Dan Talayco has been involved with SDN from 2009 when he worked at Stanford in the CleanSlate Lab where the first OpenFlow® standard was defined. He developed early hardware implementations of the protocol.
In 2010, he joined Big Switch Networks where he spearheaded the Indigo and Loxi projects. He became the chair of the ONF Technical Advisory Group in 2012. In 2013, he joined Barefoot Networks where he wrote the specification for the P4 programming language for flexible forwarding elements. Dan is now working part time as a technical consultant.