Roundtable: Lessons Learned Cloud Journey featuring former AWS and Azure Global Black Belts in Networking

Spring 2021
Speakers:

Umair is a Senior Solutions Architect at Aviatrix in charge of the technical content of the ACE program. Prior to Aviatrix, he spent 10 years at Cisco, HPE, and Juniper Networks in customer-facing and product management roles. You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/umairhoodbhoy/) and follow his musings at https://umairhoodbhoy.net.

James Devine is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from AWS, where he was a global AWS Networking SME. He brings a deep knowledge of AWS networking combined with an on-premises knowledge of networking, storage, and compute infrastructures. Prior to AWS, James was a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at MITRE where he helped some of the largest US government agencies build infrastructure and modernize with cloud. He enjoys helping customers solve their toughest networking challenges with eloquent solutions.

Brad Hedlund is a Principal Solution Architect at Aviatrix with over 20 years of experience in enterprise networking. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Brad is well-known in the networking industry as an influencer, having held senior technical roles at AWS, Cisco, and VMware with specific experience in transformational technologies such as AWS Outposts, Cisco UCS, and VMware NSX. Now at Aviatrix, Brad will be helping customers enter the era of enterprise cloud networking as a technical evangelist for the Aviatrix cloud network platform.

Bryan Ashley is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix focusing on Azure.  Prior to joining Aviatrix, Bryan was working at Microsoft as part of the Global Black Belt team for Azure Networking.

His goal is to provide architectural best practices and guidance for organizations leveraging Azure as well as provide customer insights and education around the Aviatrix platform

He has over 15 years experience in networking from SMC to Service Provider environments as well as many years as an independent consultant.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events, a contributor to many blogs, and loves the opportunity to educate and discuss cloud networking.

Travis Mitchell is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from Oracle, where he led development of the first OCI Cloud Adoption Frameworks. He brings a deep knowledge of OCI combined with automation, database, process, and systems engineering helping customers to accelerate their journey. Prior to Oracle, Travis was a Senior Cloud Architect at Extreme Scale Solutions where he helped some of the largest US Banking institutions architect and build cloud environments to deliver DBaaS supporting the backend Financial infrastructure critical to the economy. He enjoys working with customers through their cloud transformation using Terraform and DevOps techniques to improve efficiencies delivering projects in creative ways using Agile methods.

Tomasz is Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix, covering the EMEA region. Apart from working closely with the European customers of Aviatrix in all of the public clouds, he is focusing on technical partnership between Oracle Cloud OCI and Aviatrix, and also on the visibility and monitoring aspects of the Aviatrix Platform. He shares his observations and interesting findings in the blog https://tomnetworking.medium.com/

Prior to Aviatrix, he had worked at Big Switch Networks, a startup which got eventually acquired by Arista. Back there he was most recently working with the customers in the role of EMEA SE, helping them with the DC SDN-networking and monitoring solutions.

Shahzad is well-known in the networking industry, considered a top technical resource and influencer by many. As a seasoned professional, he has over a decade of experience at Cisco Systems under his belt, and even played a key role on VMware’s NSX team.

For last two years, he’s a part of Aviatrix. He is an expert on networking and security. He is equipped with deep knowledge in both private and public clouds. Shahzad often speaks at industry conferences and hosts his own YouTube Channel, called netJoints.

Hammad is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix specializing in multi-cloud networking and security across AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI. Prior to Aviatrix, he has been leading technical teams at VMware on NSX and Kubernetes, at Riverbed and Microsoft.

You can follow him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cloudhammad/) or on Twitter (@cloudhammad).

Saad Mirza is a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Aviatrix with 20+ years of experience in networking and security. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Saad was working at VMware as a global NSX and Velocloud SME. He has been solving enterprise’s complex challenges by providing guidance and architectural best practices for hybrid and multi-cloud networking and security. Saad is a frequent speaker at well-known industry events and webinars. He also enjoys writing technical blogs around cloud networking.

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