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Bob Mandeville

President, Iometrix

Bob Mandeville has earned international renown as chief architect of the most challenging tests of enterprise and WAN technologies. His pioneering evaluations include the industry's first tests of gigabit Ethernet switches and ATM backbone switches. Mandeville is president and founder of Iometrix (San Francisco) a new testing laboratory dedicated to benchmarking emerging technologies like Metro Ethernet services, wireless LANs (WLANs), and storage networks. Iometrix also is committed to advancing industry testing standards.

Mandeville is the author of IETF RFCs 2285 and 2998, the specifications for switch testing. He also is Editor of Test Methods for the Metro Ethernet Forum Technical Committee.

Before beginning his latest venture, Mandeville served as CEO and chairman of the board of CQOS, Inc., the manufacturer of an IP performance and quality of service measurement system for service provider networks. He also established European Network Laboratories (ENL, Paris), the authoritative source of independent testing in the communications industry. ENL's vendor-independent tests of internetworking equipment were published regularly in nine European countries, starting in 1991.

Under Mandeville's direction, ENL executed major contracts with the World Health Organization (WHO), European Commission, Belgian government, and French Electricity Board, as well as several international financial institutions.

In 1994, Mandeville began a close association with Data Communications magazine, the prestigious global publication covering the business-technology market. ENL's groundbreaking test of seven major U.S. ISPs earned a coveted Computer Press Award in 1999. Mandeville also was principal speaker for Data Communications' worldwide seminar series for IT managers at Fortune 1,000 companies and Tier 1 service providers.

As Director of Ethernet Projects at LightReading, the leading Web site for optical networking, Mandeville is chairing an international series of online and live seminars on Metro Ethernet and 802.11 Wireless Networking. He coordinated the MEF SuperDemo 2003 at SuperComm Atlanta, designing and implementing the largest Metro Ethernet interoperability demonstration, with equipment from 28 vendors. Mandeville is an active member of the IETF.

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