Justin Dustzadeh Appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Equinix

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.


Justin Dustzadeh Appointed as Chief Technology Officer of Equinix

September 27, 2019

EquinixCalifornia headquartered Nasdaq listed internet connectivity and data center service provide Equinix, Inc. recently revealed in a statement that the firm now has a new Chief Technology Officer. According to the update from the firm, the firm has secured Justin Dustzadeh a veteran in network infrastructure and technology operations to serve as its new Chief Technology Officer and his appointment at the firm is effective immediately. Justin is a veteran with 27 years of experience handling technology and network architecture for industry-leading firm from a wide range of sector such as telecommunication, financial services and transportation network operator. In his new role as Chief Technology Officer, Justin is expected to contribute to the company’s ongoing leadership in cloud ecosystem and is also responsible for developing a roadmap to support the company’s broader platform strategy.

Aside from these two responsibilities he is also in-charge of leading the firm’s next generation technology and innovation function. Before taking up his new role with California based tech giant, he served as Head of Global Network and Software Platform at Uber for more than two years and was in charge of the architecture design, engineering and 24*7 operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure (for self driving and standard cars). He was also responsible for handling the firm’s software based infrastructure automation capabilities which help ensure smooth and peak performance of the transport network’s IT infrastructure at all times. Prior to Uber, he served as VP and Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services at Visa and CTO/VP of Technology Strategy at Huawei. Some of the other notable firms in which he has served at during his long tenure include Ericsson, Divvio, AT&T Labs, SFR and Orange.

Commenting on Justin’s appointment at the firm, Charles Meyers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Equinix stated, “We are thrilled to have Justin join the Equinix leadership team. Justin’s depth of experience in developing technology strategy and transforming some of the world’s largest digital companies will be a powerful asset to Equinix as we drive the company forward, breaking new ground with our customers”. Speaking about his new role at the firm, Justin commented, “I am very honored to join this world-class team and look forward to helping Equinix leverage the power of technology to extend its market leadership. Having architected and implemented scaled technology platforms for some of the world’s most mission-critical digital environments, I have huge appreciation for how well Equinix is positioned in the new connected economy. Platform Equinix is an indispensable part of the Digital Transformation journey for many of the world’s leading companies, and I am excited to help build on the company’s long track record of success”.

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