Tom is a Distinguished Engineer at Brocade where he is The Chief Architect of Open Source in the Software Business Unit. Tom runs teams responsible for building commercial products based on open source, as well as contributions to upstream open source projects such as Open Daylight and Open Stack. Tom is also a member of the CTO Staff where he contributes to company wide technology strategy and architecture. Tom is co-chair of the IETF NETMOD Working Group which is responsible for the standardization of the Yang modeling language as well as Yang models.
Tom has a new book out called SDN: Software Defined Networks, An authoritative Review of Network Programmability Technologies on O’Reilly Publishers.
Prior to Brocade, Tom was a Distinguished Engineer in the Campus and LAN Switching Business Unit at Juniper Networks where he focuses on SDN and new data center and switching products. Prior to that Tom worked in Juniper’s PSD CTO Office where he was responsible for leading all aspects of Software Defined Networks and Network Programmability.
Thomas received his BSCS from The University of New Hampshire, and a M.Sc. from The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science since 2000 and teaches courses on the topic of data communications. He is also on the technical committee of several prominent networking conferences where he provides technical guidance on their content, as well as frequently presents.
Tom is an active participant at the IETF, ONF and OIF.
Tom enjoys farming in his "spare" time.