“I went to an affordable college my senior year of high school so I have a great appreciation for all of this. That was the only reason why I was prepared for Princeton – SUNY Delhi was my prep school”
— Steve Papa Chairman and CEO, Parallel Wireless, and Founder of Endeca
Steve leads the senior management team at Parallel Wireless in setting the company’s strategic direction and is guiding the company’s evolution from its successful first customer deployment 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.