CRAIG WEICK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COLOCATION AND CONNECTIVITY – CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE GROUP

Craig Weick

As Executive Director, Co-Location & Connectivity, Mr. Weick is responsible for defining CME Colocation & Connectivity global services, pricing and the ongoing strategic roadmap of the offerings. These responsibilities include revenue management, product policy, regulatory compliance and financial analysis. Mr. Weick also has responsibility for business development and relationship management of telecommunication service providers.

Previously at CME Group, Mr. Weick served as Associate Director in Technology Financial Planning. Working directly for the IT controller, Mr. Weick managed financial planning and budgeting for large scale IT projects, including the recent data center and co-location facility construction.

Previous to joining CME Group, Mr. Weick served for more ten years as internal advisor for AT&T and as leading consultant regarding data centers, common carrier hotels, and fiber optics networks. For AT&T, Mr. Weick served as single point of contact for data centers and carrier hotels in Chicago, directing strategic, fiber optic builds.

As a founding principal of a nationwide consulting group focusing on power utility & telecommunication deregulation, Mr. Weick was responsible for creating strategic partnerships between telecommunication carriers and property owners for over 30 million sq ft of commercial space. During this time, Mr. Weick also served as a financial management consultant to power utilities across the country such as Cinergy, Excel, PNM & Sierra Pacific.

Mr. Weick received a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign in 1990. Mr. Weick has been published in trade magazines, has spoken at industry conferences and received certifications, including AWS in 2017.

JAY ADELSON, EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD

Jay Adelson

Jay Adelson is a serial entrepreneur and investor known for his work founding and running companies such as Equinix, Digg, Revision3, SimpleGeo, Opsmatic, Center Electric, and Scorbit.

Most recently, Jay co-founded Center Electric, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on Internet infrastructure and Scorbit, a retro-gaming technology company. He also serves as Chief Strategy Officer for LoveBook, LLC, and sits on several boards, including Megaport (Australia) Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries.

Jay founded Equinix (EQIX) in 1998, where he was responsible for the original and sustaining business model, growing it to be the largest datacenter company and Internet exchange service in the world, taking the company public and building it to a multi-billion dollar company. Jay founded Revision3 in 2005, the first Internet television network, selling it to Discovery Communications in 2012. As CEO of Digg, Jay launched and grew what was arguably the first social media company to tens of millions of users and billions of impressions a month, leaving at its peak in April, 2010. Jay served as CEO and sold SimpleGeo to Urban Airship in 2011, and founded Opsmatic in 2013, which he sold to New Relic in 2015.

Jay’s passion for Internet infrastructure and communications is the thread between these companies, advisory roles and board positions. In July, 2003, Jay testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science and Research & Development. In 2008, Jay was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.