Robert Blumofe is Executive Vice President of the Akamai Platform Division responsible for operating and evolving the distributed system underlying all Akamai products and enabling the success and innovation of customers, partners and network operators. Dr. Blumofe also leads the teams responsible for the global strategy and deployment of Akamai's network infrastructure, as well as Akamai’s internal IT department.
The Akamai Platform Division builds the infrastructure needed by Akamai's other product divisions; and helps to make the Internet work for the world's Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunications operators by building, operating and licensing CDN infrastructure to network operators, governments and for other special use cases.
Dr. Blumofe joined Akamai in 1999 to lead the company's first performance team. Serving as one of Akamai's chief architects, Dr. Blumofe was instrumental in the early design and development of the Akamai Intelligent Platform, which now handles hundreds of billions of Internet requests daily. He has led all of Networks and Operations since 2004.
Prior to Akamai, Dr. Blumofe was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He is widely published in the areas of algorithms and systems for highly distributed and parallel computing. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University.