Rob Sherwood – Chief Technology Officer, Controller Technologies, Big Switch Networks

rob sherwoodVICE CHAIR: Prior to joining Big Switch Networks, an OpenFlow® Standard SDN company delivering network virtualization solutions, Rob Sherwood spent 15 years in networking as an administrator, researcher, and programmer – frequently all at the same time. Most recently, Rob spent several years developing and evangelizing the emerging OpenFlow® Standard, and network virtualization in particular. He prototyped the first OpenFlow® Standard-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor”, allowing production and experiment traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network and currently deployed in numerous R&E networks. Rob’s dissertation work on network measurement and security was done at the University of Maryland.