Freelance Network Consultant – CCIE Routing & Switching
My name is Wojtek Siodelski and I am UK based freelance network consultant with a track record of leading multiple large LAN and Wireless LAN projects. I am CCIE certified with 15 years experience in networking. Personally, I am very driven and ambitious individual with remarkable attention to detail and strong leadership skills. I can lead large teams, run with design workshops and explain the most complex technical ideas in layman’s terms. My great strength is not only the network engineering but leading large and complicated technical projects, bringing everyone on the same page and taking full ownership and accountability for the final solution. Together with my colleague we have built another startup IT company called EDNX which provides various network consultancy services.
Interesting facts about me
In my spare time I am dedicated triathlete that always wants to improve his previous iron-man time. It is the challenge that motivates me both in personal and business life. When I was in my early twenties I was the youngest qualified Yacht Master in Poland leading one of the polish vessels in International Boat race – Tallships 2000. There is quite a more information about that on my old personal website. I have also started a business with my wife selling large wall clocks which is pretty successful worldwide. All of those wall clocks are handmade and hand painted by my wife and I am the main website developer.
August 2011, Brussels – CCIE #29865 Routing & Switching
September 2003, Gdansk Poland – Master’s degree in Telecommunication
- Technical Director & Co-founder of EDNX, limited company specializing in Software Defined Networks SD-WAN & SD-Access
- Network Architect leading global WAN roll out for Astrazeneca – replacing MPLS and Internet provider across 120+ locations and changing IWAN design
- Network Architect responsible for designing and implementing Application Centric Infrastructure Fabric in 3 key Datacenters for Astrazeneca multinational Pharmaceutical company
- Network Architect responsible for 10 Gigabit Global Ring design and implementation for Astra Zeneca. The project includes multiple technologies and interaction with Large Scale BGP, MPLS VPNs, IWAN & Enterprise LAN
- Technical Delivery Architect on multiple large WLAN upgrades including Prime, Wireless LAN Controllers, Identity Services Engine, Mobility Services Engine
- Technical Delivery Architect designing, implementing and testing new redundant Internet, DMZ and DWDM solution for St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospitals
- Technical Delivery Architect responsible for the full core, distribution & access layer replacement at York Teaching Hospitals. The network consisted of the Cisco Catalyst 3750 switches at the access layer, Catalyst 6509 at the distribution layer and Catalyst 6504 at the core. I have led on design and implementation phases of the project migrating the network to the new Cisco Virtual Switching System (VSS) based on the Catalyst 6807-XL at the core layer and the Catalyst 3850 at the access layer. The second part of this project was the migration of Scarborough Hospital core network to the new 6880-X VSS.
- Technical Delivery Architect responsible for the full core & access layer replacement at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. The network was 3COM and I led on replacing it with the Catalyst 6880-X at the core layer and the Catalyst 2960S at the access layer. I have also installed the new WLAN controllers in HA pair and integrated them with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) acting as the RADIUS server
- Technical Delivery Architect responsible for replacing the Catalyst 6509 core network with the Nexus 7710 at University Hospitals in Bristol. This piece of work also involved splitting the network logical design into the Core and Server context on the Nexus
- Technical Delivery Architect responsible for designing and implementing the new Wireless LAN for Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust. My responsibility involved designing and implementing new WLAN for Location services including the following components: 8510 WLCs in HA pair, Prime, ISE and Mobility Services Engine (MSE)
- Technical Implementation Lead for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Wireless LAN installation. I have picked up both project in AP commissioning phase and led them through to the final sign-off.
- completed two Iron distance triathlons, multiple marathons & ultra marathons
- skipper s/y “ELEKTRA” on Mediterranean, 26 people onboard
- Tall Ships 2000 – Youngest skipper in international transatlantic boat race, 2 press articles
- Yacht Master – certificate authorizing to operate sailing yachts in all waters without any limitations,
- Sailing Instructor – certificate authorizing to teach people sailing