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Jim Guichard

Jim is a Principal Network Architect at Cisco Systems with 20+ years of industry experience and expertise in areas such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), IP routing, L3VPN’s, and Software Defined Networking (SDN). In his current role within Cisco’s central software organization he is responsible for defining new networking protocols and steering these through industry standardization bodies as well as internal engineering development.

Jim is the inventor of 50+ US & international patents relating to IP, MPLS, and network services, and is widely respected for his MPLS/IP expertise. This knowledge has resulted in his co-authorship of several books including “MPLS & VPN Architectures, volumes I & II” and “Definitive MPLS Network Designs”.

In his spare time Jim is a keen horseback rider, hiker, and gym enthusiast. His latest challenge is to successfully climb all 48 4000ft mountains located in New Hampshire where he lives.

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