Devesh Garg is a seasoned technology executive with global entrepreneurial, strategic, and operational experience in early stage start-ups as well as private and public market leaders.
A calculated risk taker, Devesh has been at the forefront of several technology and business market inflections including the EDA industry, digitization of broadband communications, multi-core processing, and the emerging markets of Asia. He is a passionate builder of teams, businesses, and world-class companies.
Most recently he served as President of EZchip (NASDAQ:EZCH) which was acquired by Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX). Prior to that, he was the founding CEO of Tilera Corporation—the pioneer in high core count multi-processors (acquired by EZchip).
In 2007, Devesh moved to Mumbai, India where he served as the Managing Director for Bessemer Venture Partners and its $385M private equity fund. While at Bessemer, Devesh was the investor/partner who sourced the investment in PA Semi (acquired by Apple) for their in-house microprocessor development.
Devesh was an early pre-IPO employee (~#50) of Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) where he built a team and ~$500M annual business within 3 years. In his last role at Broadcom, he served as the General Manager of the Security Line of Business. During his 7-year tenure, Broadcom reached a peak market capitalization of $72B and completed 22 acquisitions. He also was an early pre-IPO employee at Synopsys and early at LSI Logic.
He is an active investor, Board Member, and Advisor to a broad range of companies including the datacenter and cloud, security, analytics, IoT, and consumer segments. Some notable exits include Sibyte (acquired by Broadcom), PA Semi (acquired by Apple), Maginatics (acquired by EMC), EyeGroove (acquired by Facebook), and K2 Optronics (acquired by Emcore).
Devesh has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.
A sports enthusiast and avid adventure traveler, Devesh has trekked to base camp at Mt. Everest and with his family has explored over 40 countries and countless cities.
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 including critical modifications to BGP, BGP NSR, L3VPNs, L2VPNs, EVPNS, MVPNs, Segment Routing, RPKI RTR Protocol, Interdomain Security, Routing Policies, and Routing Analytics.
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 in areas of Interdomain Routing and Security, Fast Re-Route Technologies, Network Service Chaining, Layer2 protocols, IPv6, TCP, VPNs, and Routing Virtualization technologies like Optimal Route Reflection.
Keyur is 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 USC’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 all major routing protocols which 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, including AM, RIB, VRF manager, and IS-IS from scratch. After Cisco acquired Procket Networks, Derek was one of the lead engineers who architected and implemented the Nexus operating system (NX-OS). His most recent work at Cisco involved network virtualization, programmatic APIs, BGP, and YANG models.
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.
Brad stands at the forefront of the fastest moving networking industry trends including the adoption of Hyperscale/MSDC architectural practices and Network Disaggregation.
He has spent the past 8 years evangelizing an industry-wide shift and assisted a number of cloud infrastructure companies to take control of their network infrastructure (both the hardware and software) versus the continued dependency on the incumbent vendors.
Throughout his 16-year tenure with Broadcom Corporation, Brad built a reputation for developing business strategies, incubating new business models, and executing successful go-to-market efforts across Broadcom’s industry-leading and comprehensive networking portfolio. Bratten held a number of top management positions in both Sales and Business Development where he built and led the team responsible for driving end-user demand and partnerships with the largest Mega Scale Data Center operators, Managed Service Providers and the Financial Services segments in North America. In this capacity, he also managed all phases of building a business including identifying, developing, securing, and managing the partner ecosystem of ODMs, system integrators, and ISVs. Post Broadcom/Avago merger in 2016, Bratten managed the Data Center Sales team delivering revenues in excess of $400M across the Data Center Networking portfolio which included Compute, Storage, Network Switch, and Optics.
Brad holds a BA in Communications from the University of Arizona.
Murali Gandluru is an accomplished product executive with 16+ years of demonstrated experience in building multiple billion-dollar product-line businesses and creating industry leaders. He is a technically oriented leader operating at the intersection of Infrastructure, Cloud and Analytics.
Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems following the acquisition of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) startup Insieme Networks. He was responsible for managing its multi-billion dollar datacenter software product portfolio including NX-OS, ACI, DCNM and disaggregation software. Prior to this, he led the network virtualization product strategy at Oracle.
Murali has led teams in startups as well as in big companies. Over the past 10 years, he has launched, managed and marketed a range of product-lines (Cisco: Nexus/ACI, ASR, Oracle: virtualization) through their lifecycle. These products have transformed the infrastructure industry in a number of market segments ranging from telecom providers to enterprises. A connector at heart, he has nurtured strong relationships at key global customer accounts while ramping his product-lines.
He is an entrepreneur who has co-founded and advised startups in the technology as well as in the non-profit sectors. In the aftermath of the massive Gujarat Earthquake in 2001, he co-founded a non-profit Volunteers for India Development and Empowerment (VIDE) that has raised and disbursed over a million dollars for relief and rehabilitation since 2001.
He has an MS from The Ohio State University and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Varanasi. He is an alumni of the Stanford GSB Ignite! startup program. In his spare time, Murali also maintains a keen interest in running, soccer, and in music and theater performances.
A recognized leader in the networking industry, Abhay is a seasoned engineering executive with a passion to build best-in-class products and strong sustainable teams. In a career that has spanned 25+ years, he was most recently part of the Cisco leadership team that built the Nexus 7k, the first router for the datacenter as well as the Nexus 9k, 6k, and 5k family of products. He led development efforts in multiple technologies including BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, BFD, Segment Routing, IPv6, OTV, LISP, and FabricPath. Most recently, he was leading the NETCONF/YANG manageability, virtual platforms, and DevOps teams focused on enabling network programmability and automation. While being deeply rooted in technology, Abhay’s focus is to develop industry-leading solutions based on optimal network protocols and enable network automation through advanced telemetry and cloud analytics.
Prior to Cisco, Abhay held senior engineering positions at Sun Microsystems and Wipro Infotech (India) where he was responsible for the design and development of Network Protocols, Solaris TCP/IP stack, and Remote Access Servers.
An active participant in industry forums including IETF, Abhay served as the co-chair for Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) working group from 2007-2018 and has also authored 12 RFCs. A prolific technologist, Abhay has been awarded 37 patents in areas of Routing, Layer3, and Layer2 Protocols, as well as Wireless and Mobile Ad-Hoc routing (MANET).
Abhay holds an M. Tech degree in Electronics and Telecommunications (E&TC) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. In his spare time, Abhay likes to keep up with the new developments in social engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and shiny gadgets.
Cathy Xu is a seasoned team leader with 20 years’ experience in high tech, and a passionate manufacturing operations and supply chain professional. She has operational experience with established public, pre-IPO and fast paced, high growth venture backed companies.
Most recently, Cathy served as Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations for Nauto, where she led and scaled end-to-end manufacturing operations to support business growth, with key functions including New Product Introduction (NPI), Sourcing, Supply Chain, Fulfillment, RMA, Quality, and Manufacturing. She played an instrumental role in bringing up two manufacturing partners/three manufacturing sites which enabled better cost, responsiveness, product development cycle, business terms, at the same time, mitigated tariff impact.
Prior to that, Cathy was a pre-IPO employee at Nutanix, where she led sourcing, supply chain strategy, costing, and commodity management to support annual revenue growth to $1B. She architected and executed the overall supply chain strategy for Nutanix which contributed to healthy gross margin (in FY2016, 26% cost reduction was achieved), mitigated commodity shortages, maintained supply continuity, and minimized product associated risks while driving high product quality standards.
During her five and half years at Cisco, she had the opportunity to work on their first-generation server product (UCS) with Nuova (which was later acquired by Cisco). Additionally, she helped to bring three more generations of this product family to the market while supporting annual revenue growth to over $1B.
Cathy holds a BA degree from Zhejiang University, China.
In her spare time, she loves cooking, traveling, hiking, and reading.