Pascal Menezes

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Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with close to 30 years of experience in internetworking, next-generation information systems, and communication architectures. As the founder of TSCM Technology he is focused on the building of cloud scale architectures and real-time media networks using Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO). After almost a decade at Microsoft he was Principal Program Manager for Skype for Business leading strategic programs such as SDN, Real Time Media over Wi-Fi and Skype for Business using Azure Express Route with QoS. 

As one of the leading industry experts in Unified Communication (UC) and SDN he is a UCStrategies Expert, early pioneer of Unified Communications (UC) and Software Defined Networks (SDN),  Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for the MEF, Chair of UC SDN Task Group at International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC), Vice-Chair of Open Network Foundation (ONF) NBI Working Group, Co-Founder and former Vice-Chair of Wi-Fi Alliance Task Group Mobile Multimedia Over Wi-Fi, former Chair of SIPv6 Task Group at International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC), pioneer of MPLS and MPLS Forum appointed Subject Matter Expert, IETF L2VPN MPLS design team member, co-inventor of Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and Scientific Committee for the MPLS World Congress. 

Pascal has done five startups with multiple successes, has received numerous industry awards such as SDN and Openflow 2015 World Congress Best of Show for UC SDN, ONF SDN North Bound Interface Leadership Award, ONF SDN 2014 Ping Pan Memorial Innovation Award, IMTC 2013 Technical Leadership Award, MEF 2012 Technical Leadership Award, Microsoft 2005 Gold Star Achievement Award,  Best Built Network at Supercom 2002, Best ISP for Washington State 2001, Outstanding Contribution from Metro Ethernet Forum for 2001, 2002, and 2003 and has presented extensively in numerous events globally. 

Pascal holds 4 patents with 25 additional patents pending and has co-authored many standards in the IETF, MEF, IMTC and IP/MPLS Forum.

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As some readers might know, I have been working in the industry on Software Defined Networks and how end-user applications can interact with these programmable...

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I was at the Open Network Summit (ONS) last month when Google presented something very interesting. Google’s Amin Vahdat, Fellow & Technical Lead for Networking,...

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Open source Project Atrium which is focused on the International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC) RTM SDN use-case specifications, just won Internet...

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I was at the ODL Summit in Seattle September 11th and 12th and got to listen to the keynote from Microsoft IT and Project Atrium on UC SDN. Right...
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I for one, having been in a closed source world for many years, didn't realize how innovation is being incubated in a totally different model than the past. What most...

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If you haven't seen David Ward's (Cisco CTO and SVP of Engineering) keynote at the Open Networking Summit in March 2016, then please take a look at what he is stating...

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Well, UC SDN just got some great news with the extension of an existing open source project called Atrium. So why should the UC community care? Two releases, seven...

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While Software Defined Networks (SDN) has been the latest buzz in the industry for years, many folks don't realize that the key value of SDN is the decomposition of...

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