Manoj Wadekar is Fellow & Technology Strategist at QLogic Corporation and is responsible for driving architecture and technology strategy for QLogic’s Adapter products in Data Centers. He has been driving cross-industry initiative for IO Consolidation over Ethernet for Data Center deployment. Manoj is leading the effort for QLogic in various standards bodies: IEEE, IETF and T11 to drive DCB and Storage over Ethernet. Manoj has 16+ years experience in networking industry and has led various product teams for Ethernet Switch and NIC products, Frame Relay and ATM products. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India and has nine pending patents.