Jim Brinksma joins Megaport as chief technology officer

Jim Brinksma joins Megaport as chief technology officer

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Megaport confirms the addition of Jim Brinksma to its executive team as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Reporting to CEO Vincent English, Brinksma will lead Megaport’s global technology and engineering activities and will be responsible for the company’s innovation roadmap.

“We are excited to bring Jim’s deep technological expertise and leadership to Megaport’s global technology and engineering organisations,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport.

“Jim was integral to the development and launch of Megaport ONE, our white-label, multi-tenant SaaS platform that enables service discovery and provisioning through Megaport’s leading Network as a Service platform. We’re looking forward to Jim bringing his considerable knowledge of cloud, applications, and networking and his track record of innovation to Megaport and to our industry.”

Brinksma enters the role with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT, telecommunications, financial services, and blockchain industries. He most recently served as co-founder and CTO of InnovoEdge, which was acquired by Megaport in 2021.

Prior to this he also held technology leadership roles at Ciena BluePlanet and Goldman Sachs. He also served more than seven years in the United States Navy and has a doctorate from University of Maryland.

“I am thrilled to take the next step with Megaport in our journey as an established leader and innovator in the network as-a-service (NaaS) market,” said Brinksma.

“Megaport has revolutionised the way businesses connect, and I’m excited to continue working with our global teams to develop solutions that will further transform how enterprises use the cloud and fundamentally transform their IT architectures.”

January saw Megaport partner TD SYNNEX, a global IT distributor as its new Network as a Service (NaaS) provider.

The company says this will allow improved network performance with reduced jitter and latency, reduced cloud egress costs to cloud on-ramps and real-time provisioning of virtual network infrastructure and interconnections.