Laird Popkin
CTO, Pando Networks


Laird is the co-chair of the P4P Working Group. As the Director of Digital Technology for Warner Music Group he was responsible for P2P and wireless technology, and as CTO of 3Path, Laird helped establish one of the first digital document delivery services online. Previously, Laird was the CTO at Sotheby’s Holdings, and the Internet division of News Corporation, which launched and operated hundreds of web sites including,, Before that, Laird was the Multimedia Specialist for Thinking Machines, where he had a teraflop before most of his friends.


Location: Salon A-D Level: Intermediate
Jacob Rosenberg (AOL), Michael Gordon (Limelight Networks), Keith Oslakovic (Akamai Technologies), Laird Popkin (Pando Networks), Patrick Harr (Nirvanix)
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Most major web sites use Content Delivery Networks to deliver their experience but there is quite a bit of mystery and misinformation about how they work, how they differ, and why they’re so key to performance. This discussion brings together a panel of several experts in the technology, both vendors and major users, to address some of the misconceptions. Read more.
  • Akamai
  • Google
  • Hyperic
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Coradiant
  • Keynote Systems
  • Limelight Networks, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • TechRepublic

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