Steve Papa

Founder, CEO, and Chairman
Parallel Wireless

As a CEO of Parallel Wireless, Steve Papa leads the senior management team in setting the company’s strategic direction and is guiding the company’s evolution from its successful first customer deployments into broad commercialization and growth. Steve has been part of reimagining the technology landscape for over 20 years.

As founder and CEO of Endeca, he reimagined the database to support faceted information ultimately leading to Oracle acquiring the company as its 6th largest acquisition ever when announced (reported at $1.1 billion).

He was part of the team creating Akamai that reimagined global Internet content distribution — now carrying peaks of 15 terabits/s of web traffic on any given day — and led the team at Inktomi that reimagined the network cache to create carrier class caching.

Earlier he worked with AT&T Teradata where enterprise computing was reimagined with the first use of Intel processors for enterprise servers. He has a BS from Princeton University and MBA from Harvard Business School.