Ronald P. Luijten, senior IEEE member, received his Masters of Electronic Engineering with honors from the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands in 1984. In the same year he joined the systems department at IBM's Zurich Research Laboratory in Switzerland. He has contributed to the design of various communication chips, including PRIZMA high port count packet switch and ATM adapter chip sets, culminating in a 15-month assignment at IBM's networking development laboratory in La Gaude, France as lead-architect, from 1994-95. He lead the OSMOSIS optical switch demonstrator project for the DOE in close collaboration with Corning, inc. from 2004 to 2007. His team also contributed the congestion control mechanism to the converged enhanced Ethernet standard and is worked on the network validation of IBM’s PureSystems product line. He currently manages the IBM DOME microDataCenter team. Ronald’s personal research interests are in datacenter architecture, design and performance (‘Data Motion in Data Centers’). He holds more than 25 issued patents, and has co-organized 7 IEEE conferences. Over the years (32), IBM has awarded Ronald with three outstanding technical achievement awards and a corporate patent award.