Mike Afergan is the Chief Technology Officer at Akamai. Dr Afergan joined the company in 1999 and since then has held key leadership roles including running engineering and product organizations as well as building Akamai’s advertising business and organization. Dr. Afergan also has a distinguished academic research career. At MIT’s Laboratory for Computer Science and at Harvard, his areas of research focused on networking and distributed systems. This includes the impact of economic incentives on networked systems, reliable networking and content distribution protocols, and wireless protocols and architectures. He holds an AB from Harvard College, a SM from Harvard University, and a PhD from MIT.