Energizing A Sustainable Industry: Hannover Messe 2024

This year’s Hannover Messe was nothing short of spectacular! With more than 130,000 visitors from 150 countries and a dazzling array of 4,000 exhibitors, including 300 buzzing startups, this event was a global showcase of innovation, buzzing with energy and bursting with opportunities. Imagine the scene: a melting pot of economic and political bigwigs from all corners of the globe, all converging in one spot to set the agenda for the future of technology and business. Exciting, right?

The Cisco-Splunk Power Duo!

One of the standout moments this year was the first public showcase of Cisco and Splunk together since Cisco’s acquisition of Splunk at the end of March 2024. They were perfectly in sync with the event’s major themes, focusing on creating a smarter, safer, and more sustainable manufacturing landscape.

Smart, Secure and Sustainable Manufacturing with Cisco and Splunk


Cisco stepped up with solutions to optimize everything from manufacturing supply chain operations to workforce enablement. On the other side, Splunk brought their A-game in integrating IT and operational technology, wielding advanced analytics powered by AI and ML to ensure every cog in the industrial machine was visible and functioning at its best.


In the world of manufacturing, security is non-negotiable. Cisco showcased their prowess in industrial security and safety. Splunk complemented this with their IT/OT Security Operations Center (SOC) expertise, focusing on incident prioritization and offering holistic security solutions that span the entire digital and physical landscape of IT/OT environments.


Sustainability was more than just a buzzword at Hannover Messe, and Cisco and Splunk really walked the talk. Cisco highlighted their sustainable manufacturing operations and IT Data Center initiatives, while Splunk shed light on their efforts towards CO2 footprint transparency, showing that the path to a greener future is paved with data and smart operations.

In short, Hannover Messe 2024 was a festival of innovation, where the future of industry was not only imagined but actively shaped. It’s clear that when we talk about the future of manufacturing, we’re really talking about a smarter, safer, and greener tomorrow. And if this event was any indication, that future is already here!

For more information please visit the Cisco: Manufacturing Portfolio Explorer and Splunk: Building Digital Resilience in Manufacturing with Four Key Business Outcomes.


Ewald Munz

Head of Manufacturing, Automotive and Sustainability EMEA