Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, Inc. announced this week that it has a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), by securing former Uber employee Justin Dustzadeh for the role.
As the CTO, Dustzadeh is now responsible for creating a technology roadmap which will be used to support the company’s platform strategy. He will also be in charge of Equinix’s next-generation technology and innovation function, among other roles.
Justin Dustzadeh joins Equinix from Uber
Dustzadeh’s career has spanned for more than 25 years, all of which has been based in technology and architecture-focused roles. Most recently, he was the Head of Global Network & Software Platform for Uber.
Commenting on the appointment, Charles Meyers, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Equinix, said: “We are thrilled to have Justin join the Equinix leadership team.”
“Justin’s depth of experience in developing technology strategy and transforming some of the world’s largest digital companies will be a powerful asset to Equinix as we drive the company forward, breaking new ground with our customers.”
Before he was at Uber and responsible for the 24/7 operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure and software platforms, Dustzadeh was working at Visa for more than two years.
As the Vice President and Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services, he helped move the payments company’s global infrastructure towards open, software-defined networking and cloud technologies, the statement said.
Throughout his more than two-decade career, Dustzadeh has also worked at Huawei as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Technology Strategy, Ericsson, Divvio, AT&T Labs and more.
“I am very honored to join this world-class team and 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,” added Justin Dustzadeh.
“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.”