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Paul Didier

Solution Architect

Manufacturing Industry

Paul Didier is an Solutions Architect Manager for Cisco® System’s Industries Product Group (IPG). He is responsible for developing solutions for the Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Transportation and Utilities verticals including Automotive, Oil & Gas, Mining and other sub-verticals.

Paul represents Cisco at the Open Device Vendor Association’s (ODVA) Technical Review Board, the OPC Foundation, the AVnu Alliance and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). He has over 25 years of industry experience.

Paul authored the Cisco and Rockwell Automation Converged Plant-wide Ethernet (CPwE) Design and Implementation guide, a Cisco Validated Design (CVD). Paul works extensively with key Automation and Control partners such as BoschRexroth, Rockwell Automation, National Instruments, Honeywell, Emerson, Yokogawa, Schneider Electric and General Electric.

Prior to joining Cisco, Paul was an IT Infrastructure expert at Accenture for 16 years and an IT Manager for SAP for 2 years. He has extensive experience working for Manufacturing, Retail and Financial Services clients. He has developed and deployed large enterprise IT applications on a global scale.

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November 19, 2019

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Manufacturing: Secure networks to cell/area zone

Strictly speaking, threats to manufacturers’ security isn’t a new phenomenon. For several years, factories have fallen prey to security breaches – experiencing everything from brief production disruptions to significant business impacts. Known incidents in 2017 cost manufacturers more than $10 billion in reported losses. Not surprisingly, security has emerged as a board-level concern for nearly […]

Three Challenges to Accelerating Industry 4.0

Manufacturers recognize the value of Industry 4.0 and pushing the Internet to the edges of their production environments. It unlocks data and data-driven insights that fuel productivity and trim costs.

January 30, 2019

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

Cisco’s Industrial Automation Solution Brings Digitization to Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Utilities and Mining

Cisco announces industrial automation solutions to digitize production environments using IE3x00 switches for manufacturing, oil & gas, utilities, and mining