Christopher is the CTO, and a founder of Tigera, Inc, the home of the
Canal and Calico open source cloud native networking & network policy
enforcement projects, the later of which he originally architected
while the director of solutions architecture at Metaswitch.
Prior to his time at Metaswitch, Christopher designed and ran a
bio-informatics OpenStack cluster, architected solutions around
OpenFlow while at BigSwitch Networks, and run architecture at two
large carriers (Telstra – AS1221, and Cable & Wireless/iMCI – AS3561)
and been the IP CTO for Alcatel in Asia.
He’s also run networks in Antarctica (hint, fiber bend radius becomes
REALLY important at -50C), and been foolish enough to do two stints as
a wg co-chair in the IETF. Occasionally you can have the (mis-)fortune
of hearing him speak at conferences and the like.