Philip Smith

Philip Smith is a freelance consultant and owner of PFS Internet Development Pty Ltd, headquartered in Australia.

Philip spends some of his time working for the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) as a Senior Network Engineer and Training Coordinator, assisting with Network Operations Groups coordination, and providing
network design assistance and training around the Pacific, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

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. He also served for 3 years on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society.

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.

Philip has over 20 years of experience working in the Internet industry, mostly with Network Operations Groups, Internet Service Providers and Internet Exchange Points around the world. His areas of expertise include IPv6, BGP, OSPF/ISIS, network design, network configuration, network scaling, operations and training.

Philip is a Doctor of Philosophy and has a First Class Honours Degree in Physics. A native of Scotland, he now lives in Brisbane, Australia.