Software Defined Networking (SDN) replaces dedicated network hardware with standards based software running on servers that implements the control plane of switches and routers. Dr. Turbyfill will discuss ARCCN’s work to provide an OpenFlow standard-based application development network platform taking much of the featuresand functionality that exist inside custom proprietary software and driving it into anopen SDN space. OpenFlow is an API that links an Ethernet switch and a controller. OpenFlow implements layer 2 Ethernet switches as flows directed by a centralized controller(s).
ARCCN is a non-profit organization, located in the Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow. Skolkovo is Russia’s answer to Silicon Valley. Its goal is “to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies.” Dr. Turbyfill will also discuss ARCCN’s relationship with Skolkovo and how ARCCN is building collaborative relationships with international academic, research and commercial organizations to achieve its goals.
Dr. Turbyfill holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her first research project in the field of Computer Science was the Wisconsin Benchmark that pioneered benchmarks by which relational database systems are measured today. She has advanced her career with milestones consisting of the first commercial implementations of leading edge products such as: the first firewall appliance, SunScreen SPF-100 and SKIP, one of the first commercial Virtual Private Networks (VPN); the first managed security service and the first round trip email marketing service. While at Sun Microsystems, she worked with CISSP, a coalition of companies, on changing export controls on encryption. As VP of Engineering at StackSafe, she led the team that developed the StackSafe Test Center, which was named the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year. In 2009 Dr. Turbyfill was inducted into the Women in Technology International’s (WITI) Hall of Fame for her longstanding commitment to create opportunities for women in technology careers.
Time: 6:45 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 30th
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