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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 AND GENERAL MANAGER, NETWORKING AND SECURITY BUSINESS UNIT

VMware

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.


AMIN VAHDAT

GOOGLE FELLOW & NETWORKING TECHNICAL LEAD

GOOGLE

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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