Akamai Appoints Dr. Robert Blumofe to Lead Enterprise & Carrier Division
Akamai veteran and Executive Vice President of Platform to oversee product development and global sales for Company’s enterprise and carrier solutions
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network services, today announced that Akamai executive Dr. Robert Blumofe has been appointed General Manager of the Company’s Enterprise & Carrier Division. Dr. Blumofe will also continue to serve as Executive Vice President of the Akamai Platform organization.
Akamai’s Enterprise & Carrier Division is responsible for the creation and sale of products and services to help carriers operate a high-performing and cost-efficient network, and for major enterprises to improve the performance, cost, security and efficiency of their networks and applications for the increasingly mobile employee.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very fortunate to have such a proven and experienced leader as Bobby Blumofe. Bobby joins Rick McConnell and Bill Wheaton as general managers of our three divisions. Their contributions will be invaluable as we work to grow our traditional businesses, innovate rapidly in new areas, and strive to capitalize on emerging opportunities.”
“There is enormous potential for Akamai to help make enterprise networks be fast, reliable and secure, just as we have for the Internet,” continued Leighton. “And, of course, our carrier partners and customers are vital to most every aspect of our business. Bobby’s experience and leadership will be instrumental as we build upon these important enterprise and carrier relationships.”
As Executive Vice President of the Akamai Platform Division, Dr. Blumofe is responsible for developing and operating the distributed system underlying all Akamai products and services. 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.
Dr. Blumofe joined Akamai in 1999. Serving as one of Akamai's chief architects, he was instrumental in the early design and development of the Akamai Intelligent Platform, which now handles trillions of Internet requests daily.
As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, inability to develop new products, lack of market acceptance of solutions that are developed and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.