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Keynote: Time to Reboot IoT Security

Bryan Tantzen, Senior Director, IoT Solutions, Cisco
09 Apr 2021
11:15 - 11:45
Keynote Room

Keynote: Time to Reboot IoT Security

Session Abstract:

The Internet of Things offers tremendous opportunity for innovation and productivity, but in an increasingly complex world, IoT devices need to be protected in order to deliver transformational business outcomes. As industrial networks converge with enterprise networks and the volume of connected devices grows every day, IoT Security is becoming the fundamental foundation for achieving transformational goals such as Industry 4.0 or increased business resiliency and agility. This session will describe the accelerating transformational opportunity IoT is driving with real world use cases as well as how new capabilities and processes are key to unlocking this value. Participants will walk away with several best practice capabilities to explore in their organizations to accelerate and enable IoT initiatives.


Bryan Tantzen is the Senior Director in Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit leading IoT Solutions. Here Bryan leads engineering and solution management to identify, develop, and test Cisco validated solution designs (CVDs) for top customer transformation use cases. Bryan’s team works with top customers and technology partners to build and validate innovative solutions for the Manufacturing, Utilities, Transportation, Oil & Gas, and Smart Cities industries. Bryan previously led the Cisco Industries Product Group (IPG) that built software solutions to digitize cities, create new fan experiences in stadiums, and with our partners, enable Industry 4.0 in manufacturing. Prior to Cisco, Tantzen was Vice President of Manufacturing Solutions at i2 Technologies, providing supply chain management, factory planning, and B2B marketplace solutions for the manufacturing industry. He also was previously with McKinsey & Company, where he worked with manufacturing clients on strategy, product development, and growth initiatives. Bryan holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. from Texas A&M University.