Equinix recruits new CTO from Uber

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Equinix has announced the appointment of Justin Dustzadeh as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Justin is responsible for developing a technology roadmap to support the company’s broader platform strategy, leading the next-generation technology and innovation function, and contributing to the company’s ongoing leadership in the cloud ecosystem.

Justin joins Equinix from Uber, where he where he was the Head of Global Network & Software Platform. In this role, he led a team responsible for the architecture design, engineering and 24/7 operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure and software platforms enabling Uber’s business worldwide. Prior to working at Uber, Justin worked at Visa, spearheading the transformation of Visa’s global infrastructure (one of the world’s most mission-critical environments) toward open, software-defined networking and cloud technologies. Justin has also held senior roles at Ericsson and AT&T.

Speaking of his new role Justin Dustzadeh, Chief Technology Officer, Equinix, said: “I 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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