Veriflow Co-Founder and CTO Brighten Godfrey to Speak at Interop ITX 2018 Conference

Session Will Explore Intent-Based Verification and the Practical Steps Towards Autonomous Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veriflow today announced that Co-Founder and CTO Brighten Godfrey will speak at the upcoming Interop ITX 2018 conference’s Network Transformation Summit. His session, “Intent-Based Verification: Taking a Practical Step Towards Autonomous Networks,” will explore how an emerging mathematical approach yields a new level of awareness of network-wide state and whether the network is meeting its business goals. With an eye towards enabling more “self-driving” networks, Dr. Godfrey will discuss intent-based verification technology, practical use-cases that improve the resilience and security of existing complex environments, and how networking teams can lay a foundation for future network automation. Interop 2018 is taking place at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30 – May 4, 2018.

What: The Interop Network Transformation Summit, a two-day program hosted by IDC senior analyst Brandon Butler, features a set of visionary speakers exploring the needs facing modern networks that support technology-centric businesses and how these networks can prepare for emerging challenges. The Summit is part of Interop ITX, the industry’s most trusted independent conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. The event continues the 30 years Interop has dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Interop ITX offers both breadth and depth of content to a broad IT audience across core areas: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps and Leadership & Professional Development.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time

Grand Ballroom E – Located at the Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Why: Veriflow’s Continuous Network Verification platform is built specifically to enable enterprises, government agencies and service providers to reduce downtime and improve protection by eliminating outages and vulnerabilities in the network. The Veriflow platform reduces opex by automating manual processes and freeing up network resources to focus on more strategic tasks, and it improves compliance by dynamically mapping, automatically documenting and auditing the network.

Demo and Interview Opportunities: To see a demo of Veriflow in action or schedule an interview with Brighten before or after his session, please send requests to

Who: P. Brighten Godfrey is co-founder and chief technology officer of Veriflow. Dr. Godfrey has conducted research in networked systems and algorithms for more than a decade and is a co-inventor of key technology in use at Veriflow. He has developed novel architectures and systems for Internet routing, data-center networking, high-performance data transport and network data-plane verification. Several of these technologies have been deployed by hyperscale cloud-computing providers. Dr. Godfrey has also advanced the theoretical analysis of network algorithms and is co-author of more than 50 scientific publications.

In 2015, Dr. Godfrey received the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award in recognition of outstanding research contributions, including contributions to network verification. Only one individual worldwide is selected for this prestigious award each year. He was also awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2014 and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2012. Dr. Godfrey continues to advise young researchers in his role as Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is co-instructor of a popular Coursera course, “Cloud Networking.” He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Veriflow brings formal verification to network infrastructure for the first time, continuously ensuring your network operates as intended. Veriflow predicts outages before they impact the business, and vulnerabilities before they are exploited, allowing IT teams to operate secure and resilient networks. Veriflow is backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Menlo Ventures, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter @veriflowsystems.

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