ORG Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Title BIO Ram (Ramki) is a networking veteran with several patents and has played a key role in several companies like Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks and successful networking startups like Riverstone Networks. At Brocade, as Director of Architecture and part of the Office of the CTO, Ramki is at the epicenter of driving innovation, standardization and open source projects across all Brocade DC products. His current focus is on SDN/NFV middleware applications and making Brocade’s switches/routers an integral part of the NFV infrastructure. He works closely with key internal stakeholders from Product Management/Marketing and strategic customers/partners. As a standards leader, he is an ATIS board delegate and co-chair of ATIS SDN Focus Group. Ramki also plays a key role in enhancing Brocade participations in various standard organizations IETF and ETSI NFV where he presents regularly.