Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, and CTO-Development, Cisco Systems
As Development CTO and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, David is responsible for defining strategy and leading research and development of new innovation via tight partnerships with customers and academia. He is known in the industry because of his knowledge and expertise in IP/MPLS routing, high availability, network design, and systems software.
Fellow, Cisco Systems & Professor, Ecole Polytechnique
Mark Townsle has over 25 years of experience in embedded software development, internet architecture, protocol design and standardization. Before Joining Cisco in 1997, he held engineering and research positions at IBM, the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communications Networks (CSHCN. Mark served as Internet Area Director of the IETF from 2005-2009, IETF L2TP Working Group Chair from 1999-2005, IESG Liaison to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), IETF Pseudowire WG Technical Advisor, and is co-Chair of the recently formed IETF Home Networking Working Group (Homenet).
In addition to his industry appointments and work at Cisco, Mark is currently teaching and developing courses on Internet Protocol Design for l'École Polytechnique. When not traveling, Mark lives with his family in Paris, France.
General Manager (Directeur General), Cisco France
Vice-president for Academic Affairs and research, Professor of mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique
An École Polytechnique graduate (Class of X84), Frank Pacard also earned an engineering degree at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, follwed by a PhD in Mathematics and an HDR research accreditation. He is the author of over sixty scientific articles and supervises several research projects.
Frank Pacard joined École Polytechnique in 2010 as a professor of Mathematics and Director of the Laurent Schwartz Center for Mathematics (CMLS).
Professor, director of LIX
Olivier Bournez is professor of computer science, and director of the computer science laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique. His research interests include continues time-models of computations, computations and dynamical systems, distributed computing, and verification.
Professor, head of dept, Ecole Polytechnique
Benjamin Werner is a senior researcher at INRIA, currently on leave as professor at Ecole Polytechnique. As such, he is the head of the computer scientce department. Until 2012, he was leading the Typical research team, located at the LIX laboratory.