a 22-year industry veteran and former vice president and general manager of Cisco's Network Management and Services Technology Group,
Chen founded Bada Networks
, a developer of software that manages, routes and processes thousands of real-time video streams. Bada was founded in 2002 in Santa Clara, Calif., and is promoting the concept of "visual networking," in which anyone – from consumers to business executives – can instantly talk, see and share content at the same time with a few people or thousands of colleagues or friends, whether mobile or at a fixed location. Cisco is also a big backer of the visual networking concept so Chen might end up back at Cisco.
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