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Packet Pushers is a community of IT practitioners & vendors who write, podcast, and help each other as industry professionals. The community is built primarily around a podcast network, curating focused, practical, and deep content. Packet Pushers covers networking as well as data center design, virtualization, and widespread technology trends.

Greg Ferro
Co-Founder at Packet Pushers Interactive
Greg Ferro, Co-Founder at Packet Pushers Interactive - Greg survived 25+ years of Enterprise IT as a network engineer, architect, and designer. Involved with a wide range of companies in gaming, online, finance, carriers, energy and other industries, Greg was a team member and leader that designed, built, and deployed quite a few medium & large solutions. He was CCIE#6920 (and a bunch of others). With a multi-vendor focus from the start, Greg has worked with a wide range of vendors, their products, and technologies. These experiences led him to seek for predictable, stable solutions that were lacking in the real world. Greg is well known for his Etherealmind technology blog since 2008, and has been a regular speaker and presenter at a wide range of industry events. For a dedicated technologist, he is surprisingly passionate and committed to treating people as humans that are profit-generating productivity tools instead of ‘fleshy robots as a cost center’.
Ethan Banks
Co-Founder at Packet Pushers Interactive
Ethan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and spent over two decades as an IT practitioner. He supported verticals including government, education, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing specializing in infrastructure - especially networking and security. He’s been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655, not that any of those fancy letters matter much to him these days. Ethan's major focus has been on large enterprise network design for campuses, data centers, and global WANs. He held roles as a team member, technical team lead, and group manager. These days, Ethan focuses on integrating all parts of the IT stack together. He researches leading open source projects, hybrid cloud, HCI, distributed systems, infrastructure telemetry, data analysis, and software-defined everything. In addition to co-hosting podcasts, Ethan writes about technology and speaks at industry events. You might also like his Hot Aisle newsletter for a raw take on enterprise technology trends and companies.


Event: future:net

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

When: August 30 - 31, 2017

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel