Daniel is a senior researcher at Lancaster University and leading technical activities on a variety of European Commission and UK funded Software Defined Network (SDN) projects. With over 16 years’ experience within leading technology companies, he founded Aria Networks and held key roles at Bell Labs, Cisco Systems, Redback Networks and Movaz Networks. He has an MBA and is completing his PhD at Lancaster University, researching Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) in co-operation with British Telecom and Intel Labs. Daniel is also the Principal Consultant at Old Dog Consulting.
Daniel is the co-chair of the Software Defined Networks (SDN) Research Group (SDNRG) at the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). He is an editor and author on numerous Internet-Drafts and RFCs related to traffic engineering and network optimization, packet forwarding, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), and Application-Based Network Operations (ABNO).