Randal Kenworthy

Director, Business Transformation

Manufacturing - CPG and Life Sciences Industry Lead

Randal Kenworthy is a Director in Cisco’s Business Transformation team, leading the CPG and Life Sciences vertical practices. Mr. Kenworthy has over twenty years of management and consulting experience focusing on strategic planning, product strategy, market research, business process re-engineering, and systems implementation. He has both broad and deep consulting experience working for clients in the CPG, Life Sciences and High-tech manufacturing industries across multiple geographies including Europe, South America and Asia.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Kenworthy has advised four primary stakeholders:

• CIOs: Designing, measuring and delivering IT solutions to improve profitability

• VP Engineering: Helping optimize R&D and Product Development Lifecycles

• VP Manufacturing: Developing next generation manufacturing plant strategies and architectures

• VP Marketing: Understanding market opportunities and developing product strategies

Prior to Cisco , Randal was a founder and Practice Leader for Wipro’s Product Strategy & Architecture (PSA) Practice responsible for driving global growth and delivery. In this role, Mr. Kenworthy was responsible for identifying, selling and delivering strategy and technology consulting projects to Global Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Kenworthy was also a global leader for Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice and a systems analyst for Hewitt Associates.

Mr. Kenworthy received his MBA from Yale University, and his BA from the Carroll School of Management - Honors Program at Boston College


December 20, 2016


Three Things I Learned in Mexico

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As I fly back from a few days visiting manufacturing facilities in Mexico, I wanted to share three things I learned on the trip.

June 16, 2015


Digital Disruption for Life Sciences: Rx for Transformation

2 min read

Co-authored with Ibrahim Khalid According to a recent BMI study, R&D investments in Pharmaceuticals, places Life Sciences as a leader on the list of global ‘outperforming industries’. This may not be a surprise considering the confluence of factors from the global aging populations to the shift to value and outcomes as well as a highly […]

December 18, 2014


IoT in Action – Connectivity in Fire & Safety

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a profound impact connecting buildings and industrial networks to IT environments. By linking your industrial sensors, robotics, trucks, and other equipment with your enterprise applications, through the Internet of Things (IoT), companies have better visibility into what’s happening in the environment. More importantly, these companies can more quickly […]

October 24, 2014


Improving R&D Through Remote Visualization

4 min read

Authors: Randal Kenworthy and Doug Wycoff Innovation in manufacturing comes from many sources.   One of the core and traditional sources is the research and development (R&D) function within a manufacturing organization.   However, the requirements and traditional processes within those functions are changing. Manufacturers are beginning to see an increase in the amount of collaborative R&D […]

September 29, 2014


Plant Floor Virtualization: A Transformative Technology

3 min read

What is the current state of your plant’s floor? You might be using a mix of PCs and plant floor equipment (human-machine interface, or HMI) from a variety of manufacturers, installed over many years. Your PCs might even include software from numerous developers, created on different operating systems, and using different versions. Put simply, the […]