Seaborn Networks appoints former Microsoft exec Akcin to advisory board

Boston-based submarine fiber optic cable specialist Seaborn Networks has announced the addition of former Microsoft director Mehmet Akcin to its Board of Advisors.

The firm billed Akcin as one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative engineering executives, with 15 years of experience and 6 patents granted to his name while working at Microsoft.

His areas of expertise include submarine cables, IP backbones, Domain Name Systems, network security and content delivery networks.

Until June 2018, he served as Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Planning and Acquisitions group at Oath (formerly known as Yahoo!), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.

Previously, he worked at Microsoft as a Director in the Global Network Acquisition Group and as Chief Engineer at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

“We are very pleased to add Mehmet to our Board of Advisors,” said Larry Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of Seaborn. “He is a distinguished engineer with extensive experience in building massive scale networks around the world.”

 

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