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