Richard is Akamai’s EMEA Director of Security Technology and Strategy. With over 20 years’ experience, Richard is responsible for designing and building secure solutions for some of the world’s most influential organisations. Starting out as a hardware engineer, his career has progressed alongside the tech industry as a whole, transitioning from a hardware to a software focus.
Richard is an industry expert in cloud computing, enterprise software and network security. During his time at Akamai, Mirapoint and Prolexic, he has had a strategic role across a broad range of projects, including the transformation of the UK’s largest corporate email implementation, and the deployment of DDoS solutions for multinational organisations to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive data. He is a chartered member of the BCS and CISSP.