John Summers

John Summers

Company: Akamai

Job Title: VP & Chief Technology Officer

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.

John Summers Seminars

  • Cloud Security: Adopt Zero Trust by Putting Asset-Level Safeguards in Place Wed 17th Oct 01:00 - 01:30

    Cloud Security: Adopt Zero Trust by Putting Asset-Level Safeguards in Place

    Information systems security is intended to protect assets that matter – infrastructure, data, applications, and users. But network perimeters are permeable, and assets are increasingly distributed in the cloud. Today's challenge is to implement security policies and controls that are effective, consistent, and portable to wherever the assets are. John Summers will discuss how to take security to the next level with zero trust approaches that raise visibility, protect key assets, simplify network and infrastructure management, and enable fast-paced digital business.


    John Summers

    John Summers

    Time / Place

    Wed 17th Oct 01:00 to 01:30

    The Keynote