- Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Akamai Technologies
- Professor of Applied Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Board Member at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, See All (3)
- Princeton University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998, and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist for 14 years before becoming Chief Executive.
Dr. Leighton is Akamai's technology visionary and leads the senior management team in setting the company's strategic direction, while engaging directly with customers and partners from around the globe. He is also a member of the Board of Directors.
As one of the world's preeminent authorities on algorithms for network applications, Dr. Leighton's work behind establishing Akamai was based on recognizing that a solution to freeing up Web congestion could be found in applied mathematics and algorithms. Akamai has demonstrated this through the creation of the world's largest distributed computing platform that dynamically routes content and applications across a network of over 100,000 servers. Dr. Leighton's technology achievements at Akamai earned him... See More
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Board Member2003 - Jan, 2005