California 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”.