August 12, 2013
Brocade Communications CEO Lloyd Carney to Deliver Summer Commencement Address
Boston, MA—August 12, 2013—Wentworth Institute of Technology today announced that Lloyd Carney, chief executive officer of Brocade Communications and an electrical engineering technology alumnus from the class of 1984, will be the commencement speaker at the Summer Commencement on August 25 at the Bank of America Pavilion. The ceremony will celebrate more than 600 students earning a Bachelor of Science or an Associate in Applied Science degree.
Honorary Doctor of Engineering Technology degrees will be awarded to Mr. Carney and to Mark Gelfand and Cynthia Calabrese, friends and supporters of Wentworth.
Mr. Carney is responsible for executing Brocade’s vision and strategy to lead the networking industry through its next phase of evolution that will be defined by data center virtualization, cloud computing, and software networking.
Before joining Brocade, Mr. Carney was CEO and member of the board of directors at Xsigo Systems, a technology leader in the data center virtualization market with solutions for cloud computing and software-defined networking. Previous to that, he was CEO of Micromuse, Inc., a networking management software company which became an integral part of the IBM Tivoli framework. Mr. Carney also has extensive experience in the IP networking industry, serving as the chief operating officer at Juniper Networks and as president of the Core IP, Wireless Internet, and the Enterprise divisions at Nortel Networks. Before this, Mr. Carney was the executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Business Unit at Bay Networks.
In addition to graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Wentworth, Mr. Carney earned a master’s degree in Applied Business Management from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass.
- Dennis Nealon