C L I V E  G.  H E R M A N N

Networking Consultant and Trainer

30 years experience Managing Computer Networks, coupled with in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies in the broadband and wireless communications systems, have led to a career of unprecedented successes. 

Clive has held executive positions in several networking companies.  Today, as president of The NETWORK Network, Inc. he is world-renowned as "The consultant to the consultants!"

Chief Consultant on most secure network in the USA, Strategic Air Command – Omaha Nebraska.   The communications center selected as the most secure command and control center by the Secret Service.  President Bush was rushed to the location aboard Air Force One on September 11th.  The system includes both commercially available products, and some specifically designed and manufactured for this application.

Clive is one of a handful of people who has both led and trained teams of consultants for such companies such as AT&T, CACI, NORTEL, The RAND Corporation and Lucent.  He has inspired many Fortune 500 companies to deploy the Internet (and its predecessors) as "Networked Strategic Weapons" to create and retain market dominance.  All of his systems are based on a single - simple - philosophy of "making it easier for your customers to do business with you."

Windows 2000 Active Directory, Exchange, C# .Net Application Development,  Biztalk for HIPAA and SharePoint Portal  have been the focus of the last 2 years activities in both consulting and training.

The mission critical nature of the networks he has implemented has led to a specialization in Information Security.  Many of the networks he designed and implemented are now considered benchmarks of secure networks in highly vulnerable environments.  These include: CACI SecureNet for the Strategic AIR Command for the U.S. Air Force, HKTDC - "The Global TradeNet Network" for Hong Kong Trade Development Commission, ESCOM - National Electrical Power Grid for South Africa, GMADON - General Motors Dealer Order-entry Network.  A unifying theme for all these projects is the recognition that truly secure systems integrate security policies that pervade the entire spectrum of the database, application, operating systems and network design.

Clive's focus is on the "Application" of Networking to Business Processes.  Since 1982, he and his team have implemented networks to accelerate business processes to achieve competitive dominance. These concepts have been applied around the world: deploying miles of fiber to support the largest Medical LAN in the world at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. He was also the lead consultant on the development of a Fiber Optic WAN for the Jefferson County School district in Louisville Kentucky - a model for bringing the advanced learning of the Internet and networking to schools for the Department Of Education (DOE).

Clive's combination of consulting, marketing and training skills allow him to "leave his knowledge behind" when he completes a project.  His strengths include the ability to make rapid critical decisions about the strengths and weaknesses of the latest technologies with sound judgment based on over 25 years of broad International experience.  He also has a proven record of increasing profits while reducing expenses.  He has worked extensively with communications giants such as AT&T, Bell Labs, LUCENT, TELECOM New Zealand, SBC, and BellSouth.  He and his team have written RFP's and evaluated proposals for major network users, and has also led teams in creating unique business propositions such as that to the Indian Government Department of Telecommunications.

CAs an internationally recognized seminar leader, Clive has trained over 40,000 students on 4 continents. This has covered the entire the entire spectrum of IT technologies , both with specific custom tailored application-oriented courses for Fortune 500 companies, as well as the more traditional Cisco and Microsoft Certification Courses.

Clive continues to perfect his excellent communication, presentation and people skills as a noted observer and commentator on the Internet - and B2B.  He specializes in translating complex leading edge technologies: xDSL, Cable, Wireless, ATM,TCP/IP, IPVoice, BISDN, BlueStone, RF OC-Rate WANs: LMDS, G3, WAP, XML, SS7, Gnutella Networking, Free Space Optical Technology and the requirements for OSS and TMN.

He is extremely well regarded for his authoritative and incisive presentation style, and is equally comfortable debating strategies with CEO's of Fortune 500 companies, or technical concepts with engineers at Bell Labs or the RAND Corporation.

Professional Experience:

June 1984 to present -President - The NETWORK Network, Laguna Hills, CA

President of a leading edge US-based company specializing in all aspects of computer networking including strategic analysis, policy guidelines, management & implementation

  • C# and .NET Application Development and training.
  • Provided CTEC training throughout the US on all of the Microsoft .NET MOC courses
  • Consultant to Consultants -Clive is able to broker alliances and synergistically lead teams of specialized experts, from companies as diverse as the RAND Corporation and Lucent.
  • Developed Consultative Selling Skills program, for companies such as Phillips (Netherlands), Lucent, SBC, US West, and NCR.
  • "Winning with Digital Centrex", "Selling Network Applications", "Winning with Digital Data" and "Competition in the Wireless Data Market" are examples of hugely successful Telecom training programs, delivered by Clive and his team. These programs were developed together with Pacific Bell, Lucent Technologies, SBC and NORTEL. They have directly contributed to greater than 30% annual revenue growth in multi billion dollar companies. A direct result of applying his knowledge of the technology consultative selling skills.
  • Extensive experience with today's "new technologies". Clive has designed Networks for the largest communications users and suppliers in the world including: AT&T, Phillips, Lucent, General Motors, Northern Telecom, American Express, Pacific Bell, US West, Ameritech, Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Chemicals, U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command.
  • Since 1985, he has spent as many as 30 weeks a year in Asia Australia, Europe, and New Zealand, directing Global Networking Projects and Training.
  • Clive and his team have conducted Security Audits for Fortune 500 companies including some Leading Networking and Fiber Optic Suppliers.
  • 4 years as lead presenter in the monthly AT&T "Classroom of the Future™" a real time satellite-based multimedia training program in the USA and Canada. His team was responsible for pioneering the use of sophisticated 3D animations, to explain complex networking technologies.


  • World's first satellite-based marketing training (AT&T's Classroom of the Future)
  • Patents for Web-based training delivery systems
  • World's first secure Fiber Optic Network (USAF SecureNet)
  • World's first broadband network (Amdax)
  • World's first Digital Centrex Training (PacBell)
  • World's first CATV data network (Dow Chemical)
  • World's first distributed applications processors (SyFA)
  • World's first distributed network operating system language (SyBOL)

Previous Titles and Positions:

  • VP Marketing - Computer Automation
  • Director of Systems Engineering - NCR
  • Senior Networking Consultant - Zatyko and Associates
  • Country Sales Manager - Control Data Corporation
  • Manager Sales Support - AMDAX-
  • Chief Programmer Analyst - Olivetti
  • Member of Microsoft Development Network

Recent Papers, Presentations and Seminars:

  • Network Service Providers to Application Service Providers Transition Training
  • Networking - New Technologies/New Markets
  • Applications of Networks: Voice, Data and Image, Public and Private
  • Competition in the Data Marketplace - A Strategic Comparison of the Market Leaders
  • Bandwidth on Demand: For Voice, Data, and Video Applications
  • LANs, MANs, and WANs: Gateways, Bridges, and Interconnection
  • Network Management - The key to Customer Control
  • OSS For Service Providers - Provide Value Added Now
  • Electronic Business - Profit From It Now!
  • Hubs, Bridges, Switches, Routers and Gateways The building blocks for Enterprise Networks
  • Information and Data Security