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Maciej Kranz

“Imagine seamlessly interacting with the physical spaces you navigate in. The built environment is becoming increasingly digitalized and personal.”

Maciej Kranz brings over 30 years of technology, business, and market transformation experience as Executive Vice President and CTO, KONE Corporation. He leads the organization driving R&D, IT, standardization, strategic partnerships, customer co-creation, and technology innovation activities for KONE.

Before, Kranz led Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco, focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and partners. Previously, Kranz was General Manager of the Connected Industries Group at Cisco, a business unit focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities.

Earlier, Kranz drove business and product strategy for the wireless and mobility business and led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business through its expansion from $400M to $6B in revenues.

In his New York Times Best Selling book, Building the Internet of Things, and its companion Project Workbook, Kranz offers practical advice to business decision makers on how and why to implement IoT today. Kranz is also a faculty member of Singularity University, focusing on IoT and corporate innovations.

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