Rita Younger is an industry thought leader with over 28 years of experience in Data Center Networking and Security. Her areas of expertise include SDN, Private-Cloud, Hybrid-Cloud, Network Analytics and moving corporations to a true Self-Service Data Center model. She has shared her expertise serving as a panel member at Network World and CIO Magazine events, she is a delegate for Tech Feld Days, has been featured on TechWise TV, Packet Pushers and other technology media. Rita is a regular presenter at CiscoLive along with other national, regional and industry vertical conferences. Rita is the founder TotalPackets.com, a webcast series which exist to promote technical careers to young people, women, and minorities. her twitter @SDN_Girl has been named one of the top Twitters to follow for SDN. She is a Cisco Champion and a member of VMware Innere Circle. and has been honored as a CRN Women of the Channel. Rita holds a B.S. in Communications from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. She resides in St. Louis, Missouri.