Author Biographies

Author Biography

Brian Christensen

Director of Enterprise Solutions Engineering

Brian Christensen is Director of Enterprise Solutions Engineering at Cisco. His team is responsible for creation of Cisco Validated Designs for enterprise customers, which include Places-In-Network (PIN) based designs as well as specific industry solutions. Christensen was previously Director of Data Center Systems & Solutions with Cisco IT, managing all global corporate data centers, which support over 1000 applications and are a key enabler in Cisco's internal Internet capabilities. He was responsible for deploying the Service Oriented Data Center architecture, which fully virtualized Cisco's internal data centers. Christensen joined Cisco in 1994, initially leading Cisco's first ERP deployment. Previously, he held IT management positions with Wells Fargo Bank and PG&E. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.