Alliance (EA), a consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet
technologies, announced Ethernet industry veteran, Scott G Kipp of Brocade
Communications Systems, as its new president.
member of the organization’s board of directors, he was selected by his fellow
directors to succeed outgoing EA president, Jim Theodoras, of ADVA Optical
Networking. Kipp’s appointment will continue through February 2012.
“I am truly
honored that the Ethernet Alliance’s board of directors has asked me to take on
the responsibility and challenges of leading this vibrant organization, and to
carry on its outstanding work in the advancement of leading-edge Ethernet
technologies,” said Kipp.
Theodoras’ strategic vision and leadership have allowed the Ethernet Alliance
to excel in its role as the industry’s premier resource for Ethernet advocacy,
education, and innovation. We thank him for his dedicated service and
congratulate him on his accomplishments as president,” Kipp added.
As EA’s new
president, Kipp will be enacting an array of new initiatives designed to expand
upon those launched by his predecessor. Among these new efforts will be the
organization’s University of Ethernet (UE) webinar series.
The UE will
offer in-depth learning and continuing education opportunities on topics
ranging from foundational Ethernet technologies to next-generation
applications, such as parallel optics and terabit Ethernet.
webinar series, led by real-world practitioners, will provide practical
information as well as early insight into emerging developments; each 1-hour
installment will be available to the public free of charge on a 24×7 on-demand
is vital to today’s global data networks and data traffic is growing between 30
to 40 percent annually and pushing Internet infrastructure to the limit. We’ve
entered the Web 3.0 era, where high definition video is delivered to millions
of televisions and data is delivered to billions of smartphones,” Kipp added.
to his role as EA president, Kipp is a senior technologist at comprehensive
network provider, Brocade, where he specializes in high-speed fiber optic
technology. He regularly participates in standards development activities,
having served as the chair for multiple standards produced by organizations
including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics