Jacob SmithCo-Chair, State of the Edge | LF Edge & VP Bare Metal Strategy, Equinix
Jacob joined Equinix in 2020 through the acquisition of Packet, where he was a co-founder and CMO.
As part of Equinix Metal, Jacob helps to direct go-to-market strategy, marketing, developer relations, and customer success. He is active in the open source and edge communities, serving as co-chair of the State of the Edge Report since 2018. The report is now a project at LF Edge as part of the Linux Foundation.
Prior to his career in digital infrastructure, Jacob led a boutique internet marketing agency and was a professional bassoonist, performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and others.
A longtime builder of remote teams, Jacob lives and works from his homestead in rural Vermont along with his wife, two teenage boys, and two dogs.