OPEN Forum 2013 at Santa Clara Convention Center
OPEN Forum lunch
Women Forum 2013 Keynote
This OPEN-SV Mentorship Breakfast event is hosted by Awais Nemat, Co-Founder & CEO of PLUMgrid.
OPEN-SV members – Free
Non-members – $30
Awais founded PLUMgrid in 2011, following senior technical and management roles at leading global companies in the networking industry. As Vice President of Marvell Semiconductor’s Enterprise Business Unit, he led the growth of the company’s $270 million Switching Solutions Business. Awais came to Marvell when D5 Networks, the company he founded and led as president and CEO, was acquired by Marvell. With D5 Networks’ pioneering LinkCrypt technology, Marvell gained technology leadership in Ethernet security. Prior to founding D5 Networks, Awais held senior technical positions at Cisco Systems and Mentor Graphics, a pioneer in electronic design automation. At Cisco, he was instrumental in driving the Switching and Security initiatives that later evolved into Cisco Trusted Security (CTS) and the Nexus 7000 platform. As part of the Cat6K system architecture team, he led the design of many generations of switching ASICs for the multi-billion dollar Catalyst 6500 and Nexus 7000 product lines. Awais holds multiple patents in scheduling, security, lookup, switching and processors.