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MACIEJ KRANZ, CISCO SYSTEMS
BOARD MEMBER & AUTHOR


Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. In this role, Mr. Kranz leads a team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kranz was General Manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, a business unit focused on technology solutions for the Internet of Things. He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities.

Previously, Mr. Kranz led efforts across Cisco to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps. He also drove business and product strategy for the wireless and mobility business and led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit through its expansion from $400M to $6B in revenues.

Before joining Cisco in 1999, Mr. Kranz held senior management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he drove a $1B Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) product line. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation.

Maciej Kranz holds a master’s in business administration degree from Texas Christian University.

 

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BUILDING THE INTERNET OF THINGS

In the last few years, IoT hype has overwhelmed so many of us. We’re bombarded daily with aspirational messages, predictions and opportunities, such as billions of inter-connected devices, trillions of dollars of opportunity, robots, smart homes and factories.  But what is the reality of IoT today?  It’s time to talk past the hype and laser focus on how to move forward on the IoT journey.

IoT is real. Thousands of organizations already use IoT to optimize their operations, introduce new business models and create additional revenue streams. In this keynote, the speaker will get past the hype, spotlight end customer case studies and provide a practical framework for the technology providers to start on their IoT journeys.  He shares both the vision and the detailed roadmap, focusing on real business problems, partner ecosystems, cultural transformation and the integration of Operational and Information technologies.

Maciej Kranz, VP of Strategic Innovation at Cisco, an IoT pioneer and author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Building the Internet of Things,” will share successful use cases, common mistakes and practical best practices, including four “fast paths” for quick payback. You will learn about proven, practical steps needed to prepare, plan and implement IoT solutions in any industry.

 

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