Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice
President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He leads the group 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 this role, Kranz was General Manager of the Connected Industries Group at Cisco, a
business unit focused 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, 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 coming to Cisco, Kranz held various 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.
In his New York Times Best Selling book, Building the Internet of Things, Kranz offers practical
advice to business decision makers on how and why to implement IoT today.
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