This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview two of the authors behind the book, Global IPv6 Strategies from Business Analysis to Operational Planning.
The profiles of these International Experts/Authors are below: Patrick Grossetete, Ciprian Popoviciu, Fred Wettling.
Patrick Grossetete is the Technical Director at Arch Rock and past manager of product management at Cisco®. While at CISCO, Patrick was responsible for a suite of Cisco IOS® software technologies, including IPv6 and IP Mobility. He is a member of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate and in June 2003 he received the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award. He is a co-author of Deploying IPv6 Networks (Cisco Press, 2006).
Ciprian (Chip) Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE, is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems with over ten years of experience in data and voice over IP communications technologies. As part of Cisco's Network Solution Integration Test Engineering (NSITE) organization, he focuses on the architecture, design and validation of large IPv6 network deployments in direct collaboration with service providers and enterprises worldwide. Ciprian is a regular speaker or chair at conferences and industry events and contributes to various technology publications. He is an active contributor to the IETF standards and he is a Senior member of IEEE and member of several academic advisory boards. Ciprian is co-author of two books: "Deploying IPv6 Networks" and "Global IPv6 Strategies".
Fred Wettling manages architecture and planning for Bechtel Corporation, a global leader in engineering, construction, and project management. Fred is one of only 20 Bechtel Fellows-persons designated by Bechtel as leaders in their field of expertise. He is also active within and outside of Bechtel promoting standards-based technology interoperability that supports global enterprise business needs. Network World selected Fred as one of the 50 most powerful people in networking in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He is a member of the IEEE, North American IPv6 Task Force, and IPv6 Forum, and chaired the Network Applications Consortium for 5 years. He is a member of several industry Technical Advisory Boards and served on the president's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He has spoken at many conferences and is a co-author of the new book "Global IPv6 Strategies". Fred is a motorcycle enthusiast who regularly enjoys scenic southeastern US back road mountains and valleys.
Listen to the interview (MP3)