Tom Daly is a global internet infrastructure professional with 20+ years experience in network architecture, operations, and business management. Tom understands how the Internet works at scale, from the fiber in the ground to complex global distributed systems and the protocols in-between (including BGP, DNS, and HTTP). Tom has gained recognition from the technical community as an expert in these areas, having a key role in the architecture, design, and deployment of Fastly and Dyn’s global networks, spanning across more than 20 countries and 6 continents around the world. Tom loves to speak about core Internet infrastructure, and has spoken at NANOG, Velocity Conference, and Surge on related topics.
Most recently, Tom served as SVP, Infrastructure at Fastly, the only content delivery network (CDN) that gives businesses complete control over how they serve content, unprecedented access to real-time performance analytics, and the ability to cache frequently changing content at the edge. Tom was responsible for capacity planning and deployment of the Fastly CDN, overseeing datacenter operations, network engineering, and worldwide procurement / logistics.
Prior to Fastly, Tom was co-founder of Dynamic Network Services (“Dyn”, a company offering Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), including Managed DNS and Email Delivery services. As co-founder, Tom wore many hats, including engineer, architect, chief technology officer, chief scientist, company evangelist, executive, and board member.
Tom has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Bentley University.