Neil Heller

Manufacturing Industry Solutions


Neil leads large Cisco customers in identifying, quantifying, and realizing transformative value-based disruptive solutions. He is an experienced senior executive, passionate entrepreneur, and evangelist, having built, sold, and managed global enterprise software, IoE/T, wireless, and RFID businesses in the ERP, supply chain, CRM, MES, PLM, and RTLS (Real Time Location Services) markets to Manufacturing, Electronics/Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Automotive, Mining, and Aero & Defense verticals. Prior to joining Cisco, Neil was the Chief Executive Officer at Tagit Solutions, a Mobile Enterprise IoT software company. Before Tagit, Neil served in executive roles at AeroScout, later acquired by Stanley Black & Decker, including Vice President of Global Sales, Vice President of Strategic Growth, and Vice President of North America & Asia Pacific Sales. Prior to AeroScout, Neil held management and senior management positions at Purisma, PTC, Brooks Automation, Vigilance, Wisdomware, and FASTech Integration.

Neil attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Neil resides in the Silicon Valley with his wife and children. He strives for a healthy life style including both physical fitness and mindfulness practices. Neil rides road and mountain bikes and swims in pools and open water. He volunteers with the PATHSTAR.org Alcatraz Swim Program and the Palo Alto VA Hospital’s Double Vision Tandem Cycling program.

Contact: neheller@cisco.com


June 4, 2019


Work Where You Need to Be

Ask anyone who’s spent their career in manufacturing, and they will confirm everything happens on the manufacturing floor. Operators run tools to make parts on the shop floor. Maintenance technicians...

March 20, 2019


Connecting Workers in the Factory – Driving Productivity via Real-Time Access to Data and Collaboration

Connecting factory workers with remote experts and data will completely change the way we solve problems, make decisions, and work as a team within our industrial environments.

June 18, 2018


The Factory: A Living Organism for Wireless and Mobility

We live in a wireless world. We almost never plug our computers into a network. Our mobile phones and tablets provide constant connectivity. Some of us wear health tracking devices...

February 8, 2018


Manufacturing mobility: Data, voice, video, and location

Manufacturers use wireless to increase margins, reduce cycle times, enable lean, and improve equipment productivity. While pervasive wireless connects sensors, tools, robots, AGVs, and RFID devices, it also enables mobility....

June 27, 2017


Cisco Culture in Four Hashtags

Employee Neil H. shares why he loves Cisco Culture in four hashtags from around the Cisco universe.

February 16, 2017


Come Together: Cost Savings Unite IT and Operations

IT and OT use many of the same terms; however, they do not speak the same language. Our research shows not only do IT and OT not speak the same language, each organization prioritizes the same terms in the opposite order of each other.

October 25, 2016


The risk of doing nothing

Manufacturers are increasingly being targeted not just by traditional malicious actors such as hackers and cyber-criminals, but by competing companies and nations engaged in corporate espionage. See how to protect your company.

June 21, 2016


Getting a Single Source of Truth for Your Data

There’s never been a better time to stop watching your data and allow dashboards and mobile interfaces to tell you when to take action.