Shannon McFarland, CCIE #5245, is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco and is focused on private/public cloud deployment and container networking. He has authored many technical papers, Cisco Validated Design guides, a contributor to Cisco Press books and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Live and other industry conferences. He is a multi-time Distinguished Speaker and a recipient of the Cisco Live Hall of Fame Elite award. He has co-authored a Cisco Press book titled "IPv6 in the Enterprise". Shannon has been at Cisco for 18 years.