Alexander McMillen

SVP Operations in Reston, Virginia

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Alexander is a seasoned engineering and operations executive with deep security expertise, who leads operations for OPĀQ Networks. With his unique blend of technical know-how and operational experience, Alex designed and implemented solutions for mission-critical data center operators, web hosting companies, and cybersecurity firms. His background is immersed in systems and network engineering, as well as critical facilities construction and operations. Prior to joining OPĀQ, Alex was responsible for global datacenter architecture and operations for security consulting firm Roka Security. Alexander’s professional achievements include leading the day-to-day construction and operations of a 123,000 square-foot data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia’s notable “Data Center Alley.” He also built four Autonomous Systems (ISPs) from the ground up. In 2009, Alexander founded the Washington, DC chapter of the Vyatta Secret Society, a user group that enables companies to perform Software Defined Networking functions on commodity hardware. Alexander has contributed to open letters sent to Congress by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Cyber Law Center regarding Net Neutrality and Cyber Threat Information Sharing programs. Alexander is a member of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Infrastructure Masons, 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance, and Phi Beta Cyber Society.

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