Keynote Speaker: Albert Greenberg, Uber Technologies, VP, Platform Engineering
Topic Title: “Fast and Secure Networking in the Private Cloud”
As Uber’s VP, Platform Engineering Albert oversees Uber Engineering and Program Management teams that include Data Center, Networking, Storage, Data, Search, Monitoring, Developer Productivity, Engineering DEI, Tooling and Corporate IT Infrastructure. Albert serves as a member of Uber’s Executive Leadership Team, AI/ML Law and Ethics Strike (Artificial Intelligence Law & Ethics Council), Data Governance, Privacy & Cybersecurity Council, and is the Executive Sponsor for the company’s community of senior engineers that drive the evolution of Uber’s Engineering architecture, culture, and standards to be considerably more effective, reliable, and sustainable. Uber’s Platform Engineering has offices in the Bay Area, Seattle, New York, Aarhus, Vilnius and Bangalore in India.
Prior to Uber, Albert spent 14 years at Microsoft. His last role was as the CVP for Microsoft Azure Networking, leading software and hardware development and engineering for all Microsoft Azure, including all Microsoft first and third parties, and encompassing physical data center, regional and wide area networking, host networking datapath, virtual networking, virtual appliances, hybrid networking, network security, network services, network distributed systems, optical networking, network reconfigurable hardware and device firmware, network analytics, edge/CDN networks and services. Within Azure, Albert founded and led the network virtualization, datapath and physical data center network teams in Azure, as well as other teams in networking and monitoring. He worked in Microsoft Research to invent and prototype the data center networking technologies now widely deployed in Microsoft services and products, such as Virtual Layer-2 (VL2), Virtual Networks (VNets), Load Balancing (Ananta), Data Center TCP (DCTCP). Joined Microsoft from Bell Labs and AT&T Labs Research, where he was an AT&T Fellow and Executive Director, and where he helped build the systems and tools for engineering and managing AT&T’s networks. IEEE Kobayashi Award winner, ACM Fellow, ACM Sigcomm Award winner, ACM Test of Time Paper Award winner, National Academy of Engineering member.