John Bishop is President of Librestream where he leads the company’s product and business development strategies. Prior to Librestream, John was the Chief Technology Officer at Akamai, the global leader in Content Delivery Network services. Before Akamai, John was Director Strategic Initiatives at Cisco Systems and co-founder and Senior Vice President of Products and Business Development at Inlet Technologies, which was acquired by Cisco in April 2011. He is recognized as a digital video industry expert and pioneer and was responsible for Inlet’s leading infrastructure products and solutions.
John began his career at IBM where he served as a product engineer with IBM’s Aptiva PC Division. John then served as the Director of Business Development and Product Management for Osprey Technologies. In 2003, John co-founded Inlet Technologies and led product management, product marketing, systems architecture, business development and strategy. He was the vision and leadership behind Inlet’s leading products and positioned Inlet to have numerous market firsts. These innovations included being the first encoding technology provider to support Silverlight Smooth streaming as well as the first to support iPhone and iPad streaming. He holds B.S. degrees in Chemical and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.