Patrick Grossetete

Distinguished Engineer, Technical Marketing

Industrial IOT Networking

Patrick Grossetete is a Distinguished Engineer, Technical Marketing, working on field communication architecture and design (IEEE 802.15.4g/e RF, IEEE 1901.2a PLC, LoRaWAN, IPv6, IP routing, 6LoWPAN, RPL,...) in Cisco Industrial IOT Networking business group and joined Cisco through its acquisition of Arch Rock. At Arch Rock, he was Director of Product Management and Customer Solutions, focusing on IPv6-based wireless sensor network technology for smart grid, energy and environmental optimization applications.

Previously, Patrick led a product management team at Cisco, responsible for a suite of Cisco IOS software technologies, including IPv6 and IP Mobility. Patrick is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events, including the IPv6 Forum, which he joined in 1999 as a Cisco representative. Patrick also acts as reviewer on European Commission sponsored projects (GEANT, ENVIROFI).

Patrick is coauthor of the books “IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things”, “Global IPv6 Strategies” and “Deploying IPv6 Networks” published by Cisco Press as well as several white papers, such as “Unified Field Area Network architecture for Distribution Automation (2014)” and “IPv6 architecture for Field Area Networks (2012)”. In June 2003, he received the "IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award" at the San Diego summit and is an IPv6 Forum Fellow. Before to joining Cisco in 1994 as a Consulting Engineer, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as a consulting engineer and was involved with network design and deployment. He received a degree in computer science from the Control Data Institute, Paris, France.


June 22, 2020


IoT and the Network: What is the future?

3 min read

How will you securely manage billions of IoT devices on your network? The 2020 Global Networking Trends Report provides the insight you need to understand the impact IoT devices will have on the network today and in the future.

March 18, 2020


Testing Wi-Fi 6, private LTE, and soon, 5G — with the help of robots

2 min read

See how Cisco tested Wi-Fi 6 and Private LTE for an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) in a warehouse setting to determine both feasibility as well as reliability of the wireless signal.

February 26, 2019


What does 5G look like for Industrial IoT?

2 min read

The next big thing in wireless is almost here. 5G mobile technology will soon be available, bringing the promise of compelling new uses cases and capabilities to transform IIoT.

Industrial IoT Routers & Gateways – Under the Hood of IPsec VPN

2 min read

Today, industrial IoT routers and gateways not only connect remote devices and users to central operation centers, they may also process and report data in the context of a fog computing architecture.

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