Shawn Zandi is a principal network architect with LinkedIn, where he builds large scale data center, backbone and networks. Over the past two decades, Shawn has worked as network and security architect for consulting firms from Dubai to Silicon Valley. Shawn holds many publications, patents and certifications including 3x CCIE in routing and switching, Security and Service provider as well as CCDE, while through the years of practice has become a vendor-neutral consultant. He currently lives in San Francisco, in Sunny California. In addition to his commitment to LinkedIn, Shawn is a technical advisor to networking startups in the Bay Area.