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Monday, May 18 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
OpenStack Networking of the Future: a Look with Industry Startup Founders and 451 Chief Analyst Eric Hanselman

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Title: OpenStack Networking of the Future: a Look with Industry Startup Founders and 451 Chief Analyst Eric Hanselman


OpenStack Neutron has its known weaknesses. Neutron's problems are both endemic to its own design, and the software-defined networking systems that it plugs into it.


We’re proposing a Startup Founders’ panel from the most prominent networking startups to talk about the innovations in networking today. Panelists will give their individual viewpoints on how startup technologies are disrupting proprietary networking standards set forth decades ago. The founders will also offer a perspective as to why the venture community is so bullish about making million-dollar investments in this layer of the infrastructure.


Startup Companies/Executives

Big Switch (Rob Sherwood)

Midokura (Dan Dumitriu)

Plumgrid (Pere Monclus)

Nuage Networks (Scott Sneddon)

Other participants to be added




Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research


avatar for Dan Mihai Dumitriu

Dan Mihai Dumitriu

CTO and Co-Founder, Midokura
Dan leads the product and technology strategy at Midokura. Dan has extensive experience building fault tolerant distributed systems in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, financial services, and enterprise infrastructure. He is a co-author of multiple research papers, holds... Read More →
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Eric Hanselman

Chief Analyst, 451 Research
Eric is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research and coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 research disciplines, with an extensive, hands-on understanding of a range of subject areas, including networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors and their intersection... Read More →
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Pere Monclus

CTO and Co-Founder of PLUMgrid, PLUMgrid
Before co-founding PLUMgrid, Pere was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems in the Research and Advanced Development team, where he led innovation in the areas of cloud, security and converged infrastructure. Prior to that, he was responsible for the architecture and technology... Read More →
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Rob Sherwood

CTO at Big Switch Networks, Big Switch Networks
Rob serves as the CTO for Big Switch Networks, where he spends his time internally leading software architecture and externally evangelizing SDN to customers and partners.  Rob is an active contributor to open source projects such as Switch Light and Floodlight as well as the Open... Read More →
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Scott Sneddon

Principle Solutions Architect, Nuage Networks
Scott Sneddon is Principle Solutions Architect at Nuage Networks in Mountain View CA where he spends most of his time evangelizing the benefits of Network Virtualization and Software Defined Networking. Previous experience includes Chief Solutions Architect at Vyatta Inc, an innovator in... Read More →

Monday May 18, 2015 5:30pm - 6:10pm PDT
Room 118/119/120

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