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Thought Provoking Keynotes from Industry Luminaries

Wednesday – Thursday, May 4 & 5, 2016

Wake up and be inspired by technology peers forging our future. More keynotes speakers to be announced soon!

Martin Casado

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Networking & Security Business Unit


Martin Casado is a VMware Fellow, and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware. He joined VMware in 2012, when the company acquired Nicira, of which he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Martin received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007 where his dissertation work led to the creation of the software-defined networking (SDN) movement, and laid the foundation for the new paradigm of network virtualization. He received his Masters from Stanford University in 2005. While at Stanford, Martin co-founded Illuminics Systems, an IP analytics company, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006. Prior to attending Stanford, Martin held a research position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on network security in the information operations assurance center (IOAC). Martin has been recognized as one of the industry’s leading innovators, and has been featured as one of Business Insider’s “50 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech,” Forbes’ “Next Gen Innovators,” and Silicon Valley’s Business Journal’s “Silicon Valley 40 Under 40.” In 2013, Martin was also honored with the Grace Murray Hopper Award as Outstanding Young Computer Professional of the Year.

Matt Eclavea

Vice President of Technology

Sacramento Kings

Matt Eclavea serves as Vice President of Technology for the the Sacramento Kings. In this role he is responsible for all technology operations at Sleep Train Arena and leads the technology selection, development and implementation at Golden 1 Center – the world-class sports and entertainment venue opening in downtown Sacramento in October.  

Before to joining the Kings in 2015, Matt was with the San Francisco 49ers where he was in charge of designing and implementing the network and technology infrastructure at Levi’s Stadium. Matt has over 18 years experience in network engineering, having worked for numerous leading Silicon Valley technology vendors including Brocade Communications, Foundry Networks, Nortel Networks and Bay Networks as well as the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. 

Matt holds two patents in networking technology and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for over 20 years, including two overseas deployments. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from San Jose State University and resides in Pleasanton, California with his wife and three children. 


Google Fellow & Networking Technical Lead


Amin Vahdat is a Google Fellow and Technical Lead for networking at Google. He has contributed to Google's data center, wide area, edge/CDN, and cloud networking infrastructure, with a particular focus on driving vertical integration across large-scale compute, networking, and storage. Vahdat have made fundamental research contributions to cloud computing, data consistency, energy-efficient computing, data center architecture, and optical networking. In the past, he served as the SAIC Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego and the Director of UCSD's Center for Networked Systems. Vahdat received his PhD from UC Berkeley in Computer Science, is an ACM Fellow and a past recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Duke University David and Janet Vaughn Teaching Award.

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