ORG Juniper Networks Title Consulting Engineer BIO Fred Stringer is a Consulting Engineer with Juniper Networks, Inc where he provides technical direction for high performance IP/MPLS networks. Mr. Stringer is a nationally known expert on network reliability representing Juniper on the ATIS Network Reliability Steering Committee and previous was commissioned on the FCC's Network Reliability and Interoperability Commission (NRIC) where he wrote many Best Practices for Network Operations for several years. In addition to his expertise on system, software and network reliability Mr Stringer has extensive experience in Network Engineering of digital and optical networks and network synchronization. Before joining Juniper Networks Mr. Stringer was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff with AT&T Labs and Bell Laboratories. During his 14 years at AT&T he worked on many different products and networks. One of the significant accomplishments is the design and implementation of a tier 1 IP backbone network known still today as AT&T's Common BackBone network. He designed and planned networks for many of AT&T's largest network customers and he developed a Network Reliability and Diversity planning professional practice for AT&T's technical marketing group and trained the first deployment of consultants. Mr. Stringer is a frequent speaker at events hosted by Juniper Networks, Industry events, ATIS workshops and is a participant in IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability workshops... He was appointed a "Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS)" in 1993 for development of data network design tools and practices.