Rodney ElderGlobal Principal, Americas at Equinix
Rodney M. Elder is a 22-year veteran of the computer communications industry. He has extensive background in advanced networking technologies, specifically global and metropolitan Ethernet. He is a MEF Forum Carrier Ethernet v2.0 certified professional. He brings experience starting and creating new emerging products and services, such as high-speed LAN Interconnect at MFS Datanet; award-winning, easy-to-use VoIP IP-PBX at Allied Telesys; and segment-defining BLEC solutions. He was Co-Founder of ARC. Rodney began his business career working for Royal Dutch Shell Oil in Houston at its world headquarters information technology center. During his military career in the United States Air Force as a Technical Controller, he was assigned to the 602 TACC at the 12th Air Force in Austin and graduated top of his NCOIC class as the John Levitow award winner for excellence in military knowledge and leadership skills.