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Zaid Kahn from Microsoft joins the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC) Board

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Over 35 digital infrastructure luminaries to speak at the 2nd IEIC Global NAP Summit in Henrico, Virginia Includes official DE-CIX Richmond ribbon cut

Henrico, Virginia, November 3, 2022 /PR Newswire/ — Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee (IEIC), an independent global commission promoting the diversity and resilience of the Internet through the formation of a new Global Internet Nexus Point, today announced: Zaid Khan Microsoft is on board as a board member.

The IEIC 2nd Annual Summit at henrico virginia upon November 8thth2022. Ph.D. Vint Surf“The Father of the Internet will deliver a keynote address, followed by five panel discussions, a fireside chat, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. DE-CIX Richmond Internet Exchange Platform, World’s Largest Data Center and Carrier Neutral Internet Exchange.

The event will feature more than 35 prominent digital infrastructure speakers from 6 continents representing all subsectors of digital infrastructure, including:Data Centers, Submarine Cables, Terrestrial Fiber, Internet Exchanges, CDNs, SDNs. The event will be attended by hundreds of industry executives including: Automotive, Finance, Academia, Banking, Healthcare, Hospitality.

“The IEIC is an independent global commission and we are pleased to attract like-minded people committed to keeping the Internet open and stable.” Vint SurfIEIC President. “I previously founded the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) with Zaid. Zaid is passionate about technology and the Internet, and we are delighted to welcome him to the IEIC Board of Directors. ”

“What I like about the IEIC Charter is its focus on strengthening infrastructure and leading a wider audience with the right group of experts now on the Board,” he said. I’m here. Zaid Kahn, General Manager of Cloud AI and Advanced Systems Engineering at Microsoft, said: “Past experience in Internet infrastructure development helps many aspects of the IEIC cause and what we are currently working on with advanced technology at Microsoft. I am interested in driving the digital economy forward so that I can.As someone who has served on the board of directors of DE-CIX, it is very special for me to participate in the upcoming IEIC Summit and to continue to support their platform. It is an honor to witness such tremendous global expansion.”

“Pioneers like Zaid have changed the stability and inner workings of the Internet. Vinay NagpalExecutive Director and Founding Member of IEIC and President of InterGlobix, LLC. “In general, we take for granted that the internet is working, but there is constant work going on behind the scenes to keep it working. We welcome him to the Board and look forward to working with him on the diversification of the Internet and the creation of interconnected hubs.” Henrico But for the whole Federation Virginia Learn about the economic impact and benefits of rapidly evolving digital infrastructure on local businesses. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to meet with Internet infrastructure luminaries from different parts of the world. “

of Comprehensive summit program Also includes the ribbon cutting ceremony of DE-CIX RichmondDE-CIX Richmond is the company’s 5th internet exchange North America Provides low-latency Layer 2 connectivity between richmond, new york, Dallas, phoenixWhen ChicagoBuilding the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnect ecosystem in North AmericaCustomers connecting to the DE-CIX North American Interconnect Ecosystem can also connect across the Atlantic to DE-CIX’s IX.

Additional information about the Summit can be found at: https://ieicco.com/summit-2-0/

About Zayed Khan

Zaid Kahn is currently General Manager (GM) of Cloud, AI, and Advanced Systems Engineering at Microsoft, leading a team focused on advanced architecture and engineering efforts for Microsoft’s AI infrastructure. Zaid is part of his technical leadership team across Microsoft that sets the AI ​​hardware strategy for training and inference. Zaid’s team is also responsible for software and hardware engineering efforts to develop dedicated computing systems, AI and network accelerators, and advanced network technologies in the 400/800G space. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was Head of Infrastructure at LinkedIn, responsible for all aspects of data center, networking, compute, storage, and hardware architecture and engineering. Zaid has also led several software development teams focused on building and managing infrastructure as code. This includes zero-touch provisioning, software-defined networking, network operating systems (SONiC), self-healing networks, backbone controllers, software-defined storage, and distributed host-based firewalls. Led by Zaid, the network team built LinkedIn’s global network, including POPs, edge service peering, IPv6 implementation, DWDM infrastructure, and data center network fabric. The hardware and data center engineering team led by Zaid was responsible for developing water cooling to racks, fiber optic infrastructure, and open hardware that contributed to the Open Compute Foundation (OCP). Zaid holds several networking patents and is a popular keynote speaker at prestigious conferences and events. Zaid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Physics. South University Pacific.

About the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee

The IEIC is an independent commission that promotes Internet diversity to form the new global Internet nexus point. IEIC’s mission is to partner with communities around the world to create new Internet nexus points through public-private partnerships with local governments, academia and businesses. IEIC’s founding members are industry luminaries from many of the world’s most respected companies and leaders. Vint Surf/Google (NASDAQ: goog), Clint Hayden/IEIC, Vinay Nagpal/ Interglobics, Steve Alexander/Siena (NYSE: Cien), Rafael Arants/Telsius, Jason Black/NVIDIA (NYSE: NVDA), Bank of America (NYSE: BACs), Mark Boxer/Signa (NYSE: CIs), Barbara Boyan/Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Andrew Dugan/CenturyLink (NYSE: CTLs), Staffan Göjeryd/terrier carrier (VSE: TEL1L), Brent Bensten/QTS , Asher Kagan/blade, Vinay Kanitkar/Akamai (NASDAQ: Akamu), Sarah Keller/Uber (NYSE: uber), Athanasios (Sakis) Kissopanidis/Ford (NYSE: debt) Michael Leidinger/Hilton (NYSE: HLT), Steve Alexander/Ciena (NYSE: Cien), Krishna Narayanaswamy/Netscope, Frank Nazarro/Freddie Mac, Anthony Romanero/Henrico Economic Development Agency, and Zaid Khan/ Microsoft. See below for more information. www.ieicco.com

IEIC media contact:
Carter B. Cromley
(703) 861-7245 | [email protected]

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