- Dan Pitt
- CEO of Open Networking Foundation
Dan Pitt was Executive Director of the OpenNetworking Foundation, joining on its public launch in March 2011. Dan spenttwenty years developing networking architecture, technology, standards, andproducts at IBM Networking Systems in North Carolina, IBM Research Zurich inSwitzerland, Hewlett Packard Labs in Palo Alto, and Bay Networks in SantaClara, Cal., where he was vice president of the Bay Architecture Lab. WhenNortel bought Bay Networks, Dan became vice president of Nortel's EnterpriseSolutions Technology Center, spanning nine cities on four continents.
From 2002–2007 he served as dean of theschool of engineering at Santa Clara University and holder of the Sobrato Chairin Engineering. From 2007–2011 he advised and served in executive operationalroles in startup companies in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, most recently asan executive in residence at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, Cal.Dan received a B.S. in mathematics (magna cum laude) from Duke University andan M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois. Hetaught as an adjunct professor at Duke University and the University of NorthCarolina for ten years and has fifty publications and one patent to his credit.