Claudio DeSanti

Distinguished Engineer

Dr. Claudio DeSanti is currently a Distinguished Engineer with Dell Technologies’ Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), focusing on Storage Networking and Edge configurations. He worked previously as a Senior Network Architect Lead in Google, responsible for creating an industry ecosystem around the Google Fiber developed ‘Super-PON’ access technology. Before that he was a Fellow in Cisco, where he contributed to the development and success of many Cisco products, including Cisco’s UCS, Cisco’s Nexus 7K and 5K, Cisco’s MDS, and Cisco’s Catalyst switches. He is the inventor of FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) and many other Storage Networking technologies. He is highly recognized in Standards Bodies and industry associations, such as INCITS T11, IEEE 802.1 and 802.3, IETF, and ITU-T Q2/SG15. He is currently Chairman of the IEEE P802.3cs ‘Super-PON’ Task Force and has been Conference Chairman of Ethernet Technology Summit, vice Chairman of the INCITS T11 Technical Committee, Chairperson of various working groups, and technical editor of multiple standards. He is author of several patents and international publications and recipient of four INCITS technical awards. He is co-author of the book "I/O Consolidation in the Data Center", published by Cisco Press. He holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy.

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