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Chia Tan

Director of Solutions Architecture Team
Cisco

Having over 18 years experience in the Service Provider industry, Chia is currently focused on Service Provider Solution Architecture to both Fixed and Wireless Operators in the Asia Pacific Japan China region. In his current role as a Director of Solutions Architecture team, he is involved in working with Operators, aligning their Business and Operational goals to their Network Architecture. Chia's experience covers across technologies such as Mobile, Cable, xDSL, FTTx/Ethernet and Services Enablement. His engagements have seen Operators aligning their Network Architecture to a Services Framework resulting in improved Competitive Differentiation and Cost Savings

Prior to his current role, he was a Senior Consulting Engineer in Cisco ANZ. Chia has worked with both regional and global customers. His experience have seen him work across the various phases and trends in the market such as Deregulation of Access, Compeition for the last mile, introduction of LTE, WiFi, FTTx Broadband and Government Broadband initiatives

Chia is married with 2 children and enjoys time off with his family. He is an active cyclist and middle distance runner, in which he also participates in recreational events

Academic Accomplishments

Chia graduated from University of Sydney with a Double Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computing Science.

He's also completed a Masters in Business and Technology at the University of New South Wales