Jerome is Distinguished Engineer working in the Cisco Chief Technical and Architecture Office (CTAO) with a specific focus on Datacenter / Container Networking, Policy and Security.
Jerome is driving is an active member of FD.io. He is leading networking-vpp project as well as other VPP related projects. He has extensive experience of computer systems and network architectures, and strong technical expertise gained from more than 17 years designing and implementing networking solutions. Before being at CTAO, during the last 5 years, Jerome was driving SDN & NFV initiatives for a company he founded 16 years ago, and was CTO of. He has been participating and contributing to the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), ETSI Industry Specification Group on NFV, IETF Service Function Chaining (SFC) Working Group and various open source initiatives including OpenDayLight, OpenStack and OpenVirtualSwitch. He holds several patents and obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science from a joint degree program at Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris 6 University, and ENST Paris. Jerome is a frequent speaker at international conferences.