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Wes Sylvester

Global Industry Director

Manufacturing, Energy and Industrials

Wes Sylvester leads Cisco Systems’ global Manufacturing, Energy and Industrials practice. In this role, he is responsible for industry direction, vision, messaging, and growth.

Wes’ team works with Cisco’s manufacturing, utility, oil & gas and mining customers across the world to establish business case, architecture and integrated communications network strategies for a variety of operational investments.

Wes has over 15 years 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 a 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.

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November 5, 2020

MANUFACTURING

Cisco’s Manufacturing Leaders Podcast is BACK!

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

MANUFACTURING

Join us at Hannover Messe Digital Days 2020

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

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.

December 2, 2019

MANUFACTURING

Event Highlights from 2019 Rockwell Automation Fair

We are excited to share with you a few key highlights from this year's event - A bonus feature podcast episode on IT OT convergence  - A brief snapshot of Cisco's booth and featured resources - An exclusive #RokLive interview featuring Cisco and Rockwell Automation.

The Future of Utilities

What will keep the lights of tomorrow on? Advances in technology are sparking changes in energy and utilities.