John Summers
John Summers
VP & Chief Technology Officer
Akamai
John oversees the security and technology strategy for Akamai’s web security and web performance solutions.  He is a frequent speaker on the topics of Internet threats, enterprise security and the digital transformation of enterprise infrastructures to become more secure and resilient in the cloud-first, SaaS-first, mobile-first world we live in today. Prior to his current role, John led the development of Akamai’s Enterprise Security and Web Security products which consist of cloud-based threat protection, identity and access management, web application security and DDoS defense services that leverage Akamai’s unique distributed computing platform to provide a global layer of security that scales on demand. John is a patent holder on Akamai’s distributed web application firewall technology. John joined Akamai to manage the Web Acceleration products from 2007 until 2011, during which time that business grew 30 fold. Prior to Akamai, John led Managed Security Services businesses at Unisys and at Genuity. John 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.