Brad Edgeworth, CCIE No. 31574 (R&S & SP), is a Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems. Brad is a distinguished speaker at Cisco Live, where he has presented on various topics. Before joining Cisco, Brad worked as a network architect and consultant for various Fortune 500 companies. Brad’s expertise is based on Enterprise and Service Provider environments with an emphasis on architectural and operational simplicity. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Systems Management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Brad can be found on Twitter as @BradEdgeworth.
Jason Gooley, CCIE No. 38759 (R&S & SP), is a very enthusiastic and spontaneous person who has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Currently, Jason works as a Technical Solutions Architect for the Worldwide Enterprise Networking Sales team at Cisco Systems. Jason is very passionate about helping others in the industry succeed. In addition to being a Cisco Press author, Jason also contributes to the development of CCIE exams, provides training for Learning@Cisco, is an active CCIE mentor, a committee member for the Cisco Continuing Education Program (CE), and also a Program Committee member of the Chicago Network Operators Group (CHI-NOG, www.chinog.org).
Ramiro Garza Rios, CCIE No. 15469 (R&S, SP, and Security), is a Solutions Integration Architect with Cisco Advanced Services. His expertise is on Enterprise and Service Provider network environments with a focus on evolving architectures and next-generation technologies. He is also a Cisco Live distinguished speaker. Ramiro is currently working on a multiyear Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) project for one of the top three Tier 1 ISPs in the United States.
Before joining Cisco Systems in 2005, he was a network consulting and presales engineer for a Cisco Gold Partner in Mexico, where he planned, designed, and implemented both Enterprise and Service Provider networks.