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Makoto Niimura

Akamai Technologies GK
Chief Technology Officer
Makoto Niimura is Chief Technology Officer for Akamai Japan,responsible for evangelizing Akamai's core technology and facilitatingtechnology partnerships with industry leading players. He joinedAkamai in April 2009, and has since helped contribute to the rapidgrowth of Akamai in Japan, looking after the services team whichsupports all technical aspects of the business.Mr. Niimura started his career as a software engineer at NipponTelegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT), where he spent 20 years inresearch and development for the telco's platform and services. Priorto joining Akamai, he has held various technology leadership roles atMacromedia and Solidworks.Mr. Niimura has a BS in Electrical Engineering from WasedaUniversity and an MBA from University of Washington.