Network Architecture Consultant
What you should expect from your Network
Your enterprise network should be a platform for growth, enabling seamless communication, effortless eCommerce and rapid application deployment, all while being wrapped in security.
This can only be achieved with the right strategy, best in class technology and robust IT Service Management (ITSM), all working in harmony.
ABOUT CHRIS PARKINSON
Having honed his Network Architecture skills within the competitive world of IT outsourcing, Chris has extensive experience working challenging opportunities, delivering results to clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
Forward thinker with excellent leadership skills, Chris has a proven track record of delivering under significant constraints, innovating and thinking outside-of-the-box to achieve success.
Chris is an active family man, husband to a wife that's far too good for him and "Dad" to two young boys who provide every opportunity to buy toys, play Xbox and stay up late watching "The Goonies".
ROLES & EXPERIENCES
A brief overview, contact me for a full resume.
NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECT CONSULTANT
2017 - Present
Provided Architecture consultancy services to Networks and Unified Communications domains. Developed technical solutions with supporting Service Management models (ITIL). Provided strategy guidance to executive management, promoting use of Industry best-practice.
NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTION ARCHITECT
2016 - 2017
Provided technical leadership and support to the Networks and Unified Communications teams. Developed technical solutions with supporting Service Management models (ITIL). Drove technical and service management solutions through review and approval cycles, from engineering through CIO levels. Gained approvals for significant Architecture improvements, promoting use of Industry best-practice.
PRINCIPLE TECHNICAL ARCHITECT
2010 - 2016
Provided technical leadership and support to the Network Services team and the partner cross functional Sales, Transition and Transformation teams. Developed technical solutions in response to RFPs, supporting the bid team through the sales cycle. Provided technical leadership and solution design, supporting solution delivery through Transition and Transformation. Promoted use of industry best-practice and modular solution design to enable agility.
ACTIVITIES, SKILLS & INTERESTS
All aspects of network design, including Service Strategy & Design, Technology and ITSM processes. Data Center to Enterprise, Cloud to End-User, and everything within the Network Services portfolio.
THE FUTURE OF NETWORKS
SDN networking and Whitebox switches.
Writing code to automate tasks. Languages include C++, C#, Java, Perl, Python to name a few. Examples include a JAVA USB API, network device CLI automation scripts, knowledge extraction scripts, Web applications & more.
Recently applied machine learning to categorize network devices & match into functional pairs.
CLOUD & VRITUALIZATION
All things cloud & virtualization. Experience with AWS, Azure, Packet.net, VMWare, Hyper-V, Citrix & more....
NON WORK RELATED
All things science & tech. Hanging out with the family. Playing with the kids. Outdoor stuff.
"If you do what you’ve always done then you'll always get what you always got"