Dr. Jim Metzler is widely recognized as an authority on both network technology and its business applications. In over 28 years of professional experience, Jim has assisted tens of vendors to refine their product strategies and simultaneously helped over a hundred enterprises evolve their network infrastructure.
Jim holds a Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis from Boston University. He is a columnist in InternetWeek and a member of the Networld + Interop Planning Committee. Jim chairs the planning committee for EXPO COM. Along with Lynn DeNoia, he has published a book entitled "Layer 3 Switching: A Guide for IT Professionals." Jim conducts tutorials on both local and wide area networking at ComNet in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco as well as at Networld + Interop, both in the United States and Europe. Dr. Metzler is both a faculty member and an advisor to Northeastern University's State of the Art Program in Networking.