6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Guido Appenzeller
Bio: Guido Appenzeller is the Chief Technology Strategy Officer at VMWare’s Network and Security BU. Prior to this, he was founder of Big Switch Networks, and led the company for 4 years as CEO. He previously founded and was CTO at Voltage Security that he helped from to profitability and over 1,000 Enterprise Customers. From 2008 to 2010 Guido was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University where he led the team that developed the OpenFlow standard and reference implementation. Guido was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diploma) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Title: OpenFlow, SDN, Open Source and Bare Metal Switches
Speaker: Christos Kolias
Bio: Christos Kolias is a senior research scientist at Orange Silicon Valley (a subsidiary of Orange). Christos is a co-founder of the ETSI NFV group and had led the formation of ONF’s Wireless & Mobile working group. He has lectured on NFV and SDN at several events. Christos has more than 15 years of experience in networking, he is the originator of Virtual Output Queueing (VOQ) used in packet switching. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA.
Title: NFV: Empowering the Network