IoT MasterClass – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made When Deploying Industrial Networks (Not all industrial networks are the same – here’s what to consider when deploying IIoT)


IoT data is driving industrial organizations to a whole new level—improving efficiencies, customer satisfaction, and even revenue—but 60% of all IoT initiatives stall at the proof of concept stage. Connecting a vast number of diverse devices brings security risk and increases complexity making IIoT deployments difficult to scale and manage. With the network as the foundation for any IoT deployment, it’s important to get it right. This session will focus on how you can avoid the top 5 mistakes and build a reliable network foundation that scales with the needs of your business. Whether you’re connecting devices in warehouses, manufacturing plants, roadways, on mobile assets, or even simply in outdoor environments like a parking lot, this session is for you. Cisco is a market leader in enterprise and in industrial networking, and we’re excited to share our learnings to help make your project a success.

Presented by: Tim Szigeti, Principal Engineer within Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) technical marketing team

Presenter Bio:

Tim Szigeti, CCIE #9794, is a Principal Engineer within Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) technical marketing team where he collaborates with customers, the field, engineering, Cisco IT, and third-party technology partners to drive the development of industry-leading digital transformation solutions. Prior to this role, he served as the architect for DNA Assurance, DNA Application Experience and Apple/Cisco Fastlane for iOS. In his over 20 years with Cisco, Tim has authored four Cisco Press books, an IETF standard (RFC 8325), six Cisco Validated Design guides and seven patents. Additionally, Tim has been inducted into Cisco’s Distinguished Speaker Hall of Fame Elite, representing the Top 1 percent of Cisco speakers of all time. Outside of Cisco, Tim’s passion is on-track performance driving; as such, you may at times catch a glimpse of him taking corners at high speeds on the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway between his hometown of Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia. Additional information on Tim can be found on the Cisco Innovators website in the feature story “Cisco Innovators: Tim Szigeti,” at