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Wednesday, July 29 • 10:40am - 11:25am
Keynote: Focus & the Big Tent: Models of Collaboration - Moderator, Neela Jacques; Panelists: Guru Parulkar, Dan Pitt, Prodip Sen, and Justin Pettit

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In this keynote panel moderated by Neela Jacques; Guru Parulkar, executive director, Open Networking Research Center; Dan Pitt, executive director, Open Networking Foundation; Prodip Sen, board chair, OPNFV; Justin Pettit, lead developer, Open vSwitch; and Christos Kolias, senior research scientist, Orange will explore one of the key tensions of the largest open source projects: how to accommodate a wide range of technologies and projects while encouraging collaboration and focus around a common code base. These leaders of some of the most successful projects in the industry will discuss the key decisions and learnings as they seek to balance building a big tent and efficiently focusing resources on the most critical use cases.

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Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight
As OpenDaylight's executive director, Nicolas “Neela” Jacques works with the OpenDaylight community to advance SDN and NFV with a developer-driven open source platform for products and technologies that expand the intelligence, programmability and performance of network infrastructures... Read More →
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Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, Open Networking Research Center
Guru Parulkar has successfully played various roles within the field of networking: Professor, Entrepreneur, Advisor to Entrepreneur, and NSF Program Director. During the past six years, he has been in the middle of the SDN revolution and doing his part to make it a success. He cherishes... Read More →
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Justin Pettit

Open vSwitch Committer
Justin Pettit is a lead developer on the Open vSwitch project.  He was a founding employee at Nicira and is currently working at VMware. He was a co-creator of OpenFlow, working on both the specification and reference implementation. In addition to working on Open vSwitch, he is... Read More →
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Dan Pitt

Open Networking Foundation
Dan Pitt has served as executive director of the Open Networking Foundation since its public launch in March, 2011. In this role he leads a team of several dozen employees and partners and over 2000 member volunteers focused on accelerating the adoption of open SDN. He spent 20 years... Read More →
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Prodip Sen

Prodip Sen is currently Chief Technology Officer of Network Functions Virtualization at HP, where he is responsible for the technology strategy and industry engagement for the NFV business unit. His current focus is to foster the generation of solutions and techniques that will accelerate... Read More →

Wednesday July 29, 2015 10:40am - 11:25am PDT
Grand Ballroom A-D

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