Thomas Tam

Thomas Tam

Thomas Tam

Chief Engineer, CANARIE

Thomas Tam joined CANARIE in 2002 as a Network Engineer. He previously worked for Bell Canada where he supported the CANARIE network operation and services. Over the course of his 14 years at CANARIE, Thomas has been involved in the design and deployment of the past four generations of CANARIE network infrastructure and services, including the deployment of packet over SONET, Ethernet over SONET, long-haul DWDM systems, and the latest, MPLS-based infrastructure.

In addition, Thomas is actively involved in Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) Technical Committee, helping to develop the strategy to shape the future of the NREN. He is also involved in global initiatives to develop a global network architecture framework to efficiently connect national and multi-national R&E networks around the world. In his spare time, Thomas loves to travel and see the world.