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Individual Speaker Profile

John McDowall Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: July 04, 2016
Country: United States
Home Town: Redwood City
Zip Code: 94061
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
Statement of Interest

SDN and Virtualization

Areas Of Expertise
  • SDN
  • NFV
  • neutron
  • ovn




John McDowall is SDN/Virtualization Architect at Palo Alto Networks where he is working on the dynamic insertion of security policy into virtual environments and clouds. Currently he has been actively contributing to Openstack Service Function Chaining, Openstack Neutron-OVN and OVS/OVN to enable service function chaining.

Previously he was at Cisco where he developed the programmable network architecture that played a key role in Cisco’s SDN strategy, which he presented to large customers and internally. He has presented to industry forums on web services, security, and SAAS. John has an MSc from UC Berkeley and a BSc from University of Glasgow.BD

Presentations from previous and upcoming OpenInfra Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes

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