Andy Ellis

CSO, Akamai Technologies

Andy Ellis is Akamai’s CSO, and his mission is “making the Internet suck less.” Governing security, compliance and safety for the planetary-scale cloud platform since 2000, he has also designed many of its security products. Ellis has also guided Akamai’s IT transformation from a flat password-based network to a distributed, zero-trust enterprise based on strong authentication. Ellis is a graduate of MIT, a former USAF Officer, part of the Berkman Klein Center, and a Lecturer in executive education at MIT an HKS. He is on Twitter as @csoandy, where he discusses security, wine, American football and hairstyling. Ellis has received the Spirit of Disneyland Award, the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence (as the Arlington Inn), the Air Force Commendation Medal and the CSO Compass Award.