Nick McKeown is senior vice president and general manager of the Network and Edge Group (NEX) at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for driving technology and product leadership throughout the network to the intelligent edge. Previously, he was a part-time Intel Senior Fellow, having joined Intel in 2019 with the acquisition of Barefoot Networks, which he cofounded in 2013. McKeown founded five networking companies and received more than 25 industry awards, including 2021's IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal. He has been a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Stanford University since 1995. In 2005, he started the Clean Slate Program at Stanford, which led to “Software Defined Networking.” He also cofounded Nicira, Abrizio, Nemo, ONF, and P4.org. McKeown is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK).