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Chris Grundemann is a passionate Internet Technologist and a strong believer in the Internet’s power to aid in the betterment of humankind. In his current role as Principal Architect, Routing & Switching at Myriad Supply he is expressing that passion by helping clients build bigger, faster, more efficient networks that are easier to operate and scale. If you need help with your network, whether it’s an upgrade, merger, migration, a greenfield build out, or anything in between – give him a shout!
Chris has over a decade of experience as both a network engineer and architect designing, building, and operating large IP, Ethernet, and Wireless Ethernet networks. He most recently spent a year with Markley Cloud Services designing and launching a nationwide Infrastructure-as-a-Service network. Prior to joining Markley, Chris was the Director of Deployment and Operationalization (DO) at the Internet Society where he was focused on helping network operators around the globe build the relationships and get the information they need to ensure that the Internet is truly for everyone. At ISOC he worked to get key Internet technologies, such as IPv6 and DNSSEC, deployed around the globe, to increase the global network engineering community’s participation in the IETF, and to help bootstrap Best Current Operational Practices (BCOP) efforts on five continents. Immediately prior, Chris was focused on technical leadership, innovation, and contributions to standards & specifications as CableLabs‘ Lead Architect of Advanced Network Technologies. While there Chris successfully led their IPv6 deployment coordination efforts to conclusion, co-created and led development of the HIPnet™ home router architecture (which facilitates self-configuring multi-router home networks) from initial ideation through prototype demonstration, and won the coveted CableLabs ‘Inventor of the Year’ award for 2012 (he currently has 8 patents with 3 more pending). Before that, Chris was responsible for setting forward looking architectures and leading technology development efforts at tw telecom inc. Chris has also worked as a Network Engineer for Virtela Communications and as the Manager of Network Systems and Operations at WavMax Broadband/Hometown Access.
In addition to his professional career, Chris has remained consistently engaged in the broader Internet community as well. He is currently serving as President of IX-Denver, and Program Committee (PC) member for AfPIF. He has previously held leadership or advisory positions with CO ISOC, ARIN, NANOG, RMv6TF, CEA, UPnP, DLNA, and several others.
Chris has written two books: Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration; as well as an IETF RFC, various industry papers, a CircleID blog, a personal weblog, and several other publications. He is often sought out to present at conferences, trade shows, and NOGs around the world. 
Chris’ specialties include network 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 is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and can be reached via Twitter or Google+.

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Deploy360 22 May 2015

Not Quite Goodbye

It is with both a heavy heart and high hopes for the future that I write this, my last...

Deploy360 10 April 2015

Upcoming USTelecom Webinar on IPv6 Security Myths

I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be giving a talk next week that doesn’t require me to get...

Deploy360 7 April 2015

Talking IPv6 Security and BCOP at Americas Interconnection Summit

Today I’m headed off to San Diego and the first ever Americas Interconnection Summit, put on by Open-IX. This...

Deploy360 31 March 2015

Chris Grundemann @ MENOG 15 to talk IETF

What an incredible start to the year we’ve had! So many great conferences and so much amazing work has...

Deploy360 30 March 2015

Operators and the IETF: Update from IETF 92

Another IETF meeting is in the books. And what a meeting it was! Lot’s of activity around many of...

Deploy360 24 March 2015

IPv6 Security Myth #10 – Deploying IPv6 is Too Risky

After a quick break to catch our breath (and read all those IPv6 Security Resources), it’s now time to...

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