About the Speaker
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    George J. Smith
    Sr. Security Consultant, Gigamon

    George has 35 years of industry experience planning, designing, installing, and analyzing LAN, WAN infrastructures, peripherals, and tools for wired and wireless infrastructures. An enthusiast for technology and customers alike, he keeps his skills sharp by looking around corners to see what technology and business challenges are coming down the road. Additionally, Smith has contributed to hardware and software R&D for high-technology companies, including General Electric, 3Com (acquired by HP), and Wang Labs.

    From an early stage, he was fortunate enough to be actively involved in the birth of IP/Ethernet-based networking, evolving WAN technologies, distributed communications, and hardware applications when groundbreaking efforts in computer communications were taking place. Smith was honored to be part of a team that ushered in the age of digital sports broadcasting and utility development.

    Smith is part of Covington's "Who's Who of Networking Professionals," Professional of the Year, and a VIP Member in good standing. Driven to stay ahead of change, Smith continually reinvents himself to keep pace with technology's fast-paced evolution. He has a passion for developing his ability to understand and explain complicated techniques and bringing out the business implications. He thrives on creating the ideal business solutions for his customers and enjoys the human side of networking by fostering long-term relationships. His vision and passion for technology and the solutions it provides enhance his abilities in the workforce.

    In his free time, George enjoys spending time with his family, flying aircraft, being in stage musicals and plays, and giving back to the community through volunteer efforts.