Speaker

 

Robert A. DeVita
Robert A.
DeVita
Managing Director
Open-IX

Robert currently serves as the Managing Director of Open-IX. He has over 18 years in the datacenter and interconnection space working for AT&T, Telx, now Digital Realty Trust, Cologix, and AlohaNAP. Prior to being named the Executive Director of Open-IX he served 2 years on the Board of Directors. In addition to his duties at Open-IX, Robert is the Managing Director of Mejeticks, and full services IT Advisory firm which he founded in 2016.

Robert served as the Chief Sales Officer for 1547 Datacenters and AlohaNAP where he leads the Sales, and Marketing strategy for the firm, including the launch of Aloha-IX . Previously, Robert held the General Manager position for Cologix, where he was responsible for Direct and Indirect Sales in the Texas and Florida Markets as we all leading their Service Provider Sales group for North America.

At Telx, Robert held various sales positions as well as being named Head of Global Alliances where he founded and built the first iterations of the Telx Cloud Exchange and Cloud Partner Ecosystem

Robert has extensive experience providing industry insight on leading-edge technologies and applications at top tier conferences including IMN, Peer 2.0, HostingCon, 7x24 and Datacenter World. Topics have included “Cloud and Mobility”, “Patriot Act & NSA: Protecting Your Data” “Technology under the Trump Administration”, “Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities, including Adoption of the Open IX Model in the U.S.”. Accordingly, he is often a featured speaker and quoted in the press concerning Open-IX and the U.S. interconnection market.

Robert also served as the President of the Dallas-Fort Worth AFCOM Chapter and was a member of the Board of Directors for Tech Titans.