Executive news updates: Fastly adds engineering talent, LF Edge re-elects Crawford

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Executive news updates: Fastly adds engineering talent, LF Edge re-elects Crawford

Fastly is a provider of edge computing, delivery and security services. The company went public in 2019 and is adding to its executive staff in 2020 as it aims to build out its portfolio.

Nick Rockwell joins as senior vice president of engineering with 20 years of experience in product development and information security at top media publishing companies. Previously, Rockwell served as CTO at The New York Times where he used Fastly’s services as part of the NYT’s re-architecture of its website and other product offerings.

Fastly ‘s next addition to the engineering team is Laura Thomson as vice president of engineering, who brings 12 years of experience leading large-scale engineering teams at Mozilla. There, Thomson led a team of over 100 engineers responsible for development, data, operations, and security of services, systems, and tools to support Firefox.

This news comes on the heels of Fastly’s launch of Compute@Edge, a language-agnostic, serverless compute environment.

Vapor IO’s Crawford heads LF Edge governing board

Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO, will continue as an LF Edge General Member Board Representative for 2020. LF Edge is an umbrella organization within The Linux Foundation that is working to establish open, interoperable frameworks for edge computing.

Cole Crawford was first elected to the LF Edge Governing Board in 2019, as a founding General Board Member, and will serve again in 2020.

Trilogy Networks CEO to serve on FCC Precision Ag task force

Trilogy Networks said that George Woodward, the company’s president and CEO, has been appointed to a Federal Communication Communications task force. The Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force will be providing advice to the FCC on the connectivity and technology needs of the agriculture industry in America. The FCC has proposed setting aside $1B for the needs of precision ag applications and infrastructure.

Trilogy recently announced a partnership with Chat Mobility to provide edge cloud services for precision agriculture as part of the Rural Cloud Initiative.

NS1 adds CISO, VP of product strategy

NS1, a provider of cloud-based and hosted DNS and application networking technology, announced two new hires with the appointments of Ryan Davis as chief information security officer (CISO) and Jay Liu as vice president of product strategy.

Ryan Davis previously served as CISO and CIO at software security firm Veracode, where he led global IT operations, security and threat management, and risk and compliance. Before Veracode, he supported Department of Defense customers while holding several information assurance roles at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.

Jay Liu was with VCE and Dell/EMC in the Office of CTO and Product Management for six years where he led the development and execution of competitive strategy across all go-to-market functions for converged, hyper-converged, and hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions. He also led mobile and wireless M&A and venture investment at Cisco’s Corporate Development Group.

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