Akio Sugeno

Founder, NYIIX - Vice President, Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development, Telehouse

Akio Sugeno has been with Telehouse America since 1989. He is the founder of the New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX)-Metro one of the largest Internet exchange-and the Los Angeles International Internet Exchange (LAIIX)–a key peering exchange for connecting US-based companies to the Pacific Rim. In his current role, Mr. Sugeno is charged with five major responsibilities: network engineering, security and managing the Company’s exchange points.  In addition he oversees, software/database engineering, operations and overall business development. Since 2011, he has been serving as an advisory board member of an FBI’s technical conference (International Conference on Cyber Security) and received a certificate from the then director of FBI for his long time contribution. His paper on peering was published from Fordham University Press in 2013. Mr. Sugeno is actively involved with various network engineering organizations, and frequently speaks at both the Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) and North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) conferences. He earned a BS in telecommunications from Waseda University in Japan.

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