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Giles Heron

Principal Engineer
Cisco Systems
London
Giles Heron is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems, and is based in London. His current focus is on high-performance container-networking solutions. Before joining Cisco Giles was Principal Network Architect at BT, and was responsible for the end-to-end architecture of BT's 21st Century Network. Giles has over 30 years' experience in software and network engineering, having started as a software developer coding X.25, SNA and IP protocol stacks, and then having made the transition into network architecture. Giles is the co-inventor of the MPLS pseudowire technology, served as co-chair of the IETF L2VPN Working Group, and is the originator of the Media Service Mesh concept. Giles is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Cisco Live, and Linux Foundation Networking events.