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Shamin Barkat

CCIE #4041 (R&S and SP), VCP4, CISSP, CCSI#35075

Shamin has over 24 years of experience providing network based IT solutions to large corporations, government and education. He is the President and Principal Technical Architect for Barkat Consulting a company he founded. Barkat Consulting has Architected, Implemented, Designed and Operated many Fortune 500 company infrastructures. Before Barkat Consulting He was working for Cisco Systems for 12 years and for 6 years has been the Midwest Area Technology Solutions Architect. He has presented technology architectures at events like Networkers, Cisco Live, GSM, VCE Road show, and Architecture Forums. He has a Masters and Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and Double CCIE in Route and Switch and Service Provider, VCP4, CISSP and many other industry certifications.

 

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Sahim (Sam) Barkat

CCIE #5390  (R&S, Security & Voice)

Sahim (Sam) has over 26 years of experience providing network based IT solutions to large corporations, public sector and healthcare. He is the Vice President and Principal Technical Architect for Barkat Consulting. He has been working for Cisco Systems for 13 years in the Midwest Area as a Technology Solutions Architect on Unified Collaboration. He has presented technology architectures including IP Telephony, Unified Messaging, Business Video (Immersive as well as pervasive video), Collaboration, and Contact Center Architectures for Enterprise accounts. In the Past 2 years with Barkat Consulting Sam has worked on Building Data Centers including Architecture, design, and Implementation for Fortune 500 customers. Data Center designs included Firewall, Load Balancing, VPC and OTV technologies. He is a Triple CCIE in Route and Switch, Security, and Voice.