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Michael Shannon

IoT Talent Consortium
Vice President, Engineerinig, ioT Business Group, Cisco

Michael is VP of Engineering for the IoT Business group. His organization develops scalable and modular products to enable IoT digitization with focus on the extended enterprise and in the manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, public sector and smart city verticals. The teams’ products include a portfolio of industrialized networking products (switching/routing/wireless), an OT-focused management suite, edge services software supporting data security and transport, and a SaaS service that provides connectivity for IoT devices in LTE, NB-IoT and 5G networks.

Prior to his role in the IoT BG, Michael was VP of Engineering in the Security Business Group responsible for security platforms, web security, email security and the identity and access product portfolios. Mr Shannon’s teams delivered the web and email security products for both cloud and on premise, and the Identity Service Engine (ISE) and Anyconnect client product. 

Michael also has a deep knowledge of mobile wireless technology having worked in the Service Provider Mobility group for many years developing data packet gateways for GSM/LTE and CDMA networks. Michael has a background in networking and connectivity technologies and has worked in both service provider and enterprise business groups.

Michael Shannon has over 25 years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.