March 7, 2013


Security, IoT and Risk Management for Industrial Networking

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Isn't it great to meet your respected peers all in one place to share ideas on improving industrial business performance? Executives, engineers, developers and analysts did just that at the...

February 13, 2013


Initial impressions of the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution at ARC Forum

In Monday’s blog, Maciej Kranz, Cisco VP/GM for the Connected Industries Group introduced the Cisco Industrial Smart Solution which converges factory automation, control systems and enterprise business systems onto a common, standards-based IP network. Yesterday, Maciej and many others wrapped up the second of four days at the ARC World Industry Forum, discussing processes and […]

February 11, 2013


Introducing Maciej Kranz, VP/GM of Cisco Connected Industries Group.

I am very pleased to welcome Maciej Kranz to the Manufacturing Blog community. Maciej is the VP and General Manager of the Connected Industries Group (CIG) here at Cisco. He drives the vision and strategy for a business unit that’s focused on developing  intelligent networks for process and discrete manufacturing, transportation, machine-to-machine communication and connected […]

February 7, 2013


Speaking of Convergence – Cisco at ARC World Industry Forum

Every year, ARC Advisory Group hosts forums and conferences in major cities around the world.  Topics range from automotive, CPG, aerospace, biotech, chemicals, mining, oil and gas and other sectors.  The forums allow corporate executives to network with peers and gather industry intelligence. Cisco is pleased to be highlighting its converged, industrial networking architecture […]

January 23, 2013


Dan Kern joins the Cisco Manufacturing Blog

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I’m delighted to introduce Dan Kern to the Manufacturing Blog! Dan joined Cisco five years ago and leads the Manufacturing & Energy Industry Sector marketing practice for the Americas. He focuses on understanding the business needs of Cisco customers and drives engagements that introduce business transforming concepts to lines of business managers and executives.  Because […]

November 27, 2012


Cisco and Partners demonstrate Converged Plantwide Ethernet, All in One Place

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Are you trying to get your arms around what’s included in a well-designed EtherNet/IP industrial infrastructure?  Look no further!  Here’s an example of how the Internet of Everything (IoE) came alive at Automation Fair recently: An integrated design from Cisco, Rockwell Automation, Panduit and Fluke Networks demonstrates standards-based solutions for manufacturing agility and operational […]

November 12, 2012


Cisco Perspectives on a Great Automation Fair 2012!

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What a great Automation Fair 2012!!  Thank you to everyone who visited Cisco’s booth and the joint EtherNet/IP Network Infrastructure booth shared by Cisco, Rockwell Automation, Panduit and Fluke Networks. The Cisco team was excited to play a very active role in floor demonstrations, industry forums, educational sessions and Manufacturing Perspectives. Here are just a […]

November 8, 2012


A 6-year evolution of Cisco at Rockwell’s Automation Fair

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Chet Namboodri, Cisco’s Director of Global Industries for Manufacturing and Automotive and long-time Automation Fair participant shares his evolutionary perspective. Cisco and IP have transformed the way we do business.  Consider how IP has unified communication services – phone calls, faxes, voicemail, web conferencing can all be delivered to any handset.  IP lowers infrastructure costs […]