April 25-29, 2016

Speaker Details

Kyle Forster
Big Switch Networks

Kyle is the Founder of Big Switch Networks, the industry leader in SDN software for bare metal switching hardware.  He started the company in 2010, recruiting the initial team from Stanford.  He helped raise over $94M in venture capital since then, recruiting in the early management team and CEO.  He led the initial product design efforts, and then led sales and business development teams as the company signed the company's first million dollar customers and partners.  Kyle led the marketing team through the launch of the company's flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric.  He currently serves as a board member and founder-at-large, working on projects of strategic interest to the company with key customers and partners.  Prior to Big Switch, Kyle spent most of his career at Cisco in product management and strategy roles.  He holds six patents in SDN, wireless networking and security, a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton, an MS in Computer Science and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.