Brian Holden

VP of Standards

Brian is responsible for the product strategy of Kandou Bus. Brian was the Co-founder of StrataCom, a frame relay and ATM switching equipment company that was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996 for 4 Billion USD. Brian was the founder and CEO of Network Synthesis, which was acquired by IgT in 1996, where Brian remained as CTO. IgT was acquired by PMC-Sierra in 1998, where Brian remained until 2007, serving as their Director of Standards. He is the MA&E Co-Chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), is active in several committees at JEDEC, and tracks 802.3. He is a Fellow, Technical Chair & President of the Hypertransport Consortium and has participated in numerous other standards bodies. He has written three books.

Brian has 31 issued U.S. Patents and has several submitted patent applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science with highest honors in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Davis and an MBA from Cornell University, where he took most of his electives in EE & CS. Brian lives in Silicon Valley.

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