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For participating in future:net 2017
And for dreaming, envisioning, and paving the
road of the future with us.
We look forward to continuing
these discussions at future:net next year.


Digital transformation demands a new network strategy. Today, everything of value is connected - from the apps, to the cloud, to the devices, to the users - and the network has emerged as the critical platform that helps connect everything reliably and securely. Businesses are moving faster than ever to transform their IT to support this new mode of engagement, and the network is required to deliver a seamless and secure experience to customers.

future:net 2017 will bring together those at the forefront in shaping this new reality. Presentations from technical leaders across different industries will highlight their digital journeys and current state of their networking solutions, while networking leaders at the cutting-edge of new technologies will showcase what's in store for the future.

future:net is a complimentary event by invitation only, and invitations are non-transferable. Airfare and lodging are not included.




Steering Committee

Guido Appenzeller

Chief Technology Strategy Officer, Networking and Security, VMware

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David Ward

SVP, Chief Architect and CTO, Engineering, Cisco

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James Watters

SVP, Products and Business Development, Pivotal

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Martin Casado

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

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Bruce Davie

VP and CTO, APJ, VMware

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Rob Sherwood

Software Engineer, Facebook

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Ali Iloglu

Global Head of Network Operations, Citigroup

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David Maltz

Distinguished Engineer, Physical Networking, Microsoft

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Suneet Nandwani

Sr. Director of Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms, eBay

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Marianna Tessel

VP and Chief Product Development Officer, Small Business Group, Intuit

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Amin Vahdat

Google Fellow & Networking Technical Lead, Google

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Featuring Pere Monclus, CTO of NSBU at VMware

Lunch will be held in the Acacia Ballroom

Featuring Brighten Godfrey, Co-Founder and CTO of Veriflow; Associate Professor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Moderated by Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz
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Moderated by Arik Hesseldahl, Media Consultant & Analyst

Breakfast will be held in the Acacia Ballroom

The Packet Pushers podcast will be held in Acacia ballroom

Featuring Greg Farro and Ethan Banks, Co-Founders at Packet Pushers Interactive
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Featuring Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer of Products and Cloud Services at VMware

Moderated by Bruce Davie, VP and CTO of APJ at VMware
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Lunch will be held in the Acacia Ballroom

Featuring Yuval Bachar, Principal Engineer, Data Center Architecture at Linkedin & President and Chairman of the Board at Open19 Foundation
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Moderated by Guido Appenzeller, Chief Technology Strategy Officer of Networking and Security at VMware
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Moderated by Constantine Polychronopoulos, Vice President Chief Technology Officer of Telco/NFV at VMware


Fazil Osman, Chief Architect at Broadcom
Dror Goldenberg, VP Software Architecture at Mellanox
Chris Moezzi, Vice President of Ethernet Server Adapter Group at Cavium,
Sujal Das, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Netronome

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-All sessions will be held in the Four Seasons Ballroom. Agenda is subject to change.

This event is brought to you by VMware


Event: future:net

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

When: August 30 - 31, 2017

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel