Feb 7th Meeting: SDN: Onward through the Fog

Date: Feb 7th, 2013
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: SDN: Onward through the Fog
Presenter: Tom Spoonemore

Every hype cycle has to have it’s buzz word and this year it is Software Defined Networking (SDN). In fact, if you follow the IT press, it’s all becoming software defined: data center, storage, networking … everything. So, what is real about SDN, where did it come from, and why now. Most importantly though, is it really going to change anything?

Tom has over 25-years of experience in IT leadership positions and possesses a variety of experience across a broad spectrum of industries including software development, social media, e-commerce, mobile, finance, and IT Services. Tom was a founder and CEO of Lacuna Systems, building software to leverage predictive analytics in the Application Performance Management market. Prior to Lacuna, Tom held senior management positions delivering scalable and reliable networks for Internet leaders including Microsoft, Demand Media, and Infospace.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas. He is inspired by great art, great food, and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.