Dr. Tom Leighton
As a professor of applied mathematics at MIT in 1995, Dr. Tom Leighton saw an opportunity to use algorithms to solve the problem of Web congestion. This led to the founding of Akamai Technologies in 1998, where Tom served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist until appointed CEO in 2013.
Under his leadership, Akamai has evolved from its origins as a Content Delivery Network into one of the most essential and trusted cloud delivery and cybersecurity platforms. Today, Akamai delivers and secures tens of millions of requests per second to billions of users worldwide.
Dr. Leighton holds more than 50 patents involving content delivery, Internet protocols, algorithms for networks, cryptography and digital rights management. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2017 for his inventions in content delivery.
Tom is one of nine CEOs who comprise the Technology CEO Council and was one of 18 CEOs invited to the White House in 2017 to launch the American Technology Council. He also supports numerous charitable organizations dedicated to improving STEM education and opportunities for K-12 students, including The Center for Excellence in Education, the Society for Science and the Public, The Mathematical Association of America, the Math Competition for Girls, and Girls Who Code.
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