Gregory Ness has an extensive startup background in networking, security, virtualization and cloud computing. He was among the first to point out network and security issues with virtualized IT infrastructures and then emerging cloud operating models, which led to the formation of the Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group with Vint Cerf, Dan Lynch and a host of leaders in the networking industry.
Greg was formerly VP of Marketing at Vidder, a leading cybersecurity software and services company acquired by Verizon; VP of Marketing at CloudVelox, a leader in hybrid cloud software acquired by VMware; CMO at Vantage Data Centers (acquired by Digital Realty Trust); VP of Corporate Marketing at Infoblox (IPO April 2012); and VP of Marketing at Blue Lane Technologies (acquired by VMware). Previously, he held marketing executive roles at Juniper Networks, Redline Networks (acquired by Juniper), IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee), ShoreTel (IPO), and Verizon (then GTE). He has spoken at Interop, Cisco Live, and Future in Review on topics related to virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. Greg has a BA from Reed College and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin.