Chris Jackson, CCIE No. 6256 (R&S and SEC), is a Distinguished Architect and CTO for Global Sales Training at Cisco. Chris is focused on digital transformation and showing customers how to leverage the tremendous business value Cisco technologies can provide. He is the author of Network Security Auditing (Cisco Press, 2010), CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide (Cisco Press, 2016), and various online video courses for Cisco Press. He holds dual CCIEs in security and routing and switching, CISA, CISSP, ITIL v3, seven SANS certifications, and a bachelors degree in business administration. Residing in Franklin, Tennessee, Chris enjoys tinkering with electronics, robotics, and anything else that can be programmed to do his bidding. In addition, he is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, rabid Star Wars fan, and has a ridiculous collection of Lego. His wife Piper and three children Caleb, Sydney, and Savannah are the true joy of his life and proof that not everything has to plug into a wall outlet to be fun.
Jason Gooley, CCIE No. 38759 (R&S and SP), is a very enthusiastic and spontaneous person who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Currently, Jason works as a Technical Evangelist for the Worldwide Enterprise Networking Sales team at Cisco Systems. Jason is very passionate about helping others in the industry succeed. In addition to being a Cisco Press author, Jason is a distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, contributes to the development of the Cisco CCIE and DevNet exams, provides training for Learning@Cisco, is an active CCIE mentor, is a committee member for the Cisco Continuing Education Program (CE), and is a program committee member of the Chicago Network Operators Group (CHI-NOG), www.chinog.org. Jason also hosts a show called MetalDevOps. Jason can be found at www.MetalDevOps.com, @MetalDevOps, and @Jason_Gooley on all social media platforms.
Adrian Iliesiu, CCIE No. 43909 (R&S), is a network engineer at heart with more than 15 years of professional IT experience. Currently, Adrian works as a Technical Leader with the Cisco DevNet Co-Creations team. During his career, Adrian has worked in several roles, including team leader and network, systems, and QA engineer across multiple industries and international organizations. When not working on innovative projects with customers and partners, Adrian advocates the advantages of network programmability and automation with a focus on enterprise and data center infrastructure. He is an established blog author, distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, and a recipient of the coveted Cisco Pioneer award. Adrian also appeared on Cisco TechWiseTV, Cisco Champion podcasts, and DevNet webinars. He holds a bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and a masters degree in Telecommunication Networks from Politehnica University of Bucharest.
Ashutosh Malegaonkar is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer, a senior technical contributor, and an industry thought leader. His experience spans across different technology domains: ISR Platforms, Voice, Video, Search, Video Analytics, and Cloud. Over two decades at Cisco, he has done two startups and has won several accolades, including the Pioneer awards. He has delivered several keynotes and talks at Cisco Connect and Cisco Live. He has also been a Tech Field Day Speaker. With more than 25 years of professional experience, he currently leads the DevNet Co-Creations team whose mission is to co-create, innovate, and inspire alongside our strategic customers, partners, and developers. Ashutosh inspires those around him to innovate, and he is continually developing creative new ways to use software and Cisco APIs to solve real problems for our customers. He has a deep understanding of the breadth of Cisco products and technologies and where they can best be applied to serve our customers. Ashutosh has 16 approved patents and two publications.