Nov. 5–6, 2015 – Berlin, Germany

Bernd Heinrichs 

Managing Director IoE EMEAR & openBerlin IoE Innovation Center

Bernd is in charge of Internet of Everything Sales and Innovation in EMEAR at Cisco. He currently is building up a Center of Innovation (CoI) in Berlin, which focuses on Manufacturing and Transportation as key verticals. The idea behind a CoI is to accelerate innovation in cooperation with a strong external ECO System. Bernd has 20 years of professional experience in the high tech communications market. After managing several engineering projects for Ericsson, he moved to Cisco, where he was active in different Sales, Technology, Marketing, M&A and Investment Leadership roles.


How IoE accelerates Industrie 4.0 / Industrial Internet

To make the Industrial Internet real, we at Cisco propose to go for a combined Fog/Cloud architecture, which serves real time, security, resiliency and data explosion issues. I will illustrate our understanding of how the architecture looks like and will give real use case examples. Additionally I will explain Cisco´s open way of innovation and the specifics of openBerlin, the first Innovation Center of Cisco in Germany, which will help us to deliver a platform for advanced development of Industrie 4.0 compliant solutions for the German market.