In a bit of professional news, I am excited to announce that I have accepted a role with Akamai to lead global cloud and developer communications — the core of Akamai’s new Compute business following its acquisition of Linode.
The combination of Akamai and Linode sits at the sweet spot of much of what I’ve done throughout my career. Marrying Linode’s experience in cloud computing with Akamai’s leadership in scale and security creates the world’s most distributed compute platform – from cloud to edge. As someone who has been around several industry inflection points, it feels like we are at the cusp of another.
I’m immensely proud of the work my team did at Linode. We built a communications function from the ground up, scaled it smartly and efficiently, and established a new category that the industry now embraces. We now have the opportunity to do it better, to do it bigger.
Stay tuned for more as I kickoff this next chapter.