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Dave Roberts

Author, Leverhawk.com

Dave Roberts has two decades of experience in networking, computer engineering and strategic product development. Most recently Dave was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at cloud management company ServiceMesh. Prior to ServiceMesh, Dave was Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Vyatta, a leader in the software-defined networking market, acquired by Brocade in 2012. Prior to Vyatta, Dave was the co-founder, CTO, and Vice-President of Strategy at Inkra Networks, focused on virtualized, software-defined networking for data centers. Prior to Inkra, Dave was Vice-President of Product Management for Nortel Networks, responsible for product strategy and definition related to the company's line of Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switches and campus ATM switches. Additionally, he forged key strategic alliances and OEM relationships. Dave has also held management positions at Bay Networks, Rapid City Communications, Cabletron Systems, ZeitNet, and AMD, where he spearheaded Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, and WiFi product lines and strategic marketing initiatives. He began his career with engineering positions at Hewlett-Packard. Experienced in numerous networking and software technologies, Dave holds twelve patents, and is the author of three books. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


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