Jay Adelson

Jay Adelson
CEO, Digg


Jay Adelson is CEO of Digg, guiding all aspects of the company’s development, growth and management. Under his leadership, Digg has grown to 26 million visitors per month, and is now considered one of the top socially focused Web sites.

Adelson is also chairman of the board of the Internet Television Network Revision3, where he provides strategic direction to the company.

Prior to Digg, Adelson founded Equinix, Inc (Nasdaq: EQIX), a leader in the data center and Internet infrastructure space. Equinix operates Internet data centers where more than 200 network service providers and hundreds of enterprises and content companies, including nine of the top ten Web properties, locate their Internet operations.

Adelson was also a co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation’s highly regarded Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX) and a founding employee of Netcom On-Line Communications, Inc., one of the nation’s first Internet Service Providers.

A well-recognized expert on technology and the Internet, Adelson has spoken at a variety of industry events and investor conferences, including Future of Online Advertising, Tech Crunch 40, Supernova, Web 2.0 Summit, Tech Policy Summit,, ISPCON, the Colocation & Hosting Summit, Next Generation Networks (NGN), NANOG, and Gilder’s Telecosm. In May 2008, Adelson was recognized in Time Magazine’s Time 100 – The Most Influential People in the World.


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Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Jay Adelson (Digg), Kevin Rose (Digg)
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Brady Forrest in conversation with Jay Adelson and Kevin Rose from Digg. Read more.
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