Mark Gallo is a systems engineering manager at Cisco Systems within the Channels organization. He has led several engineering groups responsible for positioning and delivering Cisco end-to-end systems, as well as designing and implementing enterprise LANs and international IP networks. He has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and holds Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. Mark resides in northern Virginia with his wife Betsy and son Paul.
Stefano Testa joined Cisco in 1998, as part of the Catalyst 6500 software development team. Since moving to technical marketing in 2000, he's been focusing on technologies such as content switching, geographic load balancing, SSL acceleration, and integration with security products. He is currently managing a team of technical marketing engineers dedicated to Layers 4-7 application acceleration and security technologies. Stefano works closely with Cisco account teams to help customers design high-performance integrated data-centers and application-aware solutions. He also collaborates with several Cisco engineering teams on future software releases, network management, and platforms for Layers 4-7 services.
Maurice Traynor is a technical team lead (networks), for HP's (Hewlett-Packardhttp://www.hp.com) Managed Services Group, where his team architects and builds networks for a large financial institution. He has worked in the networking arena for 14 years, with jobs in pre- and post-sales systems engineering, technical consulting, and teaching.