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Claudio DeSanti Senior Architect & IEEE P802.3cs Chair at Google Fiber & IEEE


Claudio DeSanti is a senior architect at Google Fiber since 2017. From 2000 to 2017 he worked in Cisco Systems up to the Fellow level. He contributed to the development and success of many Cisco products, including Cisco’s UCS, Cisco’s Nexus 7K and 5K, Cisco’s MDS, and Cisco’s Catalyst switches. He is the inventor of FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) and many other Storage Networking technologies. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2000. He is highly recognized in standard bodies and industry associations, such as IEEE 802.3 and 802.1, ITU-T Q2/SG15, INCITS T11, and IETF. He has been Chairman of conferences and standard committees, and technical editor of multiple standards. He is recipient of four INCITS technical awards and author of several patents. He is the Chairman of the IEEE P802.3cs 'Super-PON' Task Force and technical editor of ITU recommendation G.9807.3.

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