Dan Pitt has served as executive director of the Open Networking Foundation since its public launch in March, 2011. In this role he leads a team of several dozen employees and partners and over 2000 member volunteers focused on ac-celerating the adoption of open SDN. He spent 20 years in technical, managerial, and executive roles at IBM Raleigh and Zurich, HP Labs Palo Alto, Bay Networks, and Nortel Networks; served a five-year term as dean of the school of engineering at Santa Clara University; and advised and ran a number of startup companies in Silicon Valley, Australia, and Canada before coming to ONF. Dan received a B.S. in math from Duke University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois.