CyrusOne appoints Bill Williams as chief information officer

25 July 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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CyrusOne has promoted Bill Williams formerly vice president of network services, as its new chief information officer.

During his time as VP of network services Williams has helped to transform the company’s technology offerings which includes establishing CyrusOne’s IX and connectivity capabilities since joining in 2012.

“Bill’s leadership and foresight in bringing our IX and connectivity offerings to life is one example of why he is a great fit for the role of Chief Information Officer,” said Kevin Timmons, CTO, CyrusOne. “Bill and his team will help our customers continue to push the envelope on next-generation cloud connectivity to power this exciting global digital era that is reshaping our world. We are only in the early innings of this digital era and Bill’s vision and ability to execute on his goals will help our team and our global network of customers stay ahead of the curve.”

With over 20 years’ experience in IP networks, Williams has worked with the likes of Cisco, Juniper, Lucent, Nortel, Force 10 and Brocade. Before joining CyrusOne, Williams served as vice president of IP infrastructure for Terremark Worldwide, where he was responsible for the global IP network infrastructure teams, including IP transit, peering, and hosting/cloud/data centre platforms. He was also an IP architect for Terremark for nine years. Prior to joining Terremark, he served in engineering roles for QoS Networks, AduroNet, Madge Networks and Direct Container Line.

“The 4th industrial revolution has flipped the business and technology world on its head over the past few years,” added Williams. “Since I joined CyrusOne in 2012, we have constantly stayed ahead of the curve by adapting our offerings for the creators, disruptors, and visionaries at the Fortune 1000 who have fuelled this era of digital transformation. I am proud to have played a role in our technology journey, and as part of this new role, I am excited to help ensure our new cloud connectivity platform is the latest chapter in our continuing effort to ensure our security and connectivity services are setting the pace for the industry. As we look towards the future, we are focusing on implementing new machine learning platforms to grow our IT systems, while always keeping in mind our crucial role in helping our customers adapt and win in this global economy.”

Earlier this year, CyrusOne named John McCloskey as its new vice president of hyperscale and cloud sales.