Ben is an Internet architect, thought leader, and tech executive. Ben co-founded the company that brought LEDBAT to market, transforming the way that BitTorrent, Apple, and other companies transport large downloads to consumers. Before transitioning to the world of internet startups, Ben led several, national-scale advanced internet technology programs, among them a federated voice peering fabric for major American universities and an interdomain Quality of Service testbed funded by the US Department of Energy. Ben contributed to the engineering of the 2.5 Gbit/s Abilene backbone network and lead the team that won the SuperComputing 2000 Network Challenge Award for "Most Captivating and Best-Tuned Demonstration". Earlier in his career, Ben contributed to the Cecil programming language and the SHORE persistent object store. Ben is an experienced public speaker and thought leader and is the co-author of several IETF RFCs.