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Adam Karon

Adam Karon

Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Edge Technology Group

Adam Karon is Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Akamai’s Edge Technology Group. In this role, he oversees strategy and product direction for Akamai’s media delivery, web performance, and edge computing solutions as well as the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, to help businesses deliver immersive online experiences with performance, scale, reliability, and simplicity across diverse application architectures. As Akamai’s Chief Operating Officer, he oversees additional functions, including corporate development and the company’s product lifecycle process.

Karon is responsible for ensuring that Akamai remains the market leader for scale, performance, reliability, ease of use, and cost, and for generating additional growth through innovation of new products in areas like IoT, 5G, and edge computing. He brings more than 25 years of organizational management, business operations, and technical experience to helping customers address the rapidly changing online technology space.

Previously, Karon served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Akamai’s Media and Carrier division. In this role, he led the 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. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Akamai’s 2,000+ employee Global Services and Support organization. In that role, he led professional services, product services, customer experience, account management, customer support, and managed security services.

Karon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University, and he completed executive programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.