TitleCompany:Former VP/CTO, Cisco Systems
Bio:Former VP/CTO at Cisco Systems and served on the board of directors of the Cloud Native Computing, OpenStack, and Cloud Foundry Foundations. He has more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and parallel system architecture. Prior to Cisco, Lew was VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems where he led the development of the Sun Cloud platform. He was also a member of the JavaSoft executive team, launched java.sun.com, and helped to bring Java into the developer ecosystem. At Salesforce.com, Lew led the development of Salesforce.com’s AppExchange. In the 1980’s Lew was a research director at Thinking Machines, where he developed algorithms for AI and machine vision for the massively parallel Connection Machine. Lew moved into technology following a career in Neurobiology at Cornell University Medical school and has a Ph.D. in computer science.