Juniper VP leaves for Cisco – just before #Interop keynote

From the ‘Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out‘ files:

For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to lineup a meeting with David Yen EVP at Juniper and the man behind Juniper’s Qfabric vision.

Yen was scheduled to deliver a ‘visionary’ keynote at Interop this afternoon, but he didn’t make it.

Instead what happened is he quit and left Juniper – immediately.

Yen is now a Cisco employee.

Juniper didn’t cancel their keynote instead they put in a replacement, and to be honest I’m not sure what the keynote was about. Yen’s loss is a huge one for Juniper and a powerful win for Cisco.

I know there are trade secret items that Yen is likely not supposed to divulge, BUT don’t you think that Yen will share his knowledge with his new employers at Cisco?

At Cisco, Yen will be the leader of the Server Access and Virtualization
Technology Group (SAVTG), the home of Cisco’s Unified Computing System and Nexus server access data center switching

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