Tom Hollingsworth

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Tom Hollingsworth, CCIE #29213, is an event lead for the Tech Field Day events series. He also writes about networking and related technolgies on his blog at With over 18 years of experience in the IT field, Tom has covered the breadth of technology from desktop deployment to data center installation. He brings his unique perspective to his writing both on his blog and at Network Computing. Tom can also be found prognosticating and commenting about technology from his Twitter account @networkingnerd.

Event Staff

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Field Day Appearances

Field Day Videos

Links with Tag @NetworkingNerd

  1. Excitement Abounds at Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live EMEA 2024
  2. Asking the Right Question About the Wireless Future
  3. Wrapping Up a Year of Wireless With Mobility Field Day 10
  4. Setting a Foundation for Security With Security Field Day 10
  5. Does Automation Require Reengineering?
  6. Navigating Data Security at the Edge
  7. Finishing Strong With Networking Field Day 33
  8. Life on the Edge – a Roundtable Discussion
  9. Modernizing the Extranet With Alkira
  10. Ways to Amplify Unvalued Security Teams in Organizations
  11. Meet Field Day Delegate – Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink
  12. Summer Field Day Fun at Networking Field Day 32
  13. Cross Training for Career Completeness
  14. Safe and Sound at Security Field Day 9
  15. Excitement in the Air With Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live US 2023
  16. The Power of Expertise at Ventev
  17. Meet Field Day Delegate – Raymond Hendrix, Owner of Wi-Fi Wise International
  18. Meet Field Day Delegate – Kerry Kulp, Founding Partner at Velaspan
  19. Aruba Isn’t a Wireless Company (Any More)
  20. Making Mobility Magic at Mobility Field Day 9
  21. Fixing Firewall Sizing Issues With Prosmio
  22. The Amazing Way Observability Shapes Automation
  23. Excitement in the Air at Aruba Atmosphere 2023!
  24. Rethinking Search With Cribl
  25. Networking Field Day Returns This April!
  26. Tech Field Day Is Extra at Cisco Live EMEA!
  27. Friday Networking Field Day Thoughts
  28. Networking Into the Future With Networking Field Day 30
  29. The Imposter Syndrome Network Podcast: Tom Hollingsworth
  30. Safe, Sound, and Secure With Security Field Day 8!
  31. Why Do We Accept Bad Wireless Clients?
  32. Monday Mobility Quick Thoughts
  33. Moving Faster With Mobility Field Day 8
  34. Redundancy Is Not Resiliency
  35. Even More to Explore With Networking Field Day 29!
  36. The Puzzle of Peering With Kentik
  37. Networking Field Day: Service Provider 2 Is Here!
  38. Friday Mobility Field Day Thoughts
  39. On the Go With Mobility Field Day 7!
  40. Creating a Consistent User Experience Across the Network
  41. The Silver Lining of Cisco Live
  42. Friday Thoughts Pre-Cisco Live
  43. Tech Field Day Extra Is Live With Cisco!
  44. Consistency Across the Board With Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN
  45. Quality to Be Named Later
  46. Friday Thoughts on the Full Stack
  47. Networking Field Day 28 Is Here!
  48. A Modest Proposal for Cisco Interface Naming
  49. Securing 2022 With Security Field Day 7!
  50. Join Tech Field Day and Cisco for an Exclusive!
  51. The Network Does Too Much
  52. A New Year of Networking at Networking Field Day 27!
  53. Threat Hunting for Exploits With Cisco
  54. A Service Provider Network Is Not Your Enterprise Network
  55. Get Ready for Networking Field Day: Service Provider!
  56. Securing 5G and IoT With Betacom
  57. Solving the Multi-Cloud Puzzle With Prosimo
  58. Tending Your Security Garden With Swimlane
  59. Is the M1 MacBook Pro Wi-Fi Really Slower?
  60. Fast Friday Thoughts From Security Field Day
  61. Focusing on a Secure Future at Security Field Day 6
  62. ZPE Systems Unifies the Remote Office
  63. Arrcus and the Vision for Application Acceleration
  64. All the Networking You Crave at Networking Field Day 26!
  65. Sharpening the Edge With Aruba
  66. Racing to the Future With NGINX Sprint
  67. The Future of Cloud Is Now With Cisco and Tech Field Day
  68. Start Your Engines for Networking Field Day – Service Provider
  69. Experience at the Edge With Mobility Field Day!
  70. Bringing Network Automation Home With Anuta Networks ATOM
  71. The Fork in the Network to Code Road With Nautobot
  72. Presenters React to Networking Field Day
  73. Networking Isn’t Just a Tool
  74. Even More Networking Field Day Headed Your Way May 12-14, 2021!
  75. Scality Announces ARTESCA | Gestalt IT Rundown: April 28, 2021
  76. Nailing Down Home Networking Issues With NetBeez
  77. Presenters React to Security Field Day
  78. Tune in for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Cisco Live Global 2021
  79. Session-Aware AI-Driven Networking With Juniper Networks
  80. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  81. Presenters React to the Cloud Field Day Experience
  82. What Do the Delegates Think About Networking Field Day?
  83. Security Field Day Is Back March 23-25, 2021
  84. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live Global 2021 – Anniversary
  85. Unifying SD-WAN and Edge With Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series
  86. Translating Your Network With Cisco Crosswork Network Controller
  87. Riverbed Wants You to Stop Being the Network Superhero
  88. Operationalizing Zero Trust Security With Illumio
  89. Cisco Tetration Helps Keep Security From Getting Left Behind
  90. Troubleshooting in an Isolated World With PathSolutions
  91. Keeping SLAs Honest With Broadcom
  92. Taking a Network Mulligan With Apstra
  93. Educating Teachers About Wireless With Metageek Rampart
  94. Top-Notch Troubleshooting With Arista and Cloudvision-As-A-Service
  95. Wide Area AI Networking With Juniper
  96. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  97. Tomversations: Episode 11 – Data Processing Units (DPUs)
  98. Ending Wireless Eavesdropping With Wi-Fi Enhanced Open and Cisco
  99. The Value of Synthetic Testing With Catchpoint
  100. Challenging the Status Quo With CBRS and Celona
  101. Telemetry Troubles Solved With Intel Ingenuity
  102. Nothing but the Truths With IP Fabric
  103. The Truth Will Set You Free With NetBox
  104. Ring Around the Datacenter With Airvine
  105. SD-IoT With VMware Nyansa
  106. Mist Is the New Edge
  107. Modernizing AirMagnet With NetAlly
  108. Thoughts From Networking Field Day 23
  109. Unified Security Theory With Fortinet
  110. Host Separation With Tempered
  111. Opening Up Remote Access With Opengear
  112. Powering Your People With Ventev
  113. Redefining Service Protection With VMware Service-Defined Firewall
  114. Bad Behavior Analysis With Juniper Networks
  115. Fast Friday – Mobility Field Day 5 Edition
  116. What Will HPE Do With Silver Peak? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 15, 2020
  117. Why Did VMware Buy Datrium? | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 8, 2020
  118. Cisco SecureX Roundtable
  119. Cisco Intent-Based Networking Roundtable
  120. The New Branch With Riverbed SD-WAN
  121. A Tale of Scale in Three Parts With Broadcom
  122. Go Time With PathSolutions
  123. Insightful Fabric Management With Cisco Network Insights
  124. Defeating Configuration Drift With Gluware
  125. Rogue Device Detection Thanks to PathSolutions
  126. A Week of Unexpected Expectedness With Forward Networks
  127. Tom’s Virtual Corner at Cisco Live US 2020
  128. Leaving Legacy Behind to Build Better Networks With DriveNets
  129. Pensando Places Programmability First
  130. Ensuring Code Quality With Arista
  131. Monitoring Application Performance From the Inside Out With Solarwinds AppOptics
  132. The Programmability Voyage With Barefoot Networks
  133. NGINX Meshes Well With Others
  134. Exorcising Network Ghosts With VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  135. A Measure of Automation With Juniper Networks
  136. Cloud Rich Updates in Zerto 8.0
  137. Dell EMC SmartFabric Director- Weaving a Tapestry of Green
  138. SD-WAN and Technical Debt
  139. Itential – The Network Glue You Need
  140. Moving Past the Edge With Aruba SD-Branch
  141. What Is Closed-Loop Automation?
  142. The Power of Communities – An Interview With David Penaloza Seijas
  143. Fast Friday – Networking Field Day 22 Thoughts
  144. Does SPB Mean “Secure Path Bridging”?
  145. Answers at Your Fingertips With Forward Networks
  146. Meraki Is Almost an Enterprise Solution
  147. Cisco Live Europe Reactions | Gestalt IT Rundown: January 29, 2020
  148. Priming Your Application Performance With Intel Application Device Queues
  149. Captivating Wireless Connectivity With Cisco OpenRoaming
  150. Testing the Whole System With NetAlly EtherScope nXG
  151. Really Late Company Christmas Shopping
  152. Assuring Your Service Level With Ixia IxProbe
  153. Over the Ramparts, Metageek Watched
  154. Stopping vMotion Roulette With Virtana
  155. Rethinking Networking Architecture With Arrcus
  156. Tackling Troublesome IoT With Fortinet
  157. The Value of Virtual Networks From Tesuto
  158. AI and Trivia
  159. The Name’s the Thing With Guardicore
  160. Monitoring Cloud Network Traffic With ExtraHop
  161. Meet the First #TFD Delegates: Tom Hollingsworth
  162. Building Better Policies With Machine Learning and Edgewise Networks
  163. Fragmentation Free With Aruba’s Newest Switches
  164. Malware Microsegmentation With Illumio
  165. All-In on AI With Mist and Juniper
  166. Fast Friday Thoughts – Networking Field Day 21