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Paul Sagan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Akamai Technologies, joined the company in October 1998. Mr. Sagan was elected to the Akamai Board of Directors in January 2005 and he became CEO in April of that year. He brings to Akamai the experience of leading visionary technology companies and media businesses and a wealth of management experience.
Previously, Mr. Sagan served as senior advisor to the World Economic Forum from 1997 to 1998, consulting to the Geneva-based organization on information technology for the world's 1,000 foremost multinational corporations. In 1995, Mr. Sagan was named President and Editor of new media at Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, and worked in that role until 1997. Previously, he served as Managing Editor of Time Warner's News on Demand project and was a senior member of the team responsible for the development of the company's online, cable online, electronic publishing, and Internet publishing activities. He was a founder of Road Runner, the world's first broadband cable modem service, and Pathfinder, one of the web properties that pioneered Internet advertising. Mr. Sagan joined Time Warner in 1991 to design and launch NY 1 News, the cable news network based in New York City. NY 1 became known for its groundbreaking use of digital video technology and video journalists carrying their own small-format cameras. As a Senior Vice President of Time Warner Cable, Mr. Sagan participated in the creation of a corporate group that developed and launched similar owned-and-operated cable news channels in other metropolitan areas. Mr. Sagan's career began in 1981 as a news writer at WCBS-TV. He was named News Director in 1987 at age 28, the youngest person to hold the position in the station's history. Mr. Sagan is a three-time Emmy Award winner and was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow in 1996 by the World Economic Forum. He is a director of Massachusetts-based EMC Corp.
Mr. Sagan is also an investor in GlobalPost.