As an Open Networking Evangelist for Big Switch Networks, Steven works on the Open Network Linux project https://opennetlinux.org. Steven is responsible for maintaining the code, managing support requests and evangelizing on the subjects of Open Network Linux and Open Networking.
As the President of the board of the Network Device Education Foundation, Inc (NetDEF), Steven is part of a team focusing on supporting open source projects (Quagga, RouteFlow, OpenFlow) and open networking.
In his previous position as the CTO of Sideband Networks, Steven worked with an amazing team building the next generation of network tools.
Steven has spent over 20 years in the networking industry working for companies such as Cisco Systems, Procket Networks, 3Crowd, Exodus Communications and Foundation Health.
Steven provides advisory services for corporations and executives on the subjects of network architecture, test design/execution, network virtualization and datacenter design. Steven also provides consulting for projects involving network architecture, network function virtualization (NFV), Software-Led Networks and OpenFlow.
Specialties: network architecture, network administration, systems testing, project management, high level customer support, team management, company building, technical adviser, IPv6 transition technologies, product direction. virtualization. NFV, SDN (OpenDaylight, ONOS, OpenContrail, OpenFlow) along with and OpenStack and CloudFoundry.