Dane Walther is Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Media and Carrier Business Units at Akamai. Mr. Walther is responsible for leading the Media and Carrier Division’s core functions of engineering, product management, and marketing. In this role, he oversees the company’s strategy and product direction for supporting Akamai’s customers with their over-the-top (OTT) video, live events, streaming video optimization, software downloads, and gaming requirements.
In addition to partnering with carriers to optimize their video strategies, the Carrier Division builds solutions on top of DNS that enable carriers to create new enterprise security and Internet personalization products to offer to their customer base.
An Akamai veteran since 1999, Mr. Walther has worked across many areas of the company from IT to Operations to Engineering. His previous roles at Akamai include serving as Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering and Quality Assurance, helping form Akamai’s Carrier Products business as its first Vice President of Engineering, and spending several years running Akamai’s Custom Engineering business.
Mr. Walther has a Ph.D. from Brown University and did his postdoctoral studies at Harvard.