Friday, November 13, 2015

Brocade Appoints Security CTO

Brocade announced the appointment of Hadi Nahari as vice president and security chief technology officer (CTO) and the promotion of David Meyer to Brocade Fellow.

Nahari previously was chief security architect of mobile and software platforms at NVIDIA where he initiated Trusted Little Kernel, the foundation for Android Trusty. He has held principal security architect roles at PayPal, MontaVista Software, Motorola, NetScape and the U.S. Government. Nahari holds 13 patents -- 11 in the U.S. and two in the European Union. In his new role at Brocade, Nahari will be responsible for Brocade's product security strategy, architecture, and portfolio, as well as building the company's security ecosystem.

Since joining Brocade in 2012 as chief scientist and service provider CTO, Meyer has become the company authority on external technologies and industry direction. He is the co-inventor of the Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) and a much sought-after advisor in the industry. In addition, he is the founding chair of the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee, the founding co-chair of the Open Networking Foundation Forward Abstractions Working Group, as well as the founding chair of the Internet Research Task Force's Software-Defined Networking Research Group. Prior to joining Brocade, Meyer spent 12 years at Cisco Systems as a distinguished engineer.

"Hadi Nahari and Dave Meyer are shining examples of Brocade attracting the best technologists in the industry," said Ken Cheng, CTO and senior vice president of Corporate Development and Emerging Business at Brocade. "Hadi and Dave each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience across many different technology sectors, including mobile, machine learning, massively scalable systems, and security. They have an intense passion to deliver innovative products that benefit our customers' businesses. Hadi will drive Brocade's product security strategy and innovation while Dave will focus on a wide variety of emerging technologies, including machine learning research and development."


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