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President and CEO
Paul Sagan is president and chief executive officer of Akamai, the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. A seasoned technology and media executive, Sagan brings over 25 years of management experience to Akamai.
Prior to joining Akamai in 1998, he served as president and editor of new media at Time Inc. Previously, he founded Road Runner, the world’s first broadband cable modem service, and Pathfinder, one of the early Web properties that pioneered Internet advertising.
Appointed by President Obama to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 2010, Sagan is a three-time Emmy Award winner for broadcast journalism and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2008. In 2009, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the technology category.
He is a director of Massachusetts-based EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) and iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT); a director of ProPublica; a trustee of Northwestern University; a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern; co-chairman of the Medill Board of Advisors; a member of the MIT Visiting Committee in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; a member of the Dean's Council at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; a member of the advisory board of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School; and an advisor to the MATCH Charter Public School in Boston.