Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1), a global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services announced that it has appointed industry veteran Jay Adelson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Adelson will also be Chair of a newly formed Innovation Committee which will include Company Founder Bevan Slattery, various members of the Executive Team, and external advisors, as required, to drive Megaport’s product and technology roadmap.
“Megaport’s SDN platform is powering a truly neutral approach to implementing a global cloud and interconnection strategy,” said Jay Adelson. “With speed, efficiency, and reliability, Megaport makes it possible to establish an international data footprint in seconds. I am honored to join the board and support the Megaport team in realizing their vision.”
Mr. Adelson brings a wealth of industry expertise and experience to the Board with over 25 years of experience in technology and internet businesses globally. He co-founded Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) in 1998, and was responsible for the original and sustaining business model that grew it into one of the largest data centre companies in the world.
Mr. Adelson also was instrumental in the establishment and operation of the original Palo Alto Internet Exchange for Digital Equipment Corporation in 1996. In 2005, Adelson founded the first internet television network, Revision3, which was acquired by Discovery Communications in 2012. As CEO of Digg, Mr. Adelson launched and grew the internet media company to tens of millions of users, and billions of impressions, a month. Mr. Adelson served as CEO and sold SimpleGeo to Urban Airship in 2011. He then founded Opsmatic in 2013 which was sold to New Relic in 2015. In 2014, Mr. Adelson founded Center Electric, a venture firm focused on Internet infrastructure where he serves as General Partner.