to creating smarter crop management practices and more sustainable energy, IoT is helping to advance economic and social benefits.

January 25, 2018

INNOVATION

The Internet of Things: 5 Predictions for 2018

This could be the year when enterprise IoT projects finally move beyond merely automating existing business processes, to truly transforming industries.

January 3, 2018

INNOVATION

New-Gen Technologies Make IoT Transformational

Is IoT the driving force for digital transformation? Only when it’s combined with AI, fog computing, and blockchain.

December 14, 2017

INNOVATION

Why We’re Still Just Getting Started on the IoT Journey

After a dozen years on the IoT journey, the industry is beginning to gain momentum. Maciej Kranz reflects on barriers to business transformation and the changes taking shape.

November 15, 2017

INNOVATION

7 Ways IoT is Reshaping the Internet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fundamentally reshaping the Internet as we know it. Maciej Kranz explains the transformation and its implications for your business strategies.

June 13, 2017

INNOVATION

Are IoT Technologies Making the Grade?

Cloud, fog, analytics, AI, blockchain and drones—how do YOU grade the state of IoT technologies today?