Roland Plett

Industry Lead

Oil & Gas and Mining

Roland leads the Oil & Gas and Mining solutions practice at Cisco Systems. In that role he brings together the products of Cisco and its partners in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries. He loves moving valuable business data from the dirtiest and most hazardous environments on earth to the operator screens and OT applications of Cisco customers. Over the last 25 years Roland has been an active part of the data networking industry including 8 years at Bell Canada and 13 years at Cisco Systems. In the last 5 years Roland has participated in multiple energy and mining infrastructure projects for OT customers around the world. These customers include oil producers, gold mines, and international pipeline companies. His most significant challenges have been designing wireless solutions for autonomous vehicles and bringing together converged secure networks for multiple OT stakeholders. Roland has achieved this by working alongside OT partners who are trusted by OT buyers and may be new to Cisco solutions.


Asset Visibility – Asset Inventory and Security

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New Pipeline Directive Creates Urgency

Cisco has security experts for security assessments, mitigation planning, infrastructure deployment and incident response to address the new TSA Pipeline Security Directive.