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Estrin is the president and CEO of Packet
Design. Estrin is the former CTO and senior vice president
at Cisco Systems.
At Cisco, Estrin was responsible for strategic technology planning
and business development, including investments and acquisitions,
consulting engineering and advanced Internet projects, as well as
legal and government affairs.
to joining Cisco, Estrin was co-founder, president and CEO of Precept
Software, a leading multimedia networking software company. Previously,
she was president and CEO of Network Computing Devices (NCD), a
leading supplier of X terminals and PC-to-UNIX connectivity software.
Before that she was a co-founder of Bridge Communications, a pioneer
in network routers, bridges and communication servers. (The company
merged with 3Com in 1987.)
holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and computer science from
UCLA and a M.A. in electrical engineering from Stanford University,
where she was involved in the early development of TCP/IP protocols.
Estrin sits on the board of directors of Federal Express, Sun Microsystems
and The Walt Disney Company.