Paul Duffy

Senior Technical Leader

Enterprise CTO Team / Industrial IoT

A member of the Cisco Enterprise CTO team, Paul is deeply involved with the design and implementation of Cisco's Industrial Internet of Things initiatives including Cisco Resilient Mesh, Cisco LoRaWAN Solution, and Cisco Digital Building / Connected Lighting. Paul's work includes architecture and standards development for Cisco's Substation Automation, Field Area Network, and Low Power WAN efforts. He is currently an active contributor within several Industrial IoT initiatives including Wi-SUN Alliance (co-chair of the the Field Area Network program) and the LoRa Alliance. Previously Paul has lead Cisco contributions within Open Smart Grid, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, Zigbee Alliance, Homeplug Powerline Alliance (chair Netricity PLC), and related IETF work.

His work prior to Cisco IIoT includes mass scale commissioning / management systems for VOIP / high-speed data for cable markets, as well as related standards efforts with CableLabs and IETF. Some of the more "unusual" development projects Paul has lead over the last 20+ years include embedded navigation systems for America's Cup campaigns and Richard Branson's EarthWinds circumnavigation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Computers and Systems from Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute.


September 25, 2013


A Global Standard for Narrowband Power Line Communications

Steep increase in global demand for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Electric Vehicle charging, and Intelligent Street Lighting has spurred interest to implement communications for these Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) applications over currently installed assets.  Narrow Band Power Line Communication  (NB-PLC) addresses this need by providing a communication solution which operates over existing utility distribution networks. […]

Beyond MQTT: A Cisco View on IoT Protocols

A core part of Cisco’s Internet of Everything narrative is the Internet of Things—what we view as the latest wave of the Internet – connecting physical objects in ways that help us analyze and control our environment to provide better safety, comfort, and efficiency. This is not a new concept—RFID was introduced in the late […]

December 11, 2012


Cisco Smart Grid Team Supports Wi-SUN Alliance to Drive Interoperability

Cisco’s Smart Grid Team is excited to support the Wireless Smart Utility Network Alliance (Wi-SUN). Lionel Chocron, vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Connected Energy Networks Business, will be representing Cisco on the Wi-Sun board of directors. Cisco will be joining at the promoter level and the entire team is looking forward to helping […]