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Adam Karon is Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Media and Carrier Divisions at Akamai. In the role of General Manager, Mr. Karon is responsible for leading the Media and Carrier Division's core functions of engineering and product development, product management, sales, channels, sales engineering, and marketing, focused on enabling today's leading media, gaming and software companies to deliver the best possible experiences - at scale - to their customers on any device, anywhere, and helping carriers operate high-performing and cost-efficient networks.
Adrian Willis is currently a Web Performance Architect within a global specialist group that helps customers deliver excellent user experiences through optimized performance. A 15-year veteran at Akamai, he has presented at multiple Akamai Edge Conferences, and conducted multiple Akamai University Web Experience classes. Prior to joining Akamai, Adrian was a solutions architect within the Enterprise Content Management space.
Alex Balford is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Akamai Technologies responsible for global marketing activities across Akamai's media delivery solutions portfolio. As a seasoned media professional, he conveys a keen understanding of market and technology trends influencing the evolving TV and OTT landscape. His experience includes marketing technologies that span across OTT content management and delivery, advertising and Content Delivery Networks (CDN). Prior to joining Akamai, he was at SeaChange International.
Alex Grinman co-founded Krypt.co (technology acquired by Akamai), where he led the engineering and design of Krypton, the authenticator that makes strong, un-phishable cryptographic authentication easy to use. Now at Akamai, Alex leads a team in Enterprise Security that is building an innovative new Zero Trust authentication product based on the krypt.co technology.
Alex Leung is Akamai's Senior Enterprise Architect where he serves as a trusted advisor for leading broadcasters, helping them to transform their services in adaptation to the OTT (over-the-top) delivery trend, and navigate the complex array of technologies therein. Over the past years at Akamai, he has led media consultancy projects that helped regional broadcasters optimizing their media streaming operations in preparation for large events, including Winter Olympics and IPL 2018.
Amol Mathur is the Senior Director of Product Management where he owns the vision and execution of the Web Application and API security business.
Andrew Crail runs the enterprise solution engineering team at Akamai, helping customers transform their security to Zero Trust models as the traditional perimeter as we know it dissolves with digital transformation. He started his career as tech support at a small security reseller, almost two decades later is helping customers migrate security to one of the largest cloud security platforms in the world. His experience spans various industries and regions after roles in both EMEA and APAC, covering compliance, security testing, incident response, managed and cloud security.
Andrew Terranova is a Solutions Engineer at Akamai Technologies, specializing in enterprise security products. Currently Andrew is focused on helping customers transition their environments towards a Zero Trust security model. Andrew has a strong engineering and IT consulting background working with pharmaceutical, financial, retail/consumer product, and service provider customers. Outside of Akamai, Andrew is a freelance writer and editor with articles and projects published in Make: Magazine and Popular Science, and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. For fun Andrew likes to play with electronics and robotics, and is a strong proponent of the maker movement.
Andy Ellis is Akamai's Chief Security Officer, responsible for overseeing the security architecture and compliance of the company's massive, globally distributed network. He is the designer and patent holder of Akamai's SSL acceleration network, as well as several of the critical technologies underpinning the company's Cloud Security Solutions . Ellis is at the forefront of Internet policy; as a speaker, blogger, member of the FCC CSRIC, supporting Akamai's CEOs on the NIAC and NSTAC, and an advisory board member of HacKid. He can be found on Twitter as @csoandy .
Angel Nogueras joined Akamai in 2010 as Solutions Architect, then as Technical Project Manager, and now he spends his time as Technical Account Manager. In addition to Pre-Sales tasks, he participates in Akamai TechDays, Web Developer Tours and helps customers to integrate and automate as many parts of Akamai as possible in their environments, CI/CD pipelines, etc.
Arjun Rampal is on a mission to drive innovation at Akamai. He manages two key innovation programs - Wizards & Startup program.In a career spanning 8 years, Arjun has worked as a business analyst, a consultant, and a program manager. He is particularly passionate about building programs that can bring about a cultural change in an organization.
Ashitha Bhanu is a budding marketer at Akamai Technologies where she began her career. She is part of the company's strategic Industry Marketing team focusing on eCommerce, particularly the Hospitality & Travel industry. In this role, she examines the trends, opportunities, and threats facing the industry and Akamai. Ashitha has held various marketing positions at Akamai including channel product marketing, customer marketing, product marketing, and currently in industry marketing. Ashitha holds degrees in bachelor's in Computer Science and master's in MBA Marketing and is Pragmatic Marketing Certified - Level II (PMC-II).
Ashley Adelman is a seasoned marketer who has worked with leading technology brands to develop thoughtful marketing campaigns that attract attention, engage audiences and generate results. At Akamai, she manages global marketing programs for Identity Cloud.

Becks Ireland is part of the global technical enablement & education team with a mission to provide the most robust & highest quality training programs, product certifications, live enablement events that RESULT in Akamai's technically focused Customers, Partners, and Employees being enabled to successfully deploy, service & support Akamai solutions.
Benny Tan is a Solutions Engineer within the Enterprise division at Akamai. In this role, Benny is focused on helping customers protect their corporate infrastructure and assets from the ever-evolving threats from everywhere. Outside of work, Benny enjoys relaxing and playing video games.
Bridget Meuse is a senior industry marketing analyst for Akamai. She focuses on three industries: Environmental Sustainability, Healthcare, and the Public Sector, where she identifies key trends, tells data-driven stories, and helps bring Akamai solutions to life for customers.
Cassie Jeon is a Software Test Engineer at Akamai.

Charles Choe is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Akamai Technologies. He brings more than ten years of product management and technical marketing experience with advanced degrees in both law and business. He writes about market trends, industry challenges, and solutions in the areas of web performance, digital asset optimization, and content delivery.

Charlie Gero is a VP & CTO of the Enterprise Division at Akamai as well as leads the Advanced Projects Group. He currently focuses on bleeding edge research in the areas of security, applied mathematics, cryptography, and distributed algorithms in order to build the next generation of technologies that will protect Akamai's growing customer base. Through his research at Akamai, he has secured nearly 30 patents in cryptography, compression, performant network systems, real time media distribution, and more, and has degrees in both Physics and Computer Science. He has been at Akamai for nearly 15 years, having prior founded a startup and served in key computer science positions in the pharmaceutical and networking industries.

Charlie Phillips is a SVP, Global Services & Support at Akamai.

Chinedu Egonu is a solutions engineer within the enterprise division at Akamai focused on Enterprise Security, cloud migration, and digital transformation through Zero Trust. His background is in mobile wireless technologies having worked at Cisco and Benu networks. When he is not working, you can find him watching or playing soccer, or figuring out the next place in the world to visit.
Chris Nicholson is a senior public relations manager at Akamai, where he leads PR efforts for the company's Media & Entertainment industry business. He's been on the technology side of the M&E; industry for more than 15 years, first as a trade journalist and then in several corporate communications, public relations and marketing roles with organizations including the National Association of Broadcasters, SeaChange International and most recently, Brightcove.
Christine Ross is a senior product marketing manager at Akamai, where she leads go-to-market messaging for Bot Manager. Prior to Akamai, she worked with blockchain and security startups on product/market fit and positioning. She also spent many years as an industry analyst helping organizations buy and manage emerging technologies and services.
Chuck Freedman is a Director of Developer Advocacy at Akamai. His passion is to enable customers, partners, and developers to be successful with technology, to innovate, and create valuable solutions. As Director of Developer Advocacy, Chuck and his team reach and represent the interests of developers who need to get the most out of Akamai's platform. Prior to joining Akamai, Chuck has managed developer programs & products, defined strategy, and engaged communities across industries & technologies including analytics, AI, DevOps, API management, geolocation, telecommunications, streaming, voice, augmented reality, and conferencing.
Courtney Hadden joined Akamai's Corporate Sustainability team in 2019, bringing her knowledge and expertise of Corporate Social Responsibility, community and employee engagement, and cause marketing to helping Akamai integrate our environmental commitments into our business. Courtney has worked with both non-profit organizations and corporations - such as Keurig Dr Pepper, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and The Walt Disney Company - and has unique experience in bringing together cause and value.
Craig Sparling is a product manager in the Cloud Security business unit. Craig joined Akamai with the acquisition of Prolexic and specializes in attack detection, network monitoring, data visualization, and user interfaces. His passion is working for customers to understand their needs and creating powerful and intuitive solution that solve their real-world problems.
Dale Lenard is a Senior Principal Technical Solutions Architect at Akamai based in Sydney, Australia where he works with customers in understanding and defining the digital transformation and DevOps strategies. Dale has written a number of blogs on DevOps and Developer relations, and has spoken at a number of key conferences. In his spare time he enjoys developing home automation, challenging his thought process for that next big idea and tinkering/developing innovative platforms that bridge gaps in solutions/processes he has identified.
Dan Hall is a Senior Product Manager for Akamai's Enterprise access and security products, helping to build solutions that enable customers to successfully make their Zero Trust transformations. Dan has extensive experience as a product manager, having managed products for data access over cable, DSL networking, MPLS services, and NGFWs and SWGs for network security. Dan has helped the largest carriers and enterprise customers in the world deploy the latest technologies in networking and network security.
Daniel Abeles is an experienced security researcher, with years of experience in web application attacks. Daniel currently serves as a Senior Security Researcher working on the Akamai Threat Research Group supporting Akamai's cloud security solutions. Daniel has a strong security background working for the Air Force and consultation companies on various projects. Outside of Akamai, he enjoys breaking stuff, learning new things, developing new tools and contributing to open source projects.
Darren Ng is a senior engineering manager who is focused on driving Akamai's next generation network protocol strategies. With over 15 years of experience in the networking field, he applies his expertise towards optimizing network performance for the Akamai Intelligent Edge.

Dev Gupta is Vice President of Solutions Engineering for the Media and Carrier Divisions at Akamai. His team of technical experts are responsible for helping customers deliver immersive and secure digital experiences and enable digital transformation in a repeatable manner. He has been at Akamai for over 15 years and worked closely with customers across OTT, Publishing, Gaming, High Tech, Financial Services, and Healthcare. Prior to Akamai, Dev managed technical operations for firms delivering solutions in unified communications, clinical research, and faith based services.

Diego Xirinachs is a Senior Product Support Engineer working on the Akamai Carrier Team supporting the Aura Licensed Platform and DNSi Solutions. In addition to his primary work, he also provides customer training, automates and tests Akamai Carrier Products on a variety of infrastructure including Cloud, bare metal and container environments. Mr. Xirinachs holds 3 patents and a Masters Degree in Networking and Telematics. He has also been featured on Linux.com as a "Linux Foundation Certified Engineer" and is certified as an Open Group Master IT Specialist.

Domitian Tamas-Selicean , PhD, is a senior software engineer and agile facilitator in the Akamai Media Client team.

Elmar Witte is Senior Product Marketing Manager Security for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). As Data Security Specialist, he is also in charge of compliance (laws, regulations, certifications). After finishing his studies in technical translations and documentation he gathered over 20 years of experience within the different marketing and business development functions found in the IT industry. He joined Akamai in July 2017 after a 15-year-long career at Microsoft, where he acted in various product marketing, industry marketing, as well as business development roles.

Eran Gal joined Akamai as part of Cotendo acquisition in 2012 where he brought his expertise of large scale distributed systems development and buildout from his role of managing Cotendo Edge infrastructure network. Eran currently serves as an Engineering Director in Akamai Edge technology group, where is leading SDN technology adoption and integration into Akamai Edge and evaluating other various network technologies to enhance Akamai to scale even further.
Eric Graham is a Senior Director, Product Management at Akamai. Eric's been at Akamai for more than 12 years working with online brands to shape and deliver the web performance and security product roadmap.
Eric Schreiner brings over 18 years experience designing and implementing business solutions with the last 10 years focused on enterprise SaaS applications. His expertise blends system design and integration experience with his ability to align technology delivery to business processes, workflows and results. Eric is one of the security product managers responsible for the Akamai Identity Cloud. Prior to Akamai, he worked with industry leaders in the aerospace, engineering and manufacturing industries to apply SaaS solutions to their hazardous chemical data and inventory management practices. Eric has B.A in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.

Erik Nygren is an Akamai Fellow and Chief Architect in Akamai's Platform Infrastructure Engineering organization and has been with Akamai since June of 1999. Among other responsibilities, Erik is leading the platform architecture for Akamai's IPv6 initiative. He is a long-time member and current chair of Akamai's Architecture Group and has had deep involvement in many engineering and operations areas across Akamai for over 17 years. Erik received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he came to Akamai part way through his PhD program at MIT, working in the Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group. Previously, Erik was a co-founder of Fourth Planet, a data visualization company, and worked in the Intelligent Mechanisms group at NASA Ames Research Center.
Eugene Zhang is Director of Enterprise Architect at Akamai. He focuses on end-to-end media/application performance optimization and web security, working with largest customers and their strategic initiatives. He has over 15 years of experience spread across the fields of networking, enterprise application, and telecommunication. Prior to Akamai Eugene has held various architecture and development positions at Apple, Oracle, and Silicon Graphics. He has authored numerous patents in the field of digital media and application security.
Frank Paolino is senior director, service delivery for Media with responsibility for Akamai's Adaptive Media Player.

Gal Meiri is a senior security researcher with vast research experience in the fields of client-side threats and browser capabilities. Gal leads Akamai's Page Integrity Manager Threat Research team. As a researcher, Gal investigates various client-side threats, among web skimmers and Magecart attacks. In the past, Gal specialized in client-side user and device fingerprinting and bot detection.

Gennadiy Belenkiy is a Principal Technical Program Manager at Akamai Technologies. He is helping customers understand how we protect the platform and customer data. He has been working in the network and security area from the past 20+ years.
Gerhard Giese is Industry Strategist at Akamai Technologies. He started at Akamai in 2010 and is now manager in the Financial Sector, responsible for customer advisory, information sharing and consulting. With more than 20 years of experience in the security field, Gerd has accumulated in-depth expertise in network security as well as distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation and data theft prevention. He continues to interact directly with clients as a trusted security advisor, to identify the most pressing challenges for online businesses. In addition, he regularly delivers talks at industry conferences and works as an independent consultant for federal state authorities such as The German Ministry of IT Defense. Prior to Akamai, Gerd was a senior network engineer at McAfee. Gerd holds CISSP and CCSP certifications and is a certified ethical hacker.
Gourishankar Gudla is Vice President - Cloud Network Strategy and Platform delivery, APJ and EMEA. In his current role, as a VP of Platform Delivery, he is responsible for the cloud network strategy, performance of various cloud products, including cloud security solutions, and scale&reliability of Akamai's Intelligent Platform. that delivers 20-30% of web content globally and witnessing a rapid growth in the market with the advent of Internet technologies like OTT, public cloud adoption, e-Commerce, Social media, IoT and blockchain.
Greg Burns is a director of security product management at Akamai. He has ten years of Internet security experience - and a total thirty years of related experience in technical fields. He has focused on bringing technical solutions to market through product management and business management roles, and is based in Akamai's Fort Lauderdale, FL office. Greg is focused on driving Akamai's go-to-market initiatives for Akamai's leading cloud-based DDoS services.
Greg brings more than 15 years' experience marketing SaaS solutions in the enterprise IT, publishing and education arenas to Akamai as our Product Marketing Manager. Greg drives much of Akamai's content and works across groups to ensure cohesive and articulate presentation of how our products and services align with the needs of our clients and the larger market. An analytics geek, Greg also steers Akamai's internal SEO and conversion initiatives, as well as new product launches.
Harish Menon leads the efforts to define strategy and provides executive leadership to Global Broadcast Operations and Customer Event teams at Akamai. In his role; he is responsible for flawless execution and management of content delivery across Akamai's top customers. Both for their Over the Top streaming platforms and large scale events spanning verticals and geographies (Including Global & Regional Sports, Game Launches, Content Releases, eCommerce events and other online reflections of a significant real world event). He has been with Akamai for over 11 years now and in multiple roles across the globes, has conceptualized, built and grown cross geography teams and functions. His experience spans Broadcast Operations, Pre-Sales Management, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Business Development.
Hen Tzaban is a Senior Security Data Scientist at Akamai. She focuses her research on User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) using Akamai's large-scale traffic data. Her research involves the design and development of ML with Security analytics techniques to detect anomalous user and device behavior on corporate networks.
Isha Gupta is a Senior Solutions Architect, in the Performance Specialist Team, specialize in web performance. Been part of akamai for over 4 years.

James Chan is a Director of Engineering in the Enterprise Business Unit working on Akamai's Zero Trust security initiatives. He has over 13 years of experience in the telecom and networking industry working at Motorola/Arris and is now helping lead the charge in the Enterprise security space. James followed the industry to the cloud and joined Akamai in 2014 first working on cloud networking acceleration solutions and is now building products to help our customers secure their enterprises in the cloud.

Jano van Deventer Jano van Deventer is a Senior Enterprise Solutions Engineer at Akamai who loves assisting customers on their journey to the cloud as they digitally transform their businesses. With over 18 years of experience working across different verticals he has designed an endless number of solutions for customers solving complex network, security and application challenges while working at vendors such as Huawei, Radware and F5 Networks.
Javier Garza is a developer advocate at Akamai Technologies where he helps the largest companies on the internet run fast and secure apps by leveraging web performance, security, and DevOps best practices. Javier has written many articles on HTTP/2 and web performance, and is the co-author of the O'Reilly Book, Learning HTTP/2. In 2018, Javier spoke at more than 20 developer-related events around the world, including well-known conferences like Velocity, AWS Re:Invent, and PerfMatters. His life's motto is: share what you learn, and learn what you don't. In his free time he enjoys challenging workouts and volunteering for nonprofits that support children and education.
Jim Black is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Akamai's Enterprise Security business unit. He has spent his entire career in technology in telecoms, mobile and security and has held roles in manufacturing, customer support, business development, product management, PR and marketing.

Jim Gilbert is a director of product management at Akamai. He has over ten years of DNS service and technology experience and more than twenty years of related experience working on various Internet fields such as email infrastructure for ISPs. Jim focuses on authoritative and recursive edge DNS services for the carrier and enterprise markets.

John Arledge defines and executes strategy to increase adoption of Akamai's DNS technology enabling security and value-added applications among mobile and fixed line communications service providers (CSPs) globally. He has deep industry expertise in software and services for telco, cable, satellite, enterprise, security, consumer electronics, professional sports, and automotive. Mr. Arledge has held several senior executive positions with internet brands including Danger, TiVo, OpenTV and others, and also was a founder of two startups.
John Neystadt joined Akamai's Enterprise Business Unit in 2017 as Principal Product Architect. He has 20 years of experience in security space from Microsoft and ARM. John specializes in enterprise software security, security strategy, malware protection, web security, threat intelligence, cyber response and application security. John holds over 70 patents in various software related areas.
Josh Johnson is an Enterprise Architect at Akamai Technologies where he consults with enterprise customers, enabling development teams to design web applications for performance, security, and reliability. As a DevOps advocate, Josh helps organizations improve quality and efficiency through automation. His experience ranges from small startups to large multi-national corporations. Outside of work, he has mentored competitive and educational robotics teams with students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Julio Chaves is a video game enthusiast, but during business hours he is a product marketer who has spent the last 3+ years infusing creativity across products' messaging, corporate events, and communications. As the product marketer for Services and Support, Julio is focused on developing go-to-market help-strategies that keep Security Services' relevance in everyone's mind.
Kara DiGiacomo is the Executive Director of the Akamai Foundation and oversees the Akamai Foundation community investments, Disaster Relief Response, Danny Lewin Community Care Days volunteer program and signature community partnerships worldwide. Kara brings over 18 years' experience specializing in citizenship strategy design, high-impact foundation and community grant-making, employee engagement, cross-sector partnerships and development of STEM education programming at the global, national and local level.
Lauren Fisher is a strategy and operations program manager supporting Akamai's Media and Carrier business.
Lior Lahav is a Senior Software Engineer, and a member of the Enterprise Threat Protector team, responsible for threat intelligent and reconnaissance based on DNS behavior. He has over 15 years of experience in cyber-security. Prior to working for Akamai, Lior worked at Imperva, a leading web application and data security company, where he led the development of several large-scale projects in the Cyber Security field.

Dr. Liz Borowsky is Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering at Akamai Technologies, responsible for the core software and services of Akamai's Intelligent Edge Platform that supports the full suite of Akamai products and services worldwide. She is responsible for driving innovation targeted toward product offerings and customer segments, as well as innovation that increases the efficiency, performance, agility and security of the Akamai Platform itself.

Maik Maurer is a product manager here at Akamai, where he's responsible for our Bot Manager products. He has over 15 years of experience working on innovative product developments in multiple industries. Many years of his professional career he spent in highly agile startup environments.

Marc Fiuczynski works as a Principal Architect at Akamai's Media & Carrier division. His efforts pertain to bringing Akamai's licensable products to network operator customers in an Edge/G5/NFV/Cloud-native compatible manner. Prior to Akamai, Marc co-founded CoBlitz LLC, an orchestrated container platform and CDN spin out from Princeton University that licensed caching technology to network operators; in 2010 CoBlitz was acquired by Verivue Inc and Akamai acquired Verivue in 2012. Marc received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.

Maria Ramirez is an Enterprise Solution Engineer with16 years of experience as pre-sales engineer for networking and security solutions. She has a passion for cybersecurity and specializes in anti-malware solutions. Before starting at Akamai in May 2018 she worked with other prestigious security vendors in both Spain and Portugal in solution engineering roles.

Mark Carrizosa is a Director for Security & Compliance, Enterprise. As an Information Security Professional with 20 yrs of experience developing and implementing security initiatives for the largest Fortune 500 Enterprises, Mark currently manages Security & Compliance for the Akamai Enterprise Business Unit, focusing on Security Architecture, Threat Assessment, Security Operations and Regulatory Compliance in the safe and secure delivery of Enterprise Products and Services.
Mark Greve is an engineering manager at Akamai. He's part of the Media Client team which is developing SDKs running on end-user devices and leveraging efficient ways of delivering data such as multicast and P2P.

Mayur Upadhyaya is a creative and customer-centric technologist.At Akamai, Mayur is mandated with driving the EMEA Identity Cloud business. Mayur starting his career as a full-stack developer at a 'new media' agency and was later to become Chief Architect, in 2008 he spun out his engineering team into what became an award winning digital agency. Mayur has advised clients such as Channel4, BBC, Guardian, United Nations and Nigella Lawson on technology, security and marketing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology, and a host of award-winning work, having gained a Webby nomination, IVCA, BIMA, Revolution, Peabody and BAFTA.

Megan Freshley is passionate about making complex technologies easy to understand and execute. She has over 13 years of experience in tech and has spent the past 5 years working directly with Identity Cloud customers, helping them build effective solutions that custom fit their business needs. She is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer working on the Identity Cloud Product team.
Michael Archer is Chief Strategist IoT and part of the Akamai Labs team. Michael brings more than 25 years of industry expertise to his role. He defines the product strategies enabling customer's digital transformations, driven by the widescale deployment of IoT devices fulfilling the potential of the fourth wave. Prior to Akamai, Michael held senior technical and business roles in start-ups and large companies including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, MobiTV and Avvasi. He has contributed to multiple standards organizations including 3GPP, ETSI, ITU and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Michael Schmidt is a 15 year Akamai veteran with over 25 years of experience in technology. Michael currently works as a Cloud Security Architect, helping customers integrate Akamai security and identity products into their applications. Outside of work Michael enjoys game nights with the family and playing drums in his cover band.

Michael Strobl is a Solutions Engineer within the Enterprise division at Akamai. For over the last 18 years he has been working in the ISP Enterprise space with customers, large and small, across all verticals helping to configure, analyze and solve security and performance challenges they are facing.
Mick Higgins is the Senior Director of Product Management on the Akamai Carrier team, helping to align the product organization around our go-to-market strategy and growth opportunities in mobile, IoT and 5G SASE. With broad experience at Asavie, Tata Communications, Alcatel, and Nortel Networks, he is an expert in network, mobile, and IoT sectors.
Mike Bishop is a Principal Architect on Akamai's Foundry team, which focuses on emerging technologies and trends. He has been working somewhere on the network stack for over 15 years. Before coming to Akamai, he was a Program Manager at Microsoft, working on everything from Wi-Fi and Mobile Broadband to the HTTP client and server implementations. Mike entered the world of web standards by working on the HTTP/2 RFC, and continues his standards work as editor of the HTTP/3 specification.
Mike Elissen is an Akamai veteran with 10+ years of experience consulting the largest companies in the world on their digital strategy and solutions architecting. Solving challenges in areas like Cybersecurity, Web Performance, Media Streaming and Content Delivery are what keeps him busy. He aims to Akamaize as many digital applications by automating the process and share his knowledge.
Mohammed Aboul-Magd is a Senior Director of Product responsible for Akamai's Edge Compute product line. Previously, Mohammed held product roles at Shopify and IBM.

Nadeem Mian joined Akamai Technologies in 2016, as a senior product marketing manager focusing specifically on the EMEA region. Nadeem is passionate about web performance, and has been focusing specifically on Akamai's Digital Performance Management (DPM) solutions (mPulse & CloudTest). Nadeem enjoys showcasing ways DPM can help customers (in various verticals), to flourish in achieving their business metrics.
Nancy Carvajal works on the Akamai Global Services and Support team as a Senior Product Marketing Specialist. Nancy has over 8 years of experience in product marketing and project management,. In his day to day role, Nancy works with different departments inside Akamai supporting products and services. Nancy also collaborate as a volunteer on the STEM Team in Costa Rica.
Neha Jain is an experienced leader heading the India Operations and the Wizards program. She is the Co-Chair of Akamai Technologies CSR Trust. With over 2 decades of Industry experience, she is skilled in Business Operations, Strategy, Program Management, Innovation, Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Account Management.
Nicholas Hawkins is Senior Director of Enterprise Product Management for Akamai's Asia-Pacific and Japan region. In this role, he is responsible for Akamai's Enterprise solution portfolio which covers both access and security requirements. These solutions help boost productivity and improve security by accelerating deployment of access and security technologies from the Akamai platform whilst reducing the attacks surfaces for an organisation.

Nick Bustin leads Akamai's product strategy for carrier threat intelligence, working with a team of data scientists, threat analysts and data engineers to achieve threat detection at scale. The team's work protects hundreds of millions of internet users around the world from security threats such as malware and phishing.

Paul Calvano has been helping enterprises improve the performance of their web applications for more than 15 years. As a principal web performance architect at Akamai, he helps customers optimize their website and mobile performance by utilizing the Akamai platform efficiently, following industry best practices, and designing solutions to help overcome technical obstacles.
Paul Jackson is a Senior Manager in Industry Marketing at Akamai Technologies. After a 20-year career as an industry analyst, Paul joined Akamai in early 2018. He works in the media industry team, looking at the trends, opportunities, and threats facing the industry and Akamai. With his focus on the core media verticals of video, gaming, gambling, and publishing, Paul helps the business understand these industries and helps industry players understand Akamai's role and how it solves pressing issues like traffic management, performance, monetization, and security. Paul's work includes data analysis, GTM strategies, developing industry models and market-sizing forecasts, creating content and thought leadership for marketing, representing Akamai's industry view at conferences and working with industry analysts to identify opportunities and size future markets.

Pavel Despot has more than 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing highly available networks and applications for carriers and enterprises. Pavel holds two US patents in mobile network location technologies, and has served on standards committees for the CDMA Developer's Group (CDG), Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). At Akamai, Pavel works with customer product teams to improve the performance and security of their XaaS offerings. His work focuses on app modernization and site reliability engineering, and he is a frequent contributor to Akamai blogs and events.

Peter Chave has 22 years of industry experience, having held a number of positions at Akamai, Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Barco including: principal architect, product manager, system engineer and software developer. His background is in internet video delivery, MPEG encoding, encryption, modulation, multiplexing and ad insertion systems. Peter has worked actively with SMPTE, DVB, SCTE and CableLabs working groups, he has written articles for Broadcast Engineering and other industry publications.
Philip Tellis is a geek who likes to make the computer do his work for him. He is the Principal RUM Distiller at Akamai and the author of the boomerang JavaScript library for measuring the Real User performance of websites. He can be found on Twitter as @bluesmoon.

Prasad Nadig is a Senior Architect with Akamai Engineering helping conceptualize, design and build high volume, low latency data analytics products and solutions for Media and Security space. He takes pride in driving projects and building software that run on and collect data from hundreds of thousands of servers and coalesce them into organized data bins for insight gathering there by enabling Business Reporting, Operational Monitoring and Data Analytics at "big-data" scale. His contributions have helped watch, monitor and mitigate the worst of the e-security attacks, and ensure uptimes for the best of the video streaming events/subscriptions (OTT).

Dr. Robert Blumofe is Executive Vice President of the Akamai Platform organization and General Manager of the Enterprise Division. As General Manager, he is responsible for the creation and sale of products and services for major enterprises to secure and improve performance for their users and applications as they move to the cloud.
Roger Barranco has extensive experience running multiple technical and operational departments globally servicing tier-one customers in mission-critical environments and currently holds the role of Senior Director of Security Operations at Akamai Technologies. In his current role, Roger is responsible for Akamai's global Managed Security services where alert management and precision cyber-attack mitigation at all layers is this globally distributed team's primary function.
Roopesh Balakrishna is a Senior Manager for Marketing for Akamai in India. In this role, he is responsible for driving the marketing strategies for Akamai in India, to build brand awareness, create demand for Akamai solution and partner with various functional teams to enable go-to-market (GTM) activities better and more efficiently.
Renny Shen is a senior product marketing manager here at Akamai, where he's responsible for our Cloud Security Solutions . He has over 15 years of experience in creating and marketing technology solutions for the enterprise market, including seven years at F5 Networks and a number of early-stage startups prior.
Rich Salz is a Senior Architect in the Web Performance business unit. He has been involved in the definition and implementation of Internet and security standards for more than 20 years, currently with the IETF and the OpenSSL toolkit. At Akamai he works on making systems and customers more secure by default, and led the effort to fund OpenSSL's development of TLS 1.3. He can also be found on Twitter as @richsalz .
Ritesh Kalyanshetty is a Technical Solutions Specialist in Media focused on architecting and evangelizing efficient OTT workflows, and has been with Akamai for about 8 years. He has held multiple positions at Akamai starting from Enterprise and Media Solutions Architect, Pre-sales engineer with Inside Sales in the Media and Enterprise division enabling the very competitive and challenging SMB space to adopt CDN as a key component of their workflows and APJ pre-sales working across commerce, publishing and broadcasting verticals.
Ryan Barnett is a Principal Security Researcher working on the Akamai Threat ResearchTeam supporting Kona security solutions. In addition to his primary work at Akamai, he is also a WASC Board Member and OWASP Project Leader for: Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) and Distributed Web Honeypots. Mr. Barnett is a frequent speaker at security industry conferences such as Blackhat and has authored two web security books: Preventing Web Attacks with Apache (Pearson) and The Web Application Defender's Cookbook: Battling Hackers and Defending Users (Wiley).
Sam Preston is a Technical Project Manager at Akamai. As a member of the Professional Services team, he works directly with Akamai's clients to deliver optimal solutions on a daily basis.
Sandeep Singh is a Product Marketing Manager for Media & Entertainment, APJ at Akamai. Sandeep has over 9 years of experience in the Internet, Mobile & Cloud Technologies domains specifically within OTT & Streaming, Digital Publishing, Ad Tech, Media & Entertainment industries which has helped him build a strong understanding of customer and market requirements within the space.
Sanjay Sadarangani, CISSP is a product manager for Akamai's Enterprise Access Suite. The Enterprise Access products enable organizations to deliver secure remote access to employees and partners using a cutting edge Zero Trust architecture over the intelligent Akamai Edge Platform.
Sean Calhoon brings three decades of engineering and product management expertise to his role at Akamai. Sean has held leadership roles with companies like Intel and Digimarc, where he was most recently Vice President of Product Management. At Akamai, Sean is responsible for working with our internal engineering and system architecture teams and external technology partners to drive our identity platform to meet the ever-expanding scale, function and availability requirements of our global enterprise clients.
Shaun Tamblin is a Senior Solutions Engineer within the Enterprise division at Akamai. For over a decade he has been working with customers, large and small, across all verticals helping to analyze and solve security, performance, and testing challenges they are facing.
Siddharth (Sid) Deshpande is Director of Security Strategy for Akamai's Asia-Pacific and Japan region. In this role, he is responsible for product and go to market strategy for Akamai's security product and services portfolio. His focus is to help customers take a strategic view of their security programs and articulating key security design principles to position customers for long term success in their security strategy. Prior to Akamai, Sid worked at Gartner for 9 years as Senior Director, Analyst - Security and Risk Management. In this global role he acted as a trusted advisor to the world's leading organizations around their security and risk management challenges with a focus on cloud security and managed security services.
Sidharth Pisharoti is Regional Vice President, Media, APJ, at Akamai Technologies. He is responsible for leading sales and driving growth for Akamai's Media division across India, and for the design and execution of Akamai's Media Delivery go-to-market strategy in the region.Sidharth has been with Akamai for more than 10 years, and has played an integral role in building the India business over the last four years as the Director of India Sales.
Simon Hearne is a web performance architect at Akamai, he has spent the past decade helping clients to understand and optimize the performance of their websites and applications. Simon often speaks about web performance topics at conferences, chairs the DeltaV web performance conference and is a director of the London Web Performance meetup group. He can be found on twitter at @SimonHearne.
Stefan Roeser is a Senior Marketing Manager on Akamai's Marketing team, responsible for developing and executing integrated, multi-channel marketing programs promoting Akamai's security solutions to OTT/Broadcasting customers. Prior to Akamai, Stefan was responsible for demand generation at Pegasystems, WealthEngine, and Harris Corporation. He began his career on the agency side driving customer acquisition and revenue growth for B2B companies like Candle, Lotus Development, and Progress Software.
Stephen Ludin is a Chief Architect for Akamai's Web Experience group. He currently heads the company's Foundry team - a small group dedicated to innovating on the edge of technology. He joined Akamai in 2002 and works out of Akamai's San Francisco office. His primary focus has been on projects related to the core proxy technology that is responsible for routing, accelerating, and securing Akamai's traffic.
Stephen Stierer is a Pre-sales leader with 15+ years of experience and a passion for Web Performance.
Steve Winterfeld is Akamai's Advisory CISO. Before joining Akamai, he served as CISO for Nordstrom bank and Director of Incident Response and Threat Intelligence at Charles Schwab. Steve focuses on ensuring our partners are successful in defending their customers and determining where we should be focusing our capabilities. Steve has published a book on Cyber Warfare and holds CISSP, ITIL and PMP certifications.
Susan McReynolds is passionate about all things InfoSec, Susan has spent the last 6+ years infusing creativity across brand messaging, corporate events and security marketing programs. As the product marketing manager for Prolexic, Susan is focused on developing go-to-market messaging and positioning to help make DDoS prevention fun again.
Sven Dummer leads product marketing, helping companies to build better online experiences for their customers through cloud-based Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM). Previously, Sven worked with Silicon Valley startups as well as Fortune500 companies, including Yahoo, Wind River (acquired by Intel), SUSE and Microsoft in product development, product marketing and management roles. At Intel, Sven also helped launch (and named) the collaborative Yocto Project, an open-source initiative that enables users to create custom Linux-based systems for IoT devices regardless of the hardware architecture. Sven is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Terra Samuels leads the global partner enablement team with a mission to provide training, mentoring, tools, and resources to increase partner engagement and effectiveness, plus enhance partner recruitment.
Tim Knudsen is VP Product for Enterprise Products at Akamai. He leads the Akamai product and program management teams responsible for enterprise application access and security products. Tim has held various leadership positions in both start-ups and large enterprises companies delivering Cloud Networking, Application Acceleration, and Customer Experience Management solutions. He originally came to Akamai as part of the 2007 Netli acquisition, the pioneer in Web application acceleration. Prior to Akamai, Tim was the VP of Product Management for IBM's Tealeaf Technology, the recognized leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions.

Tim Vereecke is a Web Performance Architect @Akamai. He loves speeding up websites to positively impact conversion, ad revenue and SEO.
Timothy Brandis is a Senior Solution Architect, Tim works with Akamai clients to distill the real requirements for specific projects - moving beyond the initial ask to what is really needed to deliver business value. Tim consults with clients to formulate and execute action plans that meet business goals and support specific regulatory compliance needs. He delights in that moment in a difficult project where everyone gets alignment, all teams accelerate their delivery, and his clients start to see the benefits of all the hard work everyone has been contributing manifested in the real world.
Tom Emmons is a data enthusiast who leads a team focused on machine learning and automation. His areas of security expertise are in DDoS and Application Security.
Tommy Cormier is an Akamai Sr. Enterprise Sales Engineer supporting Akamai's advanced enterprise solutions enabling secure remote application access and protecting corporate assets from sophisticated threats in a constant fluid threat landscape. He has a background in the identity and access management (IAM) industry and a host of experiences working with customers on their digital transformation strategy using application delivery network architectures to include data centers, dedicated, virtual and cloud services to achieve optimal business and technical efficiencies production. He also served in the US Air Force as a Communications and Computer Systems Officer delivering secure and non-secure communication architectural solutions and integrating various technologies across other branches of services.
Tony Lauro is Director of Technology & Security Strategy for Akamai Technologies. Tony has worked with Akamai's top global clients to provide cyber security guidance, architectural analysis, web application and network security expertise. With over 20 years of Information Security operations experience Tony has worked and consulted in many verticals including finance, automotive, medical/healthcare, enterprise, and mobile applications.
Tsvika Klein is a Product Line Director for Web Security at Akamai. In this role, he manages Akamai's Cloud Security Intelligence platform products. Tsvika is an application and data security veteran with over 15 years of experience in the web application security industry in multiple functional roles from product management to sales and engineering. Tsvika is a regular speaker in industry conferences and technical panels, such as RSA, AppSec and Infosec, where he has presented on a range of application security topics. Tsvika also co-authored several academic publications in well-known journals, such as Computing Science and Statistics and Genetic Epidemiology.
Victor Wong is a Principal SDET in Media Engineering at Akamai where he serves as a trusted advisor to encoding vendors. Creating a unique conduit by acting as the liaison between Akamai Media Live Platform and Vendors. His responsibilities involve customer/vendor engagements along with MSL feature enhancement collaboration.
Will Law is a Chief Architect within the Media Engineering group at Akamai. He has been involved with streaming media on the web for the last decade with a strong focus on client-side development and wrote many of the early connection frameworks that still drive much of the traffic flowing over Akamai today, including HDCore, OVP and OSMF. He has a current focus on MPEG DASH and HTTP delivery, mobile media, connected devices and security. Law is also a founding board member of DASH Industry Forum.
Will Smithee is a Senior Web Performance Architect at Akamai Technologies, specializing in assisting customers achieve optimal site performance and end user experience. For over 25 years he has been helping improve site performance for numerous organizations. Prior to Akamai Will has directed teams of performance engineers in multiple continents to deliver large scale performance tests and has been a pioneer in the real user monitoring space.
Ziv Eli is an experienced security researcher with an extensive background in software engineering, specializing in the research and detection of web-based threats and malware.Following his role as CTO of ChameleonX (acquired by Akamai), Ziv is a Manager of Engineering in Web Security, leading the efforts of Akamai's in-browser threat detection and mitigation.