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Yuval Bachar is a principal engineer in the global infrastructure and strategy team for Linkedin, which is responsible for the company strategy for data center architecture and implementation of the mega scale future data centers. In this capacity, he drives and supports the new technology development, architecture, and collaboration to support the tremendous growth in LinkedIn’s future user-base, data centers, and services provided. Yuval Bachar is one of the founders and innovators of the Open19 project and he is the president of the Open19 Foundation, in this capacity Mr. Bachar is responsible for developing this new community and Open19 technology to support the Open19 Community. Prior to LinkedIn, Mr. Bachar was the leader and architect for Facebook data center networking hardware, responsible for the development of the Wedge and 6-Pack first top of Rack (ToR) and modular open networking gear. In addition, Mr. Bachar was the innovator and driver of the $1/1G optical technology initiative for 100G pluggable modules. Furthermore, he redefined the backbone architecture and integration of colored optics into the switching platforms. Earlier, Mr. Bachar served as Senior Director of Engineering in the CTO office in the Data Center Group at Cisco, which is responsible for the company’s data center product portfolio and next generation innovation. In this capacity, he drives and supports next generation systems’ architecture, product market positioning, and cross-Cisco product alignment. Yuval Bachar is also responsible for evangelizing new technologies around IoT and it’s integration to the data center architecture.