VP, Products, Media Division, Akamai Technologies
Ahmet Ozalp is the VP of International Products and Strategy for the Media (Sola) Division of Akamai. In this role Ozalp leads the product management and strategy initiatives for Akamai’s video, software and application delivery, storage and analytics products in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. He also leads and supports key partnership initiatives with major Telecommunications companies in the region.
Prior to Akamai, Ozalp was the CEO of Telenity, a global provider of mobile advertising and social network solutions. Prior to Telenity, Ozalp was a Partner at Atlas Venture, where he led investments in digital media, mobile and online advertising. While at Atlas, Ozalp was the lead investor and board member of Extend Media (acquired by CSCO) and also had board level involvement with Ellacoya Networks (acquired by Arbor Networks), Isilon (IPO, Nasdaq:ISLN) and Gotuit Media.
Before joining Atlas, Ozalp held executive positions in marketing and product management at Narad Networks (acquired by Nasdaq:CIEN) and was also part of the founding team of Newnet, a telecom software startup acquired by ADC (Tyco Electronics). In the early part of his career, Ozalp was also a management consultant with Bain & Company’s technology and media practice.
Ozalp holds an MBA from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, an MS in EE from Columbia University and two US patents.