Cambridge, MA |

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, announced today the agenda and participating speakers for its first-ever Customer Conference taking place August 18-20, 2008 at The Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street, Boston.



As the largest gathering ever of Akamai customers, the conference will feature speakers from over 45 companies addressing topics including:

  • The increasing demands for a dynamic, interactive consumer experience
  • How to package and monetize video assets
  • Improving video ad effectiveness
  • Adoption of Web 2.0 and Rich Internet Applications
  • Achieving PCI compliance
  • Improving performance of enterprise Web applications
  • Best practices for global SaaS delivery
  • Extending your online business in China
  • The challenges of managing, monitoring and measuring download performance

The event will feature both industry tracks and hands-on technical tracks; keynotes from Akamai President & CEO Paul Sagan, and Akamai Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Tom Leighton; pre-conference technical workshop sessions; a technology fair and partner pavilion; a live, on-site Network Operations Command Center; and an evening, luxury cruise around Boston.

Registered attendees include CEOs, CIOs, eCommerce executives, CTOs, heads of New Media, technical architects, and technology and business strategy executives from some of the world's largest online brands.

"This event is designed for Akamai customers to share best practices, exchange ideas, and debate those industry topics of most importance to their businesses and future growth," said Brad Rinklin, vice president of Global Marketing, Akamai. "It was imperative to develop an agenda in cooperation with industry leaders that is targeted for businesses that have been instrumental to revolutionizing today's global Internet. We're excited to not only host this event, but to continue to learn from our customers about the services and functionality they require for continued success."

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