Philip Smith joined Cisco Systems in January 1998. He is a member of the Internet Architectures Group of Consulting Engineering, reporting into the Office of the CTO. His role includes working with many ISPs in the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world, specifically in network strategies, design, technology, and operations, as well as helping with network configuration and scaling. He is also involved in training ISP engineers, co-founded the Cisco ISP Workshop Program, and provides ISP training at conferences and other networking forums around the world. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial ISP. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK and played a key role in building the modern Intenet in Europe. Philip holds a Doctor of Philosophy and has a First-Class Honours Degree in Physics. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.