Chris is a co-founder of Pani Networks, the sponsor of the Romana, a network automation solution for container and VM workloads. Chris has been in the networking industry for more than 20 years in a variety of development, marketing, strategy and administrative roles. Chris was the founder and CEO of Resonate, an early pioneer of L4-7 load balancing solutions. Chris was also the CEO and co-founder of vCider, a provider of virtual network overlay solutions for the public cloud. Cisco acquired vCider in 2012. At Cisco, Chris ran Business Development and Product Management for Cisco's OpenStack development efforts.