6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Guido Appenzeller
Bio: Guido Appenzeller, Ph.D. Co-founded Big Switch Networks Inc. in 2010 and has been its Chief Technology Officer since November 2013. Mr. Appenzeller served as Chief Executive Officer of Big Switch Networks Inc. until November 2013 and also served as its President. Mr. Appenzeller is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Morgenthaler. Guido received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2004.
Title: The Changing face of SDN
Speaker: Kenneth Duda
Bio: Kenneth Duda is a pioneer of advanced networking software and is the lead architect of Arista Networks EOS, a stateful modular operating system for all Arista Networks products. He is also co-author of VMware's VXLAN specification. From 2005 to 2008, Ken was also the Acting President of Arista Networks.
Title: The Heart and Soul of a Linux-based Network Operating System
Speaker: Mat Mathews
Bio: Mat Mathews is Co-Founder & VP, Product Management, Plexxi Inc. Mat has more than 19 years of experience creating and executing product strategies for networking and network security companies and is currently leading Plexxi's product management and strategy efforts consisting of high-end data center switches, SDN-based control software, and open source hardware and software initiatives. Before Plexxi, Mat was VP of Product Management and Product Marketing at Arbor Networks, where he led all product portfolio management, strategic planning, and product line P&L for a $100m product portfolio and helped lead the company into data center security solutions. Danaher Corp acquired Arbor in August 2011. Prior to joining Arbor Networks, Mat was Vice President of Product Management at Crossbeam Systems where he was responsible for defining and launching all the company's products and helped drive Crossbeam into a market share leadership position for high-end security gateways. Before Crossbeam, Mat held several senior level Product Management positions at Convergent Networks, Xylan Communications and Bay Networks/Wellfleet Communications. Mat also co-founded and led the marketing efforts for a strategy consulting firm that helped legacy media and telecommunications companies build strategies to reinvent their businesses. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Title: The Heart of the Open Network