Keyur Patel brings 20+ years of experience leading and executing complex networking projects at start-ups and market-leading public companies.
Keyur was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco where he has played an instrumental role in architecting and developing Routing and VPN solutions for them.
Prior to Cisco, Keyur held senior engineering positions at AYR Networks (acquired by Cisco) and Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel) where he was responsible for the design and development of Unicast and Multicast Routing Protocols, Routing Infrastructure, and Layer2 protocols.
Keyur holds 54+ patents andis very active in industry forums including IETF and has authored 50 RFCs and Internet Drafts. He also serves as a co-chair for Secured Interdomain Routing Operations (SIDROPS) working group at IETF.
Keyur holds an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and started his career working as a Research Assistant at USCâ€™s Information Sciences Institute (ISI).
In a career spanning 20+ years, Derek Yeung has played a significant role in developing networking technology. He has built world-class routing platforms and has implemented major routing protocols that have been deployed in Fortune 500 enterprises and major service providers.
Derek is a former Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems and has also held senior development positions at Procket Networks (acquired by Cisco). In the early Cisco days, Derek was the lead OSPF developer and authored the OSPF traffic engineering solution. At Procket Networks, Derek designed and implemented all aspects of routing functionalities, and after Cisco acquired Procket Networks, Derek was one of the lead engineers who architected and implemented the Nexus operating system (NX-OS). Passionate about code quality and efficiency, Derek is continually looking for optimum solutions for switching and routing applications.
An active participant at IETF, he has several RFCs, drafts, and has multiple patents issued in switching and routing.
Derek holds a BS in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.