In a little over two weeks, many of my colleagues at Cisco are joining customers, ecosystem partners and strategic alliance partner   Rockwell Automation for their largest user conference, Automation Fair.  Automation Fair will be held at sunny Anaheim, California from November 19th thru the 20th.

Every year, we showcase the best of our real-world, joint solutions with Rockwell Automation as we meet with the many Operations, Controls, IT and Manufacturing professionals that attend this industry event. In our booth (#668), we will be demonstrating a complete factory floor model that will show you how to transform your production environment into a truly connected, Internet of Things-enabled ‘Factory of the future’. The demos will  showcase several leading edge manufacturing solutions such as factory floor application virtualization, remote and mobile access, energy management, video collaboration and security and will give a glimpse into some new products including wireless offerings.

Recently at the Internet of Things World Forum,  John Chambers, CEO of Cisco and Jim Grubb, Chief Demonstration Officer, showed a similar ‘connected manufacturing’ and industrial automation demonstration scenario- showing the breadth of what’s possible today. Take a look:

In addition to the factory solutions, we will also be showcasing Oil and Gas solutions including Secure Pipeline and Digital Oilfield as well as our recently announced Secure Ops solution.   Plus we will have technical and industry sessions where we will have Cisco subject matter experts share their knowledge and best practices.  Checking out these real-world solution demos as well as attending enriching sessions help broaden your skills set as  John Nesi of Rockwell Automation describes in this blog.  All are definitely worth your time and trouble.

For more information on Cisco’s presence at Automation Fair, please visit our event site.  Thanks for reading and see you at Anaheim!


Chet Namboodri

Senior Director

Global Private Sector Industries Marketing