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Individual Speaker Profile

Gautam Kulkarni Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: June 26, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: Sunnyvale
Zip Code: 94087
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • ZeroStack - From 2015-06-02 (Current)
Statement of Interest

We make Openstack more accessible to enterprises. We believe that private clouds should be managed by software, so that humans can focus on adding value at higher layers.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Data center networks
  • Linux kernel
  • Routing protocols
  • Wireless networks
  • Distributed systems


Gautam is an Engineer with diverse interests and experiences in systems and networking. He currently works on challenging problems in networks and distributed systems at ZeroStack. In recent years he has been active in data center networking at all layers - the ASIC data plane, forwarding software, the kernel networking stack, routing protocols and the management plane. He has held technical leadership positions at Broadcom, Insieme Networks (acquired by Cisco) and Cisco. At Broadcom, he was the technical lead for the merchant silicon software development kit (SDK), which is used across the industry. At Insieme Networks, he led the development of the next generation networking stack, which is now used by Cisco. He has published several papers in top tier IEEE conferences and journals and has presented at various academic conferences. His other interests include wireless networks, analytics and statistics. He has a PhD from UCLA and a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, both in Electrical Engineering.

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:

Willing to present via video conference: No
Fluent in
  • English

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