Frank Lyonnet is a Deputy CTO in the Steelhead, SteelFusion and SD-WAN business unit at Riverbed Technology since 2012. Frank participates in shaping the company's long term vision and positioning. From 2004 to 2012, Frank was Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Management at Ipanema Technologies where he launched the first Hybrid Networking solution on the market. Earlier, Frank founded ActiVia Networks, a Content Delivery Networking company in 2000. As a CEO, he managed the company growth until 2003 when he sold it to Stratacache Inc. Frank began his career as a researcher within the l'Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA). Frank holds a Ph.D in IT with a specialization in IP Networks.