The New Direction of IoT


Session Abstract:

IoT is evolving. The paradigm of extending the network to things and devices is enabling radically transformational new business models. IoT is increasingly becoming the key to process digitization and business outcomes for line of business executives. This session will cover three new or accelerating trends in how IoT is being used as the key to unlock business value that is relevant for industries from manufacturing to mining, to oil and gas, smart cities, and transportation. It will cover case studies of IoT meeting new business challenges in 2020 around business resiliency, worker safety, XaaS, and changing supply chains. This session is relevant for both operational and IT decision makers.


Bryan Tantzen serves as Senior Director of Industry Solutions in Cisco’s IOT Group. Bryan leads creating innovative solutions and validated designs that help customers connect new digital data sources to drive efficiency and new customer experiences in industries including Manufacturing, Energy, Transportation, and Smart Cities. Bryan’s team includes industry vertical leads that work with innovative lighthouse customers and Cisco cross-functional teams to drive solution strategy and go to market, industry solution architects, and the Cisco industry solution Validated Design Team (CVD) that combines Cisco hardware, software, and strategic partner components into solutions that deliver outcomes for our customers. Bryan’s career is highlighted by the building and go-to-market of innovative industry solutions. In his 14 years with Cisco, he was previously Senior Director for the IoT Vertical Solutions Group for manufacturing, helping companies transform their businesses and meet business requirements ranging from factory automation to factory big data analytics. Prior to this, he led the Customer Business Transformation (CBT) team, helping leading companies drive increased revenues and cost reductions through collaboration solutions in the manufacturing, retail, and financial services verticals. He also previously led Cisco’s collaboration developer ecosystem and software pricing & licensing. Prior to Cisco, Bryan was a Vice President of Manufacturing solutions at i2 Technologies, providing supply chain management and factory planning enterprise software and B2B marketplace solutions for the manufacturing industry. He was also previously with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with manufacturing clients on strategy, process improvement, and growth initiatives.

Bryan holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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