Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new approach to networking, complementing traditional network architectures. SDN aims at the normalization of network configuration and control through open programmatic interfaces to individual network devices as well as to the whole network. This session puts the SDN concept into perspective with existing and evolving network architectures and principles.

Pradeep Kathail is the Chief Software Architect for Network Software and Operating System Technology Group (NOSTG) and is responsible for technology and standards strategy, next-generation software architecture and innovation. He is leading a team to promote and incubate innovation in Cisco. During his tenure at Cisco, Pradeep has developed large-scale router and switch software for high-end platforms. Prior to Cisco, Pradeep held various technology management jobs at Apple, Novell, SITA and IBM designing, developing and maintaining large or ultra large-scale systems. He holds a MS Computer Science degree from IIT Roorkee, India.

Pradeep Kathail

Chief Network Architect

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