IEIC Special Coverage | Vinay Kanitkar

Akamai Technologies, Chief Technology Officer

We saw a year’s worth of traffic growth in 6 weeks because of COVID-19—mostly driven by OTT video, gaming, and growth in applications that support working from home. We also saw significantly increased demand on Akamai services for enterprise access and security use-cases. For the future, we think a lot of the recent changes in how people use the Internet will persist even beyond the pandemic.

In addition, people’s expectations of what the internet can and should be able to deliver will continue to rise. What this means for all of us on the infrastructure side is that we’ll need to scale our platforms ever faster and continue to bring new technologies, like edge computing and 5G, to reality.