Michael Whitney

2017 Speaker

MICHAEL WHITNEY is the global employer brand and marketing manager at Akamai, helping the company’s talent acquisition and diversity teams attract the best tech talent. A veteran of the enterprise IT, internet and emerging-tech industries, Whitney has led brand, marketing-communications, and creative teams at leading brands like IBM and Microsoft. Prior to Akamai, he served as global SMB creative director at Dell, and acted as a senior creative adviser to agencies for consumer tech brands. He is a published writer and speaker on tech trends such as SaaS, IoT, the App Economy, and social media for various online media outlets, academic, corporate, and technical audiences. He advises Collegiate DECA students, and guest-lectures and mentors to journalism and business school students in Austin, TX. @akamai

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