Scott Shenker, Ph.D.

Professor, UC Berkeley

Scott Shenker is one of the true visionaries in the world of networking technology. A pioneer in the field of software-defined networking, he has received both the ACM SIGCOMM and IEEE Internet awards and was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He co-founded and served as CEO of Nicira, which was sold to VMware for $1.26B in 2012, and now serves on the Board of Directors of Databricks. Scott is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at UC Berkeley. He is also the chief scientist and the leader of the New Initiatives Group at the International Computer Science Institute, where he was a founding member of the ICSI Center for Internet Research. He continues to research and publish, with his work among the most cited across all of computer science. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago.