Philip Smith has been working in the Internet industry since the early 90s. He runs his own consulting company, PFS Internet Development.
He previously worked for two and a half years at APNIC as Learning and Development Director. Before APNIC, he was a member of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting Engineering of Cisco Systems for thirteen and a half years.
Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET’s global ISP business), the UK’s first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.
After graduating from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2007 with a degree in electronics engineering, Bei (whose nickname is Jessica) joined Huawei as a network training officer.
Over the next six years, she provided Huawei technical training on LAN/WAN systems, broadband access, IP core and IP mobile backhaul networks as well as working on technical training course design and the development of IP training materials. At the Huawei training center in China she provided technical training to engineers and administrators from more than 15 nations including Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
She has also travelled to Bangladesh, Venezuela, Colombia, Egypt, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore to provide training.