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Daniel Eklund

20251 Hunt Club Dr, Harper Woods, MI 48225

Overview

  • Well versed in current switch, router and wireless technology
  • I have been in charge of networking at Wayne State University since 1989. During this time I have led a team of about a dozen networking professionals. We have put together a very robust network and continue to grow this network in a way that ensures its stability and usability.
  • Conversant in Windows, Macintosh and Linux/Unix

Objective

  • I am looking to lead a team of individuals in a results only work environment (ROWE) who are responsible for networking

Employment History

July 2011 - Present

Wayne State University, Computing and Information Technology

Detroit, MI

Director of Network Engineering and Security

  • Panelist for the Merit Network Inc, Network Maven's Summit on Nov 2, 2011. Topic - Wireless Networking Challenges on Campus
  • Currently oversee 13 professional staff

1998 - June 2011

Wayne State University, Computing and Information Technology

Detroit, MI

Director, Network Engineering

  • Achieved 99.99% and greater overall uptime rating every month.
  • Responsible for 2 complete refresh cycles of network equipment. All have been completed on time and on budget.
  • Campus-wide Wireless Challenges - Panelist - Educause Midwest Regional Conference - March 2009
  • Creating an 802.11n Strategy that Makes Sense - A webinar for campustechnology.com - March 27, 2008
  • Presenter for a webinar about the deployment of 802.11n at Wayne State University on March 24, 2008
  • Chose Meru as the vendor for wireless, in 3 years installed 1400 access points across 100 buildings. Project has been on schedule and on budget during this time. Daily unique users peaks at 11,000 with a peak concurrent of nearly 5000.
  • Guided the development of our own network monitoring and statistics gathering system
  • Responsible for the network design in multiple new buildings across campus
  • Moved the backbone network from ATM to Ethernet in 2003 which greatly reduced downtime.

1987-1988

Wayne State University - Adamany Undergraduate Library

Detroit, MI

Manager - Information Technology

  • Responsible for the installation of 700 computers and associated servers and printers over the course of 6 months. All were ready for opening day.
  • Responsible for designing the IT infrastructure for this new library on campus. This included Macs, PCs and Neoware thin client computers.
  • Oversaw a staff of 2 professionals and 18 students who staffed a 24x7 facility.

Education

1980 - 1986

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Bachelors of Science in Geology, Minor in Computer Science

  • Halfway through my degree in Geology I discovered computers and networks through a job I had on campus. I was responsible for the installation of the first token ring network on campus.