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Principal Engineer at Microsoft
Brad Booth is a long-time leader in Ethernet technology development and standardization. Currently heading up the 25/50G Ethernet Consortium and the Consortium for On-Board Optics, he is a Principal Engineer at Microsoft, where he leads the development of hyperscale interconnect strategy for Microsoft’s cloud datacenters. He is also the founder and past Chairman of the Ethernet Alliance. Brad was previously a Distinguished Engineer in the Office of the CTO at Dell Networking, where he developed Dell's next generation server-storage-networking fabric strategy. He has also held senior strategist and engineering positions at Applied Micro, Intel, and PMC-Sierra. The holder of 14 patents related to networking technologies, he has received awards from the IEEE Standards Association for work on Ethernet standards and awards for his contributions to Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Backplane Ethernet and Ethernet in the First Mile. He was listed as one of the 50 most powerful people in networking by Network World magazine.