Steve Smith is a Director of Product Marketing at Extreme. Steve has been responsible for driving solutions architecture developments around Security, SDN, Virtualization (including NFVs and VNFs) and Analytics that can be utilized in Cloud, Enterprise, Service Provider and Vertical environments. Steve has been in technology arena for over 20+ years and has a wide range of experience in the networking and security fields. Steve has worked many of technology companies found in Silicon Valley including Cisco and Intel Security. Steve holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Massachusetts. When Steve is not in the office, he is with his two boys which are avid basketball players both in the AAU league and the Recreational league.