Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of technology, business, and innovation experience to his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Member of the Executive Board at KONE. He leads the R&D, IT, and Technology Innovation team. Prior to this role, he was responsible for corporate innovation at Cisco where his team incubated new businesses in security, blockchain, and IoT, accelerated internal innovation and drove co-innovation with customers and partners through a network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Previously, Kranz was the 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 and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities.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.