Dr. Liz Borowsky is Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering at Akamai Technologies, responsible for the core software and services of Akamai's Intelligent Edge Platform that supports the full suite of Akamai products and services worldwide. She is responsible for driving innovation targeted toward product offerings and customer segments, as well as innovation that increases the efficiency, performance, agility and security of the Akamai Platform itself.
Previously, she served as Vice President of Mapping Engineering, where she was also responsible for the DNS and Load Balancing Control systems of the Akamai Platform. In her career at Akamai, she has been a member or leader in the Mapping Department, working on Akamai’s Sureroute Overlay routing technology, driving adoption of the EDNS0-ClientSubnet standard and leading Akamai’s transition to IPv6. Prior to joining Akamai in 2006, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston College, and as a researcher at HP Labs.
Dr. Borowsky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Williams College, and Master of Science and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has also participated in executive education courses at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and at Harvard Business School. She is published in the fields of Distributed Theory and Algorithms and Distributed Storage. In 2017, she was awarded the 2017 Dijkstra Prize or her foundational work in the field of Distributed Systems Theory.