Alvaro Retana, Routing Area

Alvaro Retana, Routing Area

Alvaro Retana is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, where he works
on Strategic Customer Enablement. He also chairs the IETF-LAC Task Force
for LACNOG, with the objective of increasing the participation of people
from Latin America and the Caribbean in the IETF. He has published 4
technical books and has been awarded multiple patents by the US Patent and
Trademark Office. Alvaro's current interests include Software Defined
Networking, energy efficiency, infrastructure security, network complexity
and other related topics.

Alvaro has been participating in the IETF since 1998, mainly in the
Routing Area. He previously co-chaired Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg)
and the Source Packet Routing in Networking WG (spring), and has
co-authored several documents on routing technology. Alvaro currently
serves as Routing Area Director.