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Patrick Christian

ORG University of Wisconsin Title BIO Patrick Christian has worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2004 as a Project Manager and Senior Network Engineer within the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Network Services group. Pat led the design, implementation and operation teams for WiscWaves, a DWDM regional optical network (RON) connecting UW-Madison to other regional, national and international networks via Chicago. Most recently, he led a technical team to design and deploy BOREAS-Net (Broadband, Optical, Research, Education and Science Network). BOREAS-Net, a unique, multi-state regional optical network (RON) consortium which includes Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, represents the "Eastern Shore" of the Northern Tier and connects the consortium via DWDM infrastructure to regional, national and international resources in Chicago and Kansas City. Pat currently chairs the CIC OmniPoP Technical Advisory Committee and participates in the Quilt. Previously, Pat worked at WiscNet, Wisconsin's Statewide Research & Education Network as a Network Architect. His work included videoconferencing research, building the Wisconsin Health Alert Network (counter bio-terrorism network) and various transport/transit issues. Pat continues to provide consulting to WiscNet on an ad-hoc basis. Pat currently lives in the Madison area and holds an MBA from the Univ of WI. His hobbies include golf, politics and following Wisconsin athletics.