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A Silicon Valley native, Nikesh currently leads commercialization for next generation products at Equinix, focusing on Enterprise transformation segments including security, data management, and cloud. He was previously in cloud & IT industry marketing for Equinix, helping grow the business by 50% in 2-years and overtaking the network vertical to become the largest revenue segment. Prior to Equinix, Nikesh led strategy, business development, and sales efforts for a number of innovators in the cloud and network infrastructure including Aryaka Networks (SDN/SDWAN), Front Porch Digital (storage management, acquired by Oracle), Digital Fountain (networking, acquired by Qualcomm), and StreamVision (CDN). As an investment banker, he served as an advisor on over $1B in technology and digital media sale and financing transactions. Nikesh is a grass-roots philanthropist, an advisor to several entrepreneurs, and a hands-on parent. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a BS from the University of Southern California’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship.