Paul Schottmiller

Senior Partner

Global Retail and Consumer Products Cisco Consulting Services, IBSG

Paul Schottmiller is a leader in Cisco’s IBSG strategic consulting practice responsible for delivering consulting services to high value Cisco customers, developing and marketing Cisco’s retail and consumer products industry thought leadership, and managing operational elements of the practice.  .

As part of IBSG, Schottmiller works with many of the world’s leading companies in business and technology strategies, transformational organizational change, and innovative solutions that drive growth and profitability.

With more than 20 years of focused retail and consumer products experience, Schottmiller has worked across the global supply chain, from consumer to raw material supplier. He has formulated business strategies, redesigned processes and organizations, developed innovative solutions, and directly managed major IT transformations.  

Schottmiller is a frequent speaker and author on retail and consumer products technology topics (@RetailForesight)

Before joining IBSG, Schottmiller was a Senior Partner at Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA) in its Technology Innovation and Enablement Practice.

Schottmiller earned an Undergraduate Degree from Syracuse University in Information Systems and Statistics, a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Boston University, an Executive Certification in Exponential Technologies from Singularity University and is a certified Instructor for Managing Major Organizational Change.


April 28, 2014


How Retail’s New “4 P’s of Performance” Will Transform the Industry

3 min read

Retail success has always been about delivering on the “4 Rs”: getting the Right products to the Right place at the Right time and for the Right price. While that success formula remains valid, technology-enabled advancements promise to disrupt how — and how well — retailers will be able to deliver on each element. “Omnichannel” […]

March 19, 2013


How Big Data Will Save the Physical Store

3 min read

Reports of the physical retail store’s death have been greatly exaggerated. As a recent survey from the Cisco® Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) found, 93 percent of products sold in the United States are still bought in brick-and-mortar locations. And while technology has upended many product categories and more than a few individual retailers, it […]