Khalid Raza is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems. As a recognized expert within Cisco and the worldwide ISP and NRN community, Khalid has been designing large scale IP networks for over ten years. His expertise includes IP routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS and BGP), MPLS and ISP networks. He represents Cisco in industry panel discussion and technical conferences around the world and discusses technologies and protocols related to large-scale ISP and NRN networks. Khalid has influenced technology directions and decisions within Cisco and ISP and NRN community worldwide. He has produced technical white papers and co-authored Large Scale IP Network Solutions from Cisco Press. Khalid holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in engineering management.
Mark Turner is a development manager for large-scale switching and routing at Cisco Systems, Inc. He has been involved with the design of large-scale IP networks since the early 1990s, when he contributed to the maintenance and expansion of the Australian Academic and Research Network. Since then, he has worked in an engineering and network management capacity on several large corporate intranets, most recently for the NASA Science Internet. Mark's contributions to major projects over the years have included the complete design of secure and open networks, as well as incremental upgrades to physical and logical routing infrastructures of existing large networks.