In this age of digital transformation, keeping up with the latest technologies, trends, and strategies can seem like an impossible task. Just when you think you have a good grasp of a new system, the technology stack changes and you’re forced to once again play catch up. This is especially true when it comes to network engineering, operations, and architecture, as the explosion of SaaS and Cloud deployments has moved a significant portion of the delivery chain outside of the control of network teams, making it much harder to ensure that the network isn’t adversely affecting end-user experiences.
Fortunately, the IT community is famous for sharing their knowledge with each other, so you can close that knowledge gap by simply following and keeping tabs on what some of the leading minds in the industry share with their followers.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most esteemed network experts from around the industry, all of whom are great to follow on various social media channels:
A senior network engineer in the public sector, Amy is a highly entertaining Twitter follow whose personal blog was recently named a finalist for Cisco’s 2019 IT Blog Awards.
A co-founder of the Packet Pushers podcast network, Ethan has over two decades of experience as a network engineer, admin, and architect.
In addition to years of experience as a network engineer, Chuck’s blog and YouTube offer great career advice for people looking to break into the IT industry or develop their skills in a new field.
Daniel is a senior network architect with expertise in routing, switching, and security, and is a regular panelist on the popular Packet Pushers podcast network.
With more than 20 years at Cisco under her belt (after coming from IBM), you’d be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable network professional than Fish. Her written and video content is some of the best available on the web.
A network and systems engineer specializing in voice and security, Tom is an organizer for Tech Field Day, which brings people together from around the industry to share thought leadership.
No list of network experts is complete without a BGP guru, which is exactly what Tony is. He also runs the engineering blog Router Jockey, which covers topics and trends across the networking space.
Katherine is a cybersecurity expert who currently works for Cisco as a Technical Solutions Architect, and provides great written and video content on her personal blog.
A great example of the evolution of network roles and methodologies, Matt is a pioneer in the field of Network Reliability Engineering, which is based off of the increasingly popular SRE model, and focuses on aligning network reliability with service level objectives.
One of the most prolific network bloggers around, Ivan is an expert on a wide range of topics such as automation, cloud computing, network virtualization, and many others.