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[2012 Keynote Speakers]
[Monday Keynote Speaker: Amin Vahdat, UCSD]
[Tuesday Keynote Speaker: Blair Levin, Aspen Institute]
[Gold Sponsors: NCast, Amazon Web Services, HP, Polycom, WTC Consulting, and Time Warner Cable Business Class]

[Keynote Speakers for CENIC 2012: Beyond the Network]

[Picture of Amin Vahdat] The Keynote Speaker for Monday, March 12 is UC San Diego's Amin Vahdat, Director of the Center for Networked Systems. His Keynote Address is titled "Scale Out Networking in the Data Center."

Amin Vahdat is currently a Principal Engineer at Google working on data center architecture. He is on leave from a faculty position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego, where he holds the Science Applications International Corporation Chair. Vahdat's research focuses broadly on computer systems, including distributed systems, networks, virtualization, and operating systems. He received his PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and is a past recipient of the the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Duke University David and Janet Vaughn Teaching Award.

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[Picture of Blair LEvin] The Keynote Speaker for Tuesday, March 13 is Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin, formerly Executive Director of the National Broadband Planning effort.

Blair Levin became Communications & Society Fellow with the Aspen Institute after heading the National Broadband Planning effort. He is currently Executive Director of Gig.U, a project within the Institute that seeks to accelerate the deployment of next generation networks and services by using university communities as test-beds.

Previously, he had spent eight years as an equity analyst at Legg Mason and Stifel Nicolaus. As Barron's Magazine noted, Levin "has always been on top of developing trends and policy shifts in media and telecommunications -- and has proved visionary in getting out in front of many of today's headline making events."

Mr. Levin also served as Chief of Staff to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt from 1993 through 1997. Prior to that Mr. Levin practiced law in North Carolina. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

[CENIC 2012 is the annual conference of the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.