John Summers is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Akamai’s Web Security business, based at the company’s global headquarters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
John joined Akamai in 2007 to lead the Dynamic Site Accelerator product line, and then quickly turned his attention to security. He is a patent holder on Akamai’s distributed web application firewall technology and lead the teams that built Akamai’s Web Security and Enterprise Security products. He has also helped to drive multiple acquisitions and integrations, including Prolexic, which Akamai acquired in 2014. In 2018, he turned his attention to Identity, and then Akamai’s acquisition of Janrain and the subsequent launch of Akamai Identity Cloud in 2019.
Prior to joining Akamai, John led Managed Security Services businesses at Unisys and at Genuity. He holds degrees in physics and computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team and a three-time U.S. National Ice Dance Champion.