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John D'AmbrosiaJohn D’Ambrosia, Huawei – Chairman

John D’Ambrosia is known in the industry for his efforts as Ethernet’s advocate.  In his role as a Senior Principal Engineer at Huawei, he participates in industry standards efforts that are driving Ethernet’s on-going evolution and its move to higher speeds.  Currently, he chairs the IEEE P802.3bs 400GbE Task Force, is a member of the IEEE 802 Executive Committee, and chairs the IEEE 802.3 Industry  Connections Next  Generation Enterprise / Data  Center /  Campus (ECDC) Ad  Hoc, a forum for exploring  new  ideas for  Ethernet  standards.  Previously, he chaired the IEEE 802.3ba Task Force that developed 40GbE and 100GbE.   He is the Chairman of the Ethernet Alliance, an organization dedicated to the promotion of all Ethernet technologies, and a popular blogger on Ethernet matters.   In 2013  D’Ambrosia was awarded the IEEE-SA 2013 Standards Medallion and was inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.  His previous experience includes Dell, Force10 Networks, and Tyco Electronics.

Scott G. KippScott G. Kipp, Brocade – President

Scott G. Kipp is an author and engineer who participates in industry organizations, develops standards and writes books as a Senior Technologist at Brocade. He is an expert on networking, including protocols, fiber optic links and cable management.

Scott has worked on a number of industry associations including:

  • The Ethernet Alliance – Kipp is Brocade’s primary representative to the EA and has spoken at two TEFs and participated in the Power over Ethernet, High Speed Ethernet and Ethernet in the Data Center technical committees.
  • The Fibre Channel Industry Association – Kipp was the chair of the Fibre Channel Roadmap Committee and is actively involved in driving the various activities of the association. Scott has written three books for the FCIA on Fibre Channel technologies and written several white papers and given presentations at conferences on Fibre Channel technologies.
  • Storage Networking Industry Association – Kipp has staged interoperability events, spoken at SNW and developed storage management standards in this organization.

Scott works on many standards committees including:

  • IEEE 802.3 standards including 802.3ba where he played a key role in adding the  40 Gb/s speed in addition to 100 Gb/s Ethernet
  • Optical Interconnect Forum where he is defining the Common Electrical Interface that will be used in the second generation of 100 GbE
  • Chair of the 10×10 MSA to define a low cost 100 GbE single-mode link
  • Chair and Editor of the Quad SFP (QSFP) MSA that developed the first pluggable 40 Gb/s transceiver standard that can be found at www.qsfpmsa.net
  • T11 Technical Committee for Fibre Channel Interfaces where he was Vice-Chair of T11.5 Task Group and has been editor, chair and secretary for multiple standards including FC-MI, FC-SWAPI, FC-BB and FC-DA
  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where he authored two MIBs
  • The SFF Committee that defined the SFP+, IFP and QSFP+

 

 mnowell picMark Nowell, Cisco – Vice President

Mark Nowell is a Senior Director of Engineering in Cisco’s Data Center team. His focus is on next generation network architecture, interconnect strategy and driving technology innovation to meet Cisco’s needs. Mark is also active within the industry standards and forums and is currently chair of the IEEE 802.3 25 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force and previously chair of the IEEE 802.3bg project on 40 Gb/s single-mode fiber PMD. He is past chair of the Ethernet Alliance’s High Speed Ethernet (40GbE/100GbE) Technical committee and current chair of their 400GbE Technical committee.  Before Cisco, Mark previously worked at Hewlett-Packard Research Labs.

Mark earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and his Ph.D. at Cambridge University in Cambridge, UK.

Greg head shot rev3Greg McSorley, Amphenol

Greg McSorley is a Technical Business Development manager at Amphenol Corp., responsible for driving standards development at Amphenol’s TCS and GIS divisions. In this role Greg is involved in many of the industry standards and associations in the server / storage market place, including INCITS T10, T11, SFF, IBTA, OIF and GbEthernet. Prior to Amphenol, Greg spent many years at Data General and EMC as a senior design engineer. He was involved in designing and testing systems for EMI integrity, and high speed interconnects. Greg also handled EMC’s server / storage standards for many years.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, Greg takes an active role in many of the trade associations related to the standards organizations. Greg is Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, Vice President of the SCSI Trade Association and Chair of the Ethernet Alliance High Speed Modular sub-committee.

YongKimYong Kim, Broadcom

Yong Kim is a Senior Director in Broadcom’s CTO Office in Networking.   He has been actively contributing to IEEE 802.3 standards efforts since  1985, starting with 10 Mbps till today, with some detractions into Token Ring, Token Bus, and FDDI in their early days.   He has been active promoter of Ethernet Everywhere theme, including helping the adoption of Ethernet into Automotive, helping the adoption of Ethernet and AVB/TSN in industrial.  In the context of Ethernet, he has served as clause editor in various standards, and recently, he has co-lead IEEE 802.3 DMLT Call for Interest (CFI), Enterprise Access BASE-T CFI, and 2.5G/5G Backplane Ethernet CFI.   He also served the Ethernet Alliance Board during the first two years of its foundation.   He had held various technical and technical executive positions at Allayer Communications, LANart, Chipcom, Apollo Computers, and Raytheon.

Ethernet Alliance - David ChalupskyDave Chalupsky, Intel

David Chalupsky is a Product Architect for Intel’s Network Division.  With Intel since 1988, Dave has held a variety of hardware development and engineering management roles which began with single board industrial computer design.  In 1992 he developed his first 10BASE-T repeater product and has been in the Ethernet business ever since, holding roles in board development, ASIC design, applications, and validation.  During his tenure at Intel he has been on the leading edge of Ethernet transitions, from 10Mbit to 10Gbit Ethernet products.   Dave made key contributions to bringing Wake on LAN management functionality to 100Mbit Ethernet NICs, bringing 1000BASE-T connectivity to the PC motherboard, and 10GbE to the Server in both SFP+ and BASE-T forms.    An active contributor to the advancement of the Ethernet ecosystem, Dave currently chairs three BASE-T-related standards development projects in IEEE 802.3 as well as the BASE-T subcommittee of the Ethernet Alliance.   Dave holds a BS in Computer Engineering from California State University, Chico, a Masters in EE/CE from Portland State University, and eight U.S. patents

CraigCraig Carlson, QLogic

Craig Carlson is a Senior Technologist with the CTO Office at QLogic Corporation.  Craig has over 15 years of experience in Storage Networking technologies.  He is currently Chair of ANSI INCITS Task Group T11.3, the committee that defines Fibre Channel protocols.  He is also Technical editor for the T11 Standards FC-LS-3, and FC-FS-4, as well as the Chair of T11 Standards FC-SW-6 and FC-NVMe.  He was also involved with the IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging Task Group and was the editor of  the IEEE Draft Standard 802.1Qaz (Enhanced Transmission Selection).  He also sits on the FCIA Board of Directors as well as being a SNIA Technical Council member.

Craig’s background includes many years of development of storage networking products including being on of the team of architects for the first public loop Fibre Channel switch.  He also has many years of standards experience within ANSI/INCITS T11, IEEE, and IETF.  Also, Craig was one of the key contributors to the SANMark Fibre Channel interoperability compliance program.

Craig has also won numerous industry awards including the INCITS Gene Milligan Award for Effective Committee Management for his role as T11.3 Chair, and most recently an FCIA achievement award for his contributions to the growth of Fibre Channel SAN Storage technology.

DJR Head Shot BWDavid Rodgers, Teledyne Lecroy

David is Senior Product Marketing Manager with Teledyne LeCroy, where he has focused on defining, designing, deploying, and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis test and measurement products for Ethernet and Fibre Channel SANs and LANs.

He has almost 30 years of computer industry experience. He represents Teledyne LeCroy Test and Measurement solutions in various protocol industry standards groups, including currently the Ethernet Alliance, FCIA, the PCI and NVMe SIGs and started out in the T&M space as an original member of the USB Implementers Forum and one of the first marketers of USB protocol analyzers.

 

 


Committee Chairs

Zimmerman-21_gz_headshotGeorge Zimmerman, CME Consulting – Technical Chair

George Zimmerman is an independent consultant, specializing in physical layer communications technology. Dr. Zimmerman’s technical interests focus on communications and signal processing near the fundamental limits and energy efficiency at the PHY and system levels. He is currently active in the IEEE 802.3 working group, currently the editor for the IEEE P802.3bq 25/40GBASE-T and IEEE P802.3bz 2.5G/5GBASE-T projects, as well as active in the IEEE P8023.bt 4 Pair Power over Ethernet Task Force and various other 802.3 projects. He has been a defining force in the development of multiple Ethernet technologies, including 10GBASE-T, Energy Efficient Ethernet, as well as various DSL (now EFM) technologies. George holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech, and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.  He founded Solarflare Communications and was most recently CTO of its PHY group (currently Marvell), and holds more than a dozen patents related to efficient implementations of high-speed Ethernet technology.  As a consultant, his clients include networking systems, cabling infrastructure, and physical-layer silicon companies.

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David Rodgers, Teledyne Lecroy – Marketing Chair

 

David is Senior Product Marketing Manager with Teledyne LeCroy, where he has focused on defining, designing, deploying, and marketing a broad range of high-speed serial analysis test and measurement products for Ethernet and Fibre Channel SANs and LANs.

He has almost 30 years of computer industry experience. He represents Teledyne LeCroy Test and Measurement solutions in various protocol industry standards groups, including currently the Ethernet Alliance, FCIA, the PCI and NVMe SIGs and started out in the T&M space as an original member of the USB Implementers Forum and one of the first marketers of USB protocol analyzers.

 

Management Team

Morgan Fricke_V2.1_300x450Director of Operations: Morgan Fricke

Morgan Fricke is a Director of Accounts within VTM’s Initiatives Management Group at VTM, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for leading client accounts as well as an account team dedicated to management and support activities for multiple VTM clients. She has extensive experience in consulting, management, marketing and event planning for several high-tech industry standard organizations. Since joining VTM in 2005, Morgan’s consulting experience includes work with Ethernet Alliance, High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance, Digital Living Network Alliance, Advanced Access Content System, Service Availability Forum, Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, Digital Content Protection and Blu-ray Disc Association.

Morgan holds a B.A. in business with an emphasis on both marketing and management from Portland State University.