Wes Sylvester

Vice President, Industry Solutions Group

Cisco Marketing

Wes Sylvester leads Cisco’s Industry Solutions Group. In this role, he is responsible for industry direction, vision, messaging, and growth. Wes’ team covers marketing, business development, sales, and cross-architecture solutions across all industries. Wes has almost two decades of focused experience leading and building global marketing and sales teams at the director and VP level for major industry players including Cooper/Eaton, Siemens, and Philips/Signify. Wes holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MSOE in Milwaukee, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership. Wes and his family love living in Seattle, where you’re likely to find him on a hiking trail in his free time.


January 25, 2024


3 Key takeaways from NRF2024

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Leadership, forward-looking growth, new business models, customer experience, operations, and talent were major themes from NRF. Here's how Cisco is enabling retailers to thrive in all areas with digital solutions and network management.

February 13, 2023


4 Key takeaways from NRF 2023

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The continual drive to seamlessly connect physical and digital for retail creates a huge opportunity to unify the entire retail value chain. Cisco's presence at NRF this year included demonstrations to show retailers how they can leverage the right technologies to uncover efficiencies across their business to drive growth.

November 29, 2022


The Indy Autonomous Challenge powered by Cisco

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Two weeks ago, I joined numerous customers and partners in being able to see, touch, and hear Cisco’s technology in action during the Indy Autonomous Challenge powered by Cisco at the Texas Motor Speedway.  Cisco was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the head-to-head autonomous racecar competition which featured six university teams from across the globe. 

Cisco’s Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul a Home Run for GM, Manufacturing Customers

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As countries invest in their critical infrastructure, Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul is opening new ways to deliver and use intelligence embedded within that infrastructure to deliver business outcomes.

March 24, 2022


Where You Purchase Matters

1 min read

Co-authored with Al Palladin Given the state of the global supply chain, where you choose to purchase matters more than ever. This is crucial for all industries from government to healthcare to financial services. We want to ensure government agencies, hospitals, or banks, as examples, have the peace of mind knowing they’re purchasing genuine Cisco […]

December 15, 2021


Event Highlights from Rockwell Automation Fair 2021 in Houston

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Another strange year for the world didn’t stop the success at Rockwell Automation’s 2021 Automation Fair ®, in Houston!

November 5, 2020


Cisco’s Manufacturing Leaders Podcast is BACK!

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A lot has changed… Our last Manufacturing Leaders podcast was released in March.  Who could have known how different the world would be not long after it was posted? Like many of you in the industry, Cisco has faced plenty of challenges with the roller coaster this crisis has put us on. Yes, we are […]

July 10, 2020


Join us at Hannover Messe Digital Days 2020

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Join Cisco at Hannover Messe 2020 With all of the uncertainty currently facing our world, only one thing about the future is certain: change. Join us at Hannover Messe Digital Days on July 14 and 15, where we’ll be addressing these changes and discussing how our solutions will be transforming the manufacturing industry in 2021 […]

Distributech 2020 Takeaways

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Distributech 2020 showed amazing promise for Utilities around the world, from large scale automation distribution to diversity in networking and diversity in people. This blog highlights my three key takeaways from conversations with customers and partners at this year's event.

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