As Global Industry Director for Manufacturing at Cisco, Chet Namboodri is looking forward to joining you and more than 20,000 of your colleagues at our 2013 Cisco Live event in Orlando, Florida, during June 23-27.


As part of this year’s Cisco Live on Tuesday afternoon, June 25, I’ll be hosting a one hour break-out session (number BRKIND-1229) titled “Cisco Industrial Solutions and Best Practices for Manufacturing”. This session is for manufacturers, their suppliers and their partners who are looking for transparent integration and secure real-time visibility between business networks with control and automation systems—and want to find out the business value that will give them.

In that session I’ll be talking about how you can unify the different kinds of networks – those that utilize information technologies, or IT and those that utilize operational technology, or OT. Just think of the ease of management, support and expansion with an open-standards based architecture that not only reduces total cost of ownership (TCO), but is already providing Cisco customers with real business returns. I’ll talk more about that and give you customer names and use cases at Cisco Live.

TP DemoOne of the key ways Cisco can help you get there is with  “Cisco Smart Solutions,” which provide the open-standard, IP-based communication and control I mentioned to reduce costs, improve up-time, increase asset utilization, and lock-down on end-to-end security.  During the session, I’ll not only talk about case studies, but even have a live  business demonstration over TelePresence to showcase different business capabilities and value achieved with these converged IT/OT solutions.

Table Topics CL12As a reminder from Peter Granger’s last blog, there will be a table topic session at Lunchtime on Tuesday on “Smart Solutions for Connected Manufacturing”, a “World of Solutions” showcase area on “The Internet of Things”, as well as another area helping you experience “The Internet of Everything”. All this will be very relevant if you’re from the Automotive, Heavy and Equipment manufacturing areas, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) or the Materials and Mining Industry.

You can read more about my sessions and about my experience here.  Please come and talk to me at the sessions – I really want to hear from you!



Chet Namboodri

Senior Director

Global Private Sector Industries Marketing