University of Oregon

UO's David Meyer named Chief Scientist at Brocade

David Meyer, Director of the University of Oregon's Advanced Network Technology Center (ANTC), has joined Brocade as chief scientist and service provider business chief technology officer.

"David's a highly respected industry veteran with decades of experience within the networking space," said Ken Cheng, vice president and general manager of the Routing, Application Delivery and Software Networking Group. "His leadership within various industry associations and Internet standards bodies is a testament to his ability to understand at a macro level the implications of the development and standardization of new and emerging technologies that are shaping the future direction of the networking industry."

Brocade, founded in 1995, provides enterprise-level Ethernet and SAN switches and network security appliances. In 2011, it was named as a Fortune 100 "Best Companies To Work For".

"The networking industry is undergoing an evolutionary period unlike any we've recently seen," said Meyer. "The companies that are going to emerge victorious are those with the right combination of networking expertise, technology vision and business smarts. With its heritage for driving continued innovation, I believe that Brocade is well positioned to achieve growth within the hotly contested service provider networking market."

Meyer will continue in his role as Director of ANTC, which operates out of Information Services. Previously, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, where he worked on the future directions for Internet technologies. Meyer began his career as a network engineer in 1990 at UO.

Meyer's ANTC is well-known for the Route Views project and support of open networking standards. One of Meyer's main networking interests is software-defined networking.