Paul Sagan, one of the pioneers in putting the Internet to use as a business tool, has taken over the top spot at Akamai Technologies Inc., whose worldwide networks support and expedite the delivery of web content.
Sagan, who has served as president since 1999, replaces George Conrades, Akamai’s first CEO, who will now serve as executive chairman.
A former president and editor of Time Inc. New Media, Sagan is expected to continue Akamai’s growth as a provider of infrastructure that supports Internet commerce.
Sagan joined Akamai in 1998 as COO. Prior to Akamai, he served as senior advisor to the World Economic Forum. In addition to his work at Time’s New Media, he served as senior vice president of Time Warner Cable Programming, co-founded Roadrunner, the world’s first cable modem Internet service, and co-founded Pathfinder, one of the first Internet portals to offer online advertising.