SDN Innovation Challenge

Presenting The Winners Of The 2014 – 2015 SDN Innovation Challenge!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Extreme Networks SDN Innovation Challenge. Our prestigious panel of judges have chosen the following top three teams:

  • First Place: Team DSM from University of California, Irvine
  • Second Place: Team MarTech from Marquette University
  • Third Place: Team FLOWGUARD from Arizona State University and Clemson University

Congratulations to the winning teams, surpassing competitive entries from all participating teams in the 2014-2015 SDN Innovation Challenge.

Committed to leading the market transformation towards a new era of networking with the open source community, the Extreme Networks SDN Innovation Challenge was introduced, in partnership with US Ignite, to inspire the minds of next generation computer scientists and engineers to develop innovative applications and services bringing value to our smart cities.


After a successful first run of the SDN Innovation Challenge, stay tuned for the announcement of our next SDN Innovation Challenge coming soon!

Developer Resources

Judging by Industry Experts

Bob Laliberte

Mr. Laliberte is the Senior Director of Marketing at Empirix, focusing on data center networking technologies and management software.

Ivan Pepelnjak

Mr. Pepelnjak, CCIE No. 1354, is currently chief technology advisor at NIL Data Communications, focusing on advanced IP-based networks and web technologies.

Joel J. Mambretti

Dr. Mambretti is Director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, which is developing digital communications for the 21st Century.

Dave Meyer

Mr. Meyer is currently CTO and Chief Scientist at Brocade Communications, where he works on future directions for Internet technologies. Prior to joining Brocade, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems.

Brian R. Gruttadauria

Mr. Gruttadauria is the VP of Architecture, Enterprise Product Group, at Lenovo responsible for leading server & storage technology development. He holds 25 patents, with additional patents pending, in the technology space.

Malathi Veeraraghavan

Dr. Veeraraghavan is a Professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Glenn Ricart

Dr. Ricart set up the first Internet Exchange point in 1988. Located in College Park, Maryland, it connected the original federal TCP/IP networks and the first U.S. commercial and non-commercial Internet networks.

Billy Moon

Mr. Moon is a Distinguished Engineer at Extreme Networks, and holds more than 100 US and Foreign patents.

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