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Thursday Lunch Host Speaker Series

This talk will be about the relationship between Open Standards and Open Source.


  • Room: Coral 4
  • Thursday, 13 November 2014
  • Time: 12:00 – 12:45
  • Lunch will NOT be provided.

Note: Grab-n-Go lunch is available for purchase at the Pronto Pickle located at the Ali'i Tower, Pronto Pickle II located at the Paradise Pool, and Fresh Connection located at the Ali'i Tower.

Topic: Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop

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This talk will be about the relationship between Open Standards and Open Source. As more and more functionality is being placed into Open Source without standardization, how should SDOs interact with developers and deployers of Open Source? There are claims that Open Source defines the industries "de facto Standards." Where could we go from here?

Biography of speaker:

Dave Ward, Senior Vice President, Chief Architect & CTO - Engineering

Dave Ward is Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, responsible for architectural governance, defining strategy, development of new technology and leading use-inspired research. Working via tight partnerships with customers, partners, developers and academia he is also leading co-development and co-innovation initiatives. He has been the Routing Area Director at the IETF and chair of four Working Groups: IS-IS, HIP, BFD and Softwires, and worked with the ITU-T, ONF and several Open Source Consortium. Dave was also a Juniper Fellow and Chief Architect working on the operating system and next-generation routing systems. Dave has a small vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and an heirloom tomato farm along the St. Croix River in Somerset, Wisconsin.