John D’Ambrosia, Dell


John D’Ambrosia is the Chief Ethernet Evangelist in the CTO Office Dell.  In this capacity John has been an industry leader in the development of Ethernet-related technologies since 1999.  Currently, he is chairing the IEEE P802.3bj 100 Gb/s Backplane and Copper Cable Task Force and the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad hoc.  In addition, John is a founder of the Ethernet Alliance, and is currently serving as the chairman of the Board of Directors.  Prior to these efforts, John served as chair of the IEEE P802.3ba Task Force, which developed the specifications for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet, as well as chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum’s Market Awareness & Education committee.  D’Ambrosia writes a blog for EE Times, called Ethernet Watch, which may be found at