John Chandler

Systems Engineer


John is a Systems Engineer for Cisco specialising in cloud-based Cisco Meraki hardware.

After graduating from U.W.E. in Bristol, John initially cut his teeth 12 years ago as a database and application developer for CRM customers, ranging from Investec in the finance arena, right through to Softcat in the IT infrastructure procurement field.

After incorporating a year long “working career break” in India; British Telecom was his next step, where he became an IT manager for BT’s e-commerce specialists, BT Fresca, managing the online infrastructure for Coca-Cola, Karen Millen, and WH Smiths, amongst others.

After integrating Cisco Meraki equipment into the infrastructure at BT, John moved over to Cisco as a Technical Evangelist, and nowadays, as a Systems Engineer helping potential new customers realise the benefits of cloud managed networks. Whether it’s cost saving, or being able to manage hundreds of networks with a reduced IT team from a single location.

John is passionate about the current and future possibilities that cloud managed technologies can provide.


November 16, 2017


The Importance of Saying “Hello”

John shares how by just saying "hello" to strangers in the office, it has lead him to some meaningful experiences at Cisco.