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. He has direct experience with service provider and enterprise environments, design and implementation projects, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, big picture strategic thinking and detailed tactical execution, and standards and public policy development bodies. Chris frequently works with C-level executives and senior engineering staff at internet and cloud service providers, media and entertainment companies, financials, healthcare providers, retail businesses, and technology start-ups.
Chris holds eight patents in network technology and is the author of two books, an IETF RFC, a personal weblog, and a multitude of industry papers, articles, and posts. In addition to being the lead research analyst for all networking and security topics at GigaOm, he is the co-host of Utilizing AI, the Enterprise AI podcast. He is also a cofounder and Vice President of IX-Denver and Chair of the Open-IX Marketing committee. Chris has given presentations in 34 countries on 5 continents and is often sought out to speak at conferences, NOGs, and NOFs the world over.
Currently based in West Texas, Chris can be reached via Twitter.