Karl Brumund

karl <at> brumund <dot> ca


To make a difference.  For me, this is building the next Internet for my children.  In an ever-connected world, IPv6 will enable continued connectivity to allow them to communicate more and shrink boundaries, whether it is Facetime with grandparents halfway around the world, making or watching the latest video on any device, anywhere, anytime, or enabling new applications that change the way we work, live, shop and play.


-   expert in all aspects of Internetworking:  IPv6, MPLS, IP VPN, BGP, xDSL, CMTS

-   developed custom solutions from residential/SOHO networks to 5,000 site enterprise networks

-   developed standard products, including Ethernet access, VoIP, xDSL, IP VPN, Data Centres

-   easily applies networking concepts to master new technologies and solve complex network issues quickly

-   as comfortable with presenting to C-levels as with reading RFCs and Wireshark traces

-   proven ability to see the big picture to translate business ideas into reality

-   excellent oral and written communications for diverse audiences

-   mentor and leader within and across teams

-   extensive vendor management, including RFIs/RFPs, roadmaps, technical commitments

-   Juniper EX/MX/SRX/ERX, Cisco IOS/IOS-XR/IOS-XE, Alcatel-Lucent 7750SR, A10, Redback


Rogers Communications                                                                                                    2007-Present

Senior IP Network Integrator

-   IPv6 team lead

o   led multi-disciplinary team designing and deploying IPv6 in Rogers networks

o   successful participation in World IPv6 Day and customer trials

o   extensive IPv6 experience end to end, from home CPE and enterprises to IP/MPLS core

-   Data Centre/Cloud lead

o   audit and expansion of secure data centre network hosting Rogers IMS, Rogers Secure Home Monitoring, web servers, video servers, DNS, DHCP

o   Juniper MX, EX, SRX, A10 Networks

-   Rogers Business Services Network lead

o   tripled size of Alcatel Lucent 7750SR network to entire Rogers footprint

o   special assembly expert for Enterprise and wholesale customers

-   Network Engineering lead

o   core, distribution, peering, access, hosting

o   integration of Futureway, Aurora Cable, Sprint Canada customers and networks

o   MPLS, IP, VPN, security, load-balancers, firewalls, cable, DSL, network integration

Futureway Communications                                                                                                   2004-2007

Senior IP Engineer

-   test and deploy Tekelec Class 5 VoIP softswitches

-   design residential VoIP product: iTalk

-   design Carrier Ethernet over Copper solution for enterprise access

-   upgrade and stabilization of ADSL and G.SHDSL network

-   Internet, Ethernet, VPN, VoIP, IPv6, hosting network and product design

Nortel Networks                                                                                                                        2000-2003

Chief Architect, Internetworking

-   team lead, chief technical consultant and subject matter expert for Internetworking

-   develop products and services, including design, costing and reference architectures

-   translation of clients’ business requirements into product and service proposals

-   presales support for internetworking engagements, both Enterprise and Service Provider

-   senior resource often called in to save projects and restore clients’ trust

-   Sprint LTD VoIP migration

-   Contivity IPSEC VPN deployment for Amadeus CRS, Miami

-   Data Centre design for Reliance Networks, Mumbai, India

-   complete WAN, LAN, wireless and video design for New York Hall of Science

-   network assessments for University of Maryland, Multicare Health/Seattle, Mandalay Resort/Detroit 

-   copper and optical telco interconnect (Meet-Me Room) design for Enron, Boston

-   OSS for 360Networks, Vancouver

UUNET                                                                                                                                        1997-2000

Manager, Network Engineering

-   leading Engineering, NOC and TAC groups in UUNET Canada

-   develop network, technology, product and access strategies

-   design of new products, including ADSL, Ethernet access, hosting

-   design and build hosting and colocation Data Centres

-   integrated six separate ASes into one common network

-   transition legacy UUNET Canada network to UUNET US AS701

-   upgrading network from DS3/OC3c to OC12c/OC48c

IBM/Advantis                                                                                                                             1994-1997

Internet Planner

-   design, costing and capacity planning of IBM Global Network Internet Backbone

-   development of new Internet offerings and services, including leased line and managed firewall

-   design and costing of custom Internet solutions for major customers

The Gemini Group                                                                                                                    1989-1994

Telecommunications Engineer

-   test and deploy Newbridge Frame Relay, ACC routers, airline communications network

-   Frame Relay, IP, Netbios, Novell IPX, ALC, AC100, AC200, SNA


Queen’s University                                                                                                                                    1989

B.Sc. in Engineering with first class honours
(Mathematics and Engineering, dual specializations of Communications and Control, and Computer Science)


Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) since 1991

NANOG member since 1997

continual professional development through formal training courses, conferences and research

multi-vendor home lab: IP, MPLS, VPN, IPSEC, VoIP