Michael Pranikoff

Editor in Chief, Interconnections, Equinix

Manager of the Equinix Global Social Media Team and Equinix Interconnections blog.



Phil SchwarzmannPhil Schwarzmann

Editor, Interconnections, Equinix

Before joining the data center world, Phil spent nine years performing various communications and communications with Nokia at their headquarters outside Helsinki, Finland.

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John KnuffJohn Knuff

Vice President of Global Enterprise, Equinix

John is responsible for business growth across the global financial markets. Recognized as a pioneer in financial ecosystems, in 2010 Mr. Knuff was featured as one of the “Biggest Innovators on Wall Street” by Securities Technology Monitor and highlighted in the book “Architects of Electronic Trading: Technology Leaders Who Are Shaping Today’s Financial Markets” in 2013.

John’s 20 years of technology experience runs the gamut. John brings a unique perspective on the value of interconnected ecosystems – across industries. Driven by technology, innovation and globalization.

Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Knuff built the world’s largest Financial Information Exchange (FIX) network for NYFIX where customers in 21 countries have hundreds of millions of shares on a daily basis.

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Jim PooleJim Poole

Vice President of Global Service Providers, Equinix

Jim Poole leads market strategy, sales support and ecosystem development for the Network, cloud and content vertical segments at Equinix. He has a 20+ year background spanning the IT, telecommunications and content technologies industries. Jim joined Equinix from Roundbox, Inc., a provider of mobile broadcast software, where he led business development and sales. Prior to Roundbox, he is VP and General Manager of Network Services at SAVVIS (now CenturyLink), responsible for P & L, product management, marketing and strategy. He is a senior leadership position at C & W Americas, dynamicsoft and UUNET.

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ryanRyan Mallory

Vice President, Technology, Equinix

Reporting to Equinix’s CTO, Ryan runs the Global Solutions Architects team at Equinix – the world’s leading global data center player. Equinix’s most strategic customers and partners, including Google, Microsoft, AWS, IBM / SoftLayer, Verizon, ATT. His team works hand in hand with Global Sales teams to provide support for bridging networks, data centers, cloud and IT infrastructure solutions and Level-3.

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chiarenChiaren Cushing

Director, Global Mobility, Equinix

Chiaren is a seasoned global business development executive with consistent success building and growing new business in a variety of competitive environments. Prior to Equinix worked in Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing division to promote Qualcomm’s technologies to major technology, entertainment, and sports companies. Previously, headed global business development for one of the world’s leading mobile broadcast companies.

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billBill Long

Vice President, Interconnection Services, Equinix

Bill is a proven general manager for wholesale, enterprise and wireless voice businesses. He has business expertise in coordinating technical, commercial and operational aspects of voice work. His focus areas include: New Product Launch: Strategic Assessment, Product Development and Launch. He’s a payer of pending voice and wireless related patents.

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sujataSujata Narayan

Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Equinix

In August 2014, Sujata was appointed to lead Equinix’s efforts to establish a global CSR strategy. In this capacity, Sujata oversees corporate philanthropy, employee giving & volunteering, and CSR reporting. Prior to her role in CSR, Sujata manages Equinix’s learning & development function and also serves as HR Business Partner. Before joining Equinix, Sujata spent nearly 10 years in the non-profit sector working on a variety of community development and human service organizations. Sujata holds dual Masters degrees in Urban Planning & Natural Resource Management from the University of Michigan and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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