Kevin Johnson, Juniper Networks
in conversation with Chris Anderson, WIRED
NExTWORK is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that will feature world-renowned business leaders, technologists, and thinkers exploring the promise and peril of the network's future, as well as the most pressing digital issues and opportunities today.
Chris Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade” (2009). Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years, and prior to that spent six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.
Kevin Johnson is chief executive officer of Juniper Networks, the innovation leader in high-performance network infrastructure. Committed to transforming the experience and economics of networking through powerful, integrated software platforms, Johnson and his team have led the company to steady market share gains in both the enterprise and service provider sectors. Juniper was recently named to Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and in March was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Firms.
Prior to joining Juniper Networks in 2008, Johnson was president of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division, where he headed the Windows and online services businesses. Before that, he was group vice president of worldwide sales, marketing, and services at Microsoft. He began his career as a software developer at IBM.
Johnson is a board member of Starbucks Coffee Company and has served on the boards of several nonprofits focused on technology and the career advancement of women. He was appointed by President Bush to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Juniper Networks CEO Kevin Johnson's biggest worry? Can the technology industry innovate at a fast enough pace to handle the influx of new Internet traffic and the surge of data hungry web-based services.