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The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP)
November 10-13 2015                                                  San Francisco, CA

ICNP 2015 Keynote

Title: How Virtualization is Changing Networking

The concept of network virtualization is not new, but has risen to prominence in recent years as a result of both new technologies (e.g., software-defined networking (SDN)) and new challenges (e.g. security in data centers and “the cloud”). In this talk I’ll trace the rise of network virtualization from research project to widely deployed technology. We’ll also look at its likely impact on the future of networking, as the power of software and distributed systems techniques are brought to bear on traditionally challenging networking problems.

Speaker Bio
Bruce Davie Bruce Davie is CTO for Networking at VMware, and a Principal Engineer in the Networking and Security BU. He joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition, and focuses on network virtualization. He has over 25 years of networking industry experience, and was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. At Cisco, he worked closely with leading service providers to enhance the capabilities of their networks. He led the team that developed multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and contributed to the standards on IP quality of service. He has written over a dozen Internet RFCs and several networking textbooks. Bruce received his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 and is an ACM Fellow.