Congratulations to Martin McDermott otherwise known as MMcD @i-conX, our spotlight member for May. Martin has been a member of J-Net since 2010 and recently moved up the ranks to Recognized Expert. In less than 2 years, he has racked up over 280 posts.
We asked Martin to tell us a bit about himself:
“Starting my career in the networking field, I was introduced to Cisco products and they became my familiarity. 2 ½ years ago I started a new job and they were in the process of replacing their old devices with Juniper products (mostly SRXs), therefore I had to do some crash course learning in Juniper, this is when I discovered the J-Net forums. The knowledgebase of the members is amazing, with prompt responses and top-notch advice.
I was able to quickly grasp a foothold through the forums and the great online KBs and would recommend both for any Juniper newbie.
Outside of the Juniper world, I enjoy sports such as Rugby, Football and Motorsport.”
You will find Martin in the SRX forum assisting you with your inquiries. Be sure to give him a Kudos or Accepted Solution if he assists you with your inquiry.
Thank you Martin, we appreciate your dedication and participation in J-Net.
Douglas Richard Hanks Jr. is a Director of Product Management with Juniper Networks and focuses on solution architecture. He is certified with Juniper Networks as JNCIE-ENT #213 and JNCIE-SP #875.
Douglas’ interests are network engineering and architecture for enterprise and service provider technologies. He is the author of the Juniper MX Series book by O'Reilly Media and several Day One books published by Juniper Networks Books. Douglas is also the co-founder of the Bay Area Juniper Users Group (BAJUG).
Douglas can be reached on Twitter @douglashanksjr.
Hiroaki Kato is a Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks and is responsible for managing the Systems Engineering organization in Japan.
Before he joined Juniper Networks, Kato served as Japan Country Manager for Red Bend Software. Kato was responsible for overall business operation of Red Bend Software Japan K.K and grew the business in Japan further in mobile and into other industries. Prior to Red Bend, he was with Avaya Japan Ltd. During his time at Avaya Japan, the roles he took include overall operation of Avaya Japan as its Representative Director, Director of Solutions and Engineering and number of other leadership roles in strategy creation and business development. He also spent time at Avaya’s headquarters in New Jersey, USA, working as strategy and operations prime for one of the Avaya’s business units as well as some leadership role for global sales operations organization. Prior to Avaya, he served as the Unit Manager of Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Information Systems and Services Group, providing carrier grade telephony systems and associated support to major telecom carriers in Japan. He also served as a board member of MC Techno-Serve Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation which provided post sales maintenance of the carrier grade telephony systems Mitsubishi Corporation sold.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University and EMOT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lisa Lorenzin is a Principal Solutions Architect with Juniper Networks, specializing in security and mobility solutions, and a contributing member of Trusted Network Connect, a work group of the Trusted Computing Group that defines an open architecture and standards for endpoint integrity and network security. She has worked in a variety of Internet-related roles since 1994, with more than a decade of that focused on network and information security, and is currently concentrating on enterprise security including network segmentation, end-to-end identity-based access control, and integration of mobile security.