Tony has worked in the engineering industry for 28 years. Starting with OSS support in the UK Ministry Of Defence, network administration at the University of Oxford and then through the early days of the European internet designing and building ISP backbones for the largest UK, European and global ISPs of their day. He then left the enterprise world to start an engineering business which grew successfully for nearly 10 years before he decided on a change of direction. Following a career break and a brief spell of commercial flying he ended up working back in the academic world with the GÉANT Project. He has a degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications. Tony has been at GÉANT since 2012 and one of his primary roles is to eat the chocolate that Temoor provides.
Darren’s career has been varied and largely within technical service support and delivery roles. His decision to return to academia to complete a Computer Science Degree was driven by a desire to learn more about areas in which he was frustrated by inefficiencies. Prior to that Darren held senior roles in various organisations in the Cambridge area of England. He joined GEANT following graduation in order to work in the world of computer networks. He brings his broad skills, maturity and a sense of joy-de-vivre to the GEANT Operations Centre team where he has worked since 2011.
Josep has a varied background and came to I.T. and telecommunications later in his career. Before coming to research he combined a part time Computer Science Degree with his previous technical support role. Josep is from Spain and is a great assistance when dealing with Spanish or French speaking colleagues. Josep has worked at GEANT since 2010 and has now finally learned to make English tea.
Temoor began his career in the ISP industry and latterly worked in voice and transmission. As such Temoor is equally at home with all levels of the OSI stack. Temoor has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore. He has worked in the GEANT Operations Centre Team since 2012 where one of his primary roles is to provide chocolate to the team.
Jeff joined GEANT in 2018 and with over 30 years of telecoms industry experience he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team supporting the NREN community. Recently at Interoute and C&W NOCs, his background is well suited to the hybrid technology that forms the GEANT network. Jeff has served in the field and on the phone where he tells us his customer service technique has been well oiled with some demanding customers. A British Telecom trained engineer Jeff brings vibrancy to the GEANT Operations Team where his enthusiasm for iron man competitions, 50 mile cycle rides and vigorous outdoor activities is unlikely to impress or rub off on the rest of his team who prefer chocolate and a more sedate lifestyle.
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