James Kretchmar

James Kretchmar

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer International, Akamai Technologies Inc.

James Kretchmar is Vice President and CTO for Akamai's EMEA and APJ regions and is responsible for technical strategy across the regions. Previously he served as Chair of Akamai's Architecture Board, responsible for review and oversight of technical designs for Akamai's globally distributed intelligent platform, as well as providing company-wide technical guidance. Mr. Kretchmar came to Akamai from MIT in 2004 and during his tenure has also served as Architect for Akamai's Mapping and Network Management systems.  He is a published author on Network Administration and speaks several European languages.