George Smith is Principal Systems Engineer at Extreme Networks. An enthusiast for technology and customers alike, he has 35 years of industry experience in planning, designing, installing and analyzing LAN and WAN infrastructures, both wired and wireless. Additionally, Smith has contributed to R&D for high-technology companies including General Electric, 3Com, and Wang Labs. From an early stage he was fortunate enough to be actively involved in the birth of IP/Ethernet based networking at these companies in the 1990s, when ground breaking efforts in computer communications were taking place.
Smith is part of Covington's “Who's Who of Networking Professionals,” Professional of the Year and a VIP Member in good standing. Driven to stay ahead of change, Smith constantly reinvents himself to keep pace with fast paced evolution of network technology. He has a passion for developing his ability to understand and explain complicated technologies and bringing out the business implications. He thrives on developing the ideal business solutions for his customers and enjoys the human side of networking by fostering long-term relationships. His vision and passion for technology along with the solutions it provides enhances his abilities in the workforce.
In his free time, George enjoys spending time with his family, flying aircraft, being in stage musical and plays along with giving back to the community through volunteer efforts whenever he can.