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Kevin McGrattan

ORG Cisco Systems Title BIO Kevin McGrattan is a Consulting Systems Engineer in Cisco Systems' Public Sector Strategic Programs and Solutions group. He works with higher education, national research network, and regional research network customers as the Global NREN Architect. In this role he provides support for the design and deployment of state of the art networks incorporating the leading edge optical, switching and routing technologies. Current responsibilities include technical lead for the National Lambda Rail; technical lead for C-wave design, implementation, operation, and application support; and Cisco representation for SCinet (WAN Transport, Routing, and Vendor Liaison). Kevin is currently engaged as a participant on the National Science Foundation's Joint Engineering Team (JET) and previously served on the ACM/IEEE SC Industrial Advisory Committee. Over his career at Cisco Kevin has made contributions as a technical leader in the Academic & Research Technology Initiatives group, Technical Marketing, and WW Technical Operations. He has acted as a trusted advisor to major research networks including National Lambda Rail, large scale regional research networks, GigaPOP operators, Internet2 and the annual Supercomputing show network known as SCinet. He has been involved in the specification, design, implementation, and support of these networks with a focus on optical, switching, and routing. Kevin joined Cisco in 1995 as part of the LightStream/BBN acquisition. Prior to LightStream he was employed at BBN Communications Corp. and BBN Advanced Computers Inc. He is the holder of US Patent No. 7,327,722 granted in February, 2008. Kevin holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.