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Founder and CEO of SimpleGeo Inc. Former CEO of Digg Inc.

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Jay Steven Adelson (born September 7, 1970) is chairman of Revision3 and former CEO of Digg. Prior to joining Digg, he was the founder and chief technology officer of Equinix, Inc., which he founded in 1998 and was one of the founders of the PAIX in 1996, before its purchase by Switch and Data in 2003. In 1993, he ran network operations at Netcom (USA), before leaving for Digital Equipment Corporation to become Operations Manager of the PAIX. He was named one of TIME magazine's TIME 100, Time in 2008.

Adelson announced his departure from Digg on April 5, 2010, stating: "the entrepreneurial calling is strong, and I am ready to incubate some new business ideas over the next twelve months.

On July 15, 2003, he testified before the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, as part of an industry panel on "The Private Sector's Role in Keeping America's Cyberspace Secure."

Adelson, a Michigan native, graduated from the Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and holds degrees in Computer Science and Film and Broadcasting from Boston University, having graduated in 1992.

He also said that he had no regrets about not accepting offers to sell Digg to other big medias.

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Jay Adelson

Founder and CEO of SimpleGeo Inc. Former CEO of Digg Inc.

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Jay Adelson Biography

Jay Steven Adelson (born September 7, 1970) is chairman of Revision3 and former CEO of Digg. Prior to joining Digg, he was the founder and chief technology officer of Equinix, Inc., which he founded in 1998 and was one of the founders of the PAIX in 1996, before its purchase by Switch and Data in 2003. In 1993, he ran network operations at Netcom (USA), before leaving for Digital Equipment Corporation to become Operations Manager of the PAIX. He was named one of TIME magazine's TIME 100, Time in 2008.

Adelson announced his departure from Digg on April 5, 2010, stating: "the entrepreneurial calling is strong, and I am ready to incubate some new business ideas over the next twelve months.

On July 15, 2003, he testified before the United States House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, as part of an industry panel on "The Private Sector's Role in Keeping America's Cyberspace Secure."

Adelson, a Michigan native, graduated from the Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and holds degrees in Computer Science and Film and Broadcasting from Boston University, having graduated in 1992.

He also said that he had no regrets about not accepting offers to sell Digg to other big medias.

Jay Adelson Videos

  • Jay Adelson's post mortem on Digg, part 2
  • Interview with Jay Adelson on "The Valley Girl Show" with Jesse Draper
  • Jay Adelson, Center Electric - Console Connect Live 2015 ...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jay Adelson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jay Adelson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jay Adelson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jay Adelson?

    Booking fees for Jay Adelson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jay Adelson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jay Adelson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jay Adelson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jay Adelson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jay Adelson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jay Adelson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Jay Adelson Speaker Videos

  • Jay Adelson's post mortem on Digg, part 2
    Interview with Jay Adelson on "The Valley Girl Show" with Jesse Draper
  • Jay Adelson, Center Electric - Console Connect Live 2015 ...
    Jay Adelson: 2012 COM Convocation Speaker - YouTube
  • Web 2.0 Expo NY: Jay Adelson (digg), Organizing Chaos: The ...
    Equinix founder Jay Adelson talks early days of the Internet - YouTube

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