Tobias Ford


Before founding Enclave Toby was Vice President of Cloud Strategy and Planning at AT&T where he was responsible for overall cloud and network virtualization strategy for the company. ​ Toby was also the original architect and executive sponsor for AT&T Integrated Cloud, one of the catalysts that began the NFV/SDN transformation in the Telco industry.

At AT&T was one of the founders OpenStack Foundation and a board member of both the OpenStack Foundation and OPNFV. Toby also advises OpenDaylight and supported the launch of the OpenContrail Foundation based on Juniper’s SDN platform.

Toby joined AT&T through the acquisition of USinternetworking (USi) where he was Chief Technology Officer. He joined USi as part of the original start-up team in 1998, helping secure over $800 million in funding, going public in less than 12 months, and play an instrumental role in the restructuring and eventual sale to AT&T.

While at USi Toby’s team built USiOasis, one of the first OSS systems supporting Application delivery over the Internet and USiPinnacle, a virtualization platform that virtualized servers, storage, network functions, and networking underneath Enterprise Applications. USiPinnacle was one of the first virtualization platforms to carry all compliances needed to sell to the federal government and healthcare markets.

Prior to USinternetworking Toby worked for Arinc Research in both development and architecture roles.

Toby has a degree from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering.

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