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Charles Eckel

Cisco Systems
Global Technology Standards
eckelcu@cisco.com
Charles is a recognized champion of open source, standards, and interoperability. At Cisco, Charles is responsible for identifying and guiding open source efforts related to key standards initiatives. In addition to work in MEF, Charles is active in IETF, where he started and runs the IETF Hackathons, advancing the pace and relevance of networking standards by combining the speed and collaborative spirit of open source communities with the rigor and precision of standards organizations. Charles is also an active member of a number of open source projects in the Linux Foundation and elsewhere. He is currently focused on application networking and the intersection of networking and security, especially where there is need for new standards and corresponding open source projects.