Chris Grundemann is a passionate, creative technologist and a strong believer in technology’s power to aid in the betterment of humankind. In his current role as VP, Strategy at Myriad360 he is expressing that passion by helping clients build bigger, faster, more efficient technology infrastructure that is both more secure and easier to operate and scale. Chris has well over a decade of experience as both a network engineer and solution architect designing, building, securing, and operating large IP, Ethernet, and Wireless Ethernet networks. His specialties include infrastructure design, protocol design, consensus building, technology evangelism, research and development (R&D), leading collaborative groups, communicating abstract ideas to diverse audiences, and generally getting stuff done!
Chris has given presentations in 34 countries and is often sought out to speak at conferences, NOGs, and NOFs the world over. He holds 8 patents in network technology and has written two books: Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration; as well as an IETF RFC, various industry papers, a personal weblog, and several other publications, including contributions to GestaltIT, CircleID, Packet Pushers, and Forbes.
Chris is also a co-founder and Vice President of IX-Denver and Chair of the Open-IX BCOP committee. He has held previous positions with Markley Group, Internet Society, CableLabs, tw telecom, CO ISOC, ISOC-NY, ARIN, NANOG, AfPIF, CEA, UPnP, DLNA, RMv6TF, and several others.
Chris is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.