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Cloud Expo Day 3 Keynote Speaker Profile: Willie Tejada - Akamai

Willie Tejada - Sr. Vice President Enterprise Cloud Division at Akamai Technologies

With Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) in full swing at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's continue introducing you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference...starting with today's keynote speaker (Nov 9) Willie Tejada.


TWITTER: @Akamai

COMPANY: Akamai Technologies

9TH CLOUD EXPO DAY 3 KEYNOTE TITLE: The Next Generation of Application Delivery – Making the Cloud Safe for Cloud Computing

SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/2044866

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Willie M. Tejada is Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Enterprise Cloud Division at Akamai. He leads the Akamai team responsible for enabling enterprises to leverage the Internet and public cloud computing services for their business applications.

With more than 15 years of marketing, product management, and business development experience, Tejada joined Akamai in March 2007 as part of the Netli acquisition. His service at Akamai includes having led the rapid growth of the Application and Site Acceleration Business Units targeted at optimizing the delivery of sites and applications over the Internet and the launch of Akamai's security and mobile products.

A seasoned executive, he has held various senior management positions in both start-up and large enterprise companies including Novell Inc., the pioneer in local area networking. At Novell he led marketing, product management, developer and strategic relations organizations.An accomplished communicator and presenter, he is an inventor listed on US Patent 6,078,924, and also the author of Facilitating Competitive Intelligence: The Next Step in Internet-Based Research published in CRC Press' "Best Practices Series" in Internet Management.

BLOG: http://www.akamai.com/html/misc/security_blog.html


"Cloud computing has gained momentum and is increasingly being embraced by enterprises of all sizes for application delivery. But the cloud itself is often its own worst enemy as performance, reliability, and the lack of enterprise level capabilities have led to obstacles in growth and adoption of this still promising infrastructure methodology. This is only exacerbated by an increasingly mobile and global world, one that is plagued with security concerns.

Akamai is helping solve the challenges you face in the cloud, and our Intelligent platform can help you leverage both public and hybrid cloud infrastructures without sacrificing security or control."

[From Cloud Expo session description]

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