In this video, the Hot Interconnects 2012 conference kicks off with a keynote by John Roese, VP and General Manager of Futurewei, Huawei’s North American R&D organization.
Cloud, SDN, Big data, Mobility, BYOD, etc… We are currently in an industry filled with major new technologies and architectures and each of them looks like a green field of innovation. The problem is that we have been here before many times. Our industry operates in cycles and many of the challenges we are taking on technically today at a component, system and solutions level are not as new as we like to think. As the former CTO or Nortel, Broadcom ENG, Enterasys and Cabletron over the past 20 years, I have seen these cycles and hopefully learnt some lessons. This talk will attempt to call out some of the similarity of current technical challenges with past technology work and industry efforts (some succeeded and some failed) in an effort to remind us all of our past experiences and hopefully use that history to better navigate the current challenges.”