05 September 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Megaport, a provider of elastic interconnection services has named Tim Hoffman as its new chief technology officer, effective as of 1 October.
With nearly a decade of experience
in the telecoms sector in New Zealand, in the last three and a
half years’ Hoffman has been leading the teams
responsible for scaling large Content Distribution Networks and
backbones around the world.
Speaking on his new role, Hoffman said: "Megaport has
transformed the way the industry approaches connectivity,
leading the way with a next-generation software defined
network-based network which challenges traditional networks, as
we continue to provide better and more flexible
customer-focused solutions. I am excited to lead this
exceptional team through our next phase of growth as we
continue to challenge the norm to revolutionize the global
In 2014 he led Twitter’s global network team,
which is responsible for the company’s worldwide
infrastructure, including all interconnection, backbone and
content distribution infrastructure, and global data centres.
In addition, he has negotiated peering agreements with some of
the largest internet backbone providers in the world.
In his new role, Hoffman will reporting directly to Vincent
English, Megaport’s CEO and will be responsible
for managing product, procurement, network operations, network
architecture, and software development.
Commenting on Hoffman’s appointment, English
said: "Tim was integral in leading the development of some of
the most critical networks in New Zealand’s
telecommunications infrastructure over the previous decade. His
tenure with Twitter enabled him to design a network that could
deliver exponential growth. In the last year, Megaport has
experienced record revenue growth of 298%, strong product and
service uptake, and has expanded its global footprint.
Tim’s experience within the industry aligns with
Megaport’s trajectory, and will be invaluable to
future growth initiatives."
Content Distribution Networks,
Software Defined Network