Lior Netzer is the CTO and VP for IoT and Mobile at Akamai. He leads the Akamai group responsible for inventing, developing and commercializing new IoT products and technologies.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Netzer served as General Manager, Mobile Business Unit, Akamai, where he lead the development of mobile products for application developers and carriers. Previously, Lior was Vice President of Mobile Networks at Akamai, where he led the formulation of Akamai’s mobile CDN and edge strategy as it relates to cellular networks. He also served as the Interim Vice President/General Manager for the carrier product division and previously was the Director of the Network Revenue Group at Akamai.
Mr. Netzer has over 25 years of leadership experience in positions of increasing responsibility from R&D, support, product management, marketing, business development, strategy planning and general management. Mr. Netzer was Associate Vice President Corporate Strategy & Business Development at Comverse Network Systems, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the mobile application space. He has also held various senior operational positions in early stage companies such as JagagMobile and Voltaire Data Security Ltd., and advisory board positions with Telstra, Ericsson, Metacafe and Starhome Mach.
Mr. Netzer holds a MBA, graduating with honors, from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering, graduating with honors, from Tel Aviv University.
He is an acknowledged and frequent speaker at industry events such as: GigaOm structure, Mobile World Congress, CTIA, MIT CIO Forum and several global CDN summits.