VP of Operations
Joseph Thurman is the VP of Operations at BC Networks. He formally joined the firm in November of 2000 after working with BCN, as both a client and as a consultant, since the early 1990's. His responsibilities include managing the Helpdesk, Network Operations Center (NOC), and Customer Service.
Prior to BC Networks, Mr. Thurman was Sr. Director of Network Operations at iBEAM Broadcasting (NAS:IBEM). There he led the strategic direction and oversaw the construction of its NOC, terrestrial and satellite data networks and distributed data centers.
He was responsible for a staff of 70 engineers and for coordinating research, planning and implementation of all facets of network operations. This included technology architecture, capacity planning, digital hierarchy, data transport, switching, physical and logical layers, facility requirements and maintenance, collocation standards, security, network management systems, backup, forecasting, budgeting, and network documentation.
Mr. Thurman brings to BC Networks a wealth of knowledge gained from over two decades of experience in corporate IT Management and Network Architecture. He has worked with some of Silicon Valley's best, including Teledyne MEC, Ultratech Stepper, InfoWorld Media Group and iBEAM Broadcasting. Additionally, Corporate and Educational Campus and Data Center construction projects with DPR, Gilbane and South Bay Construction. Mr. Thurman completed undergraduate requirements in Business Administration at the University of Washington, and has industry certifications from Microsoft, Novell, HP-Compaq, 3COM and APICS.