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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Strategist
Beth is an Advanced Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new SDN products and services. At Verizon, she has architected and developed several products, including NaaS, SASE, Digital Enablement Platform and Virtual Network Services, which has been driving many of the Open Source Edge projects. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud architectures and technologies. Previously, Ms. Cohen was a Senior Cloud Architect with Cloud Technology Partners and the Director of Engineering IT for BBN Corporation, where she was involved with the initial development of the Internet, working on some of the hottest networking and web technology protocols in their infancy. She is a leader of the OpenStack Edge Computing Work Group, developing the use cases and requirements for building the tools required to support this exciting new architecture. Lead author on the white paper on Edge Computing published by the OpenStack Foundation. She has extensive speaking experience in the Open Source Community, having presented many sessions (including a few keynotes) on a variety of Open Source and technology topics at OpenStack Summits, ONES Summits, Layer123, CPEvolution and others.