UberJustin Dustzadeh is Uber’s Head of Global Network & Software Platform. He leads a team responsible for the engineering and operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure, as well as the software-based automation capabilities and tools that help ensure Uber’s infrastructure (compute, network, DC) is always available and functions at peak performance. Previously, Justin served as the VP and Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services at Visa, where he led the architecture, engineering, and 24x7 operations & security of Visa’s global datacenter and wide-area networks, and drove the modernization and transformation of Visa’s infrastructure toward open, software-defined networking & cloud technologies. Prior to Visa, Justin served as the CTO & VP of Technology Strategy for Huawei’s $9B Networks business while helping to drive the development and adoption of open SDN & NFV in the industry as a visible and active member of the open networking community. Other previous positions include VP of Technology & Head of Network Architecture at Ericsson, CTO & Co-Founder of a Silicon Valley software technology startup, senior technology and management roles at AT&T Labs (CTO support including driving the transformation of AT&T’s technical infrastructure), as well as senior technology roles with French service providers Cegetel/SFR and Orange. Justin holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech and a bachelor's degree in Theoretical Physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris).
Alibaba GroupYiqun Cai is a Vice President at Alibaba Group. He is responsible for the development and operation of the global networking platform and infrastructures. Before joining Alibaba Group, he was a Microsoft Partner Engineer in Windows Azure networking team, and prior to that, a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems. He co-authored multiple Internet RFCs and holds many US patents in the area of computer networking. He graduated with a MSc degree from the University of Alberta in Canada and BSc degree from Fudan University in Shanghai.
ADDITIONAL FEATURED SPEAKERS
- Wendy Cartee, Senior Director of Cloud-Native Applications Marketing, VMware
- Guru Parulkar, Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation and Stanford Platform Lab at Stanford University