Marwan Al-shawi, CCDE No. 20130066, is a lead design with British Telecom Global Services. He helps large-scale enterprise customers to select the right technology solutions for their business needs, and provides technical consultancy for various types of network designs and architectures. Marwan has been in the networking industry for more than 12 years and has been involved in architecting, designing, and implementing various large-scale networks, some of which are global service provider-grade networks. Marwan has also worked as a technical consultant with Dimension Data Australia, a Cisco Global Alliance Partner; network architect with IBM Australia global technology services; and other Cisco partners and IT solution providers. He holds a Master of Science degree in internetworking from the University of Technology, Sydney. Marwan also holds other certifications such as Cloud Architect Expert (EMCCAe), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Network Professional – Voice (CCNP Voice), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Marwan was selected as a Cisco Designated VIP by the Cisco Support Community (CSC) (official Cisco Systems forums) in 2012, and by the Solutions and Architectures subcommunity in 2014. In addition, in 2015, Marwan was selected as a member of the Cisco Champions program.