Author Biographies

Author Biography

John Strika

Technical Marketing Engineer

John Strika is a Technical Marketing Engineer in Cisco's Public Sector Enterprise Systems Engineering team, with expertise in the areas of mobility and location-based services. He has coauthored white papers on enterprise mobility and Wi-Fi location-based services. As a member of Cisco's Enterprise Architecture Board, he helps maintain Cisco's vision and architectural direction and define Cisco's roadmap for context-aware and presence solutions. Previously, Strika was Cisco's first mobility consulting systems engineer, responsible for architecting creative wireless solutions for large enterprise customers. His 28 years of experience spans network design and implementation, applications development, facilities planning and management, consulting, and general management. His past roles have included mission-critical telecommunications design and development at AT&T and systems programming and data communications management with Wall Street brokerages and commercial banks. Prior to joining Cisco, Strika was at Telxon Corporation (parent of Cisco's Aironet wireless acquisition) for nine years, reaching the position of Southern Division Vice President of Wireless Technologies and Services. He is a member of the IEEE and has held several Federal Communications Commission licenses in the use and modification of amateur and commercial radio. His educational background is in electrical engineering and computer applications programming from Columbia University and in finance from Fordham University's College of Business Administration, and he holds a masters of communications technology certificate from the American Institute. He was a charter Novell Certified Netware Engineer in the greater New York City area. Always seeking opportunities to use his mobility and advanced communications knowledge to improve public safety as well as the safety of our public servants, Strika has served in volunteer search and rescue as well as a Public Safety Officer.

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