Silvano Gai is author of several books and technical publications on networking, has written multiple Internet Drafts and RFCs, and is responsible for 30 issued patents and 50 patent applications. As Cisco Fellow, he architected Cisco Catalyst network switches and Cisco MDS storage networking switches. Now a senior fellow with Nuova Systems, he is helping to define new Data Center architectures and make FCoE a reality. Claudio DeSanti represents Cisco Systems in multiple standards bodies, including IETF, IEEE 802.1, and ANSI INCITS Technical Committee T11. He provides specialized technical leadership in the design and development of complex engineering projects.