Michael Weider is a VP of Products at Akamai. Prior to Akamai, Michael was the CEO and co-founder of Blaze.io, a Web performance optimization service. Blaze was acquired by Akamai in 2012. Before Blaze, Michael was the Founder of Watchfire, the largest provider of application security testing software. Watchfire was acquired by IBM in 2007. From 2007 to 2010, Michael worked for IBM Rational managing the Application Security and Cloud Computing product lines. Michael holds a B.S. in engineering from Queens University.