Chad Smith is a Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect and a Google Certified Trainer. He has been an IT professional since the days of downloading Linux on floppy disks. Chad received a degree in Computer Science and has spent 25 years in Linux, networking, data center operations, and Systems Architecture. Since 2010, he has been working almost exclusively in cloud architecture, building both cloud-only and hybrid architectures that integrate with on-premise infrastructures. He is experienced in both Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, and holds certifications in AWS as well as being an AWS authorized trainer.