Christian Kaufmann

Vice President Technology, Akamai Technologies

As Vice President Technology Christian Kaufmann leads the Technology department which is responsible for driving the technical evolution of the Akamai Edge platform, including a wide set of responsibilities like hardware engineering, datacenter architecture, network architecture and engineering, and software and systems development.

Christian has extensive experience in Corporate Governance, including hiring CEOs and handling M&A, he has served at various boards over the last 15 years. Currently he is the Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board and the President of FranceIX, the leading IX in France.

Before joining Akamai, Christian worked at several ISPs and Carriers like Telia Sonera, Easynet and Cable & Wireless, in various technical and managerial roles. 

Christian has a Master of Science in Advanced Networking from The Open University in the UK. He also holds various technical certifications, including both a CCIE & JCNIE.