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Working Group & Technical Committee / Principal Engineer, Platform Architect at OpenFog Consortium / Cisco Corporate Strategic Innovation Group
CHARLES C. BYERS is a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Cisco's Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. He works on the architecture and implementation of Fog Computing platforms, media processing systems, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 31 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including serving as a founding member of PICMG's AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees, and currently serves as co-chair of the Architecture Framework Working Group and Technical Committee of the OpenFog Consortium.
Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 63 US patents.