Vice President of Cloud Solutions, Savvis, A CenturyLink Company
Jonathan H. King is the Vice President of Cloud Solutions for Savvis, A Century Link Company. In this role, Jonathan leads cloud strategy, sales, partnerships and go to market activity.
Prior to his current position, Jonathan was Senior Vice President of WW Business Development at Joyent, a leading cloud services, open source and software pioneer based in San Francisco. Prior to Joyent, Jonathan was Client Partner Director of Global Solutions for Verizon Business where he led teams selling hosting, managed services and outsourcing solutions for commercial and government customers. Jonathan joined Verizon Business by way of acquisition when Totality Corporation, a managed services provider, was acquired by MCI/Verizon in September 2005. Jonathan was Vice President of Alliance Development at Totality where he led alliance recruitment, development and integration. Prior to Totality, Jonathan was Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Exodus Communications where he led a global team responsible for expanding and integrating complex partner solutions. Prior to joining Exodus Communications, Jonathan was Manager of Strategic Applications for American Information Systems (“AIS”), a Chicago based ISP and hosting provider which was acquired by Exodus Communications. Prior to AIS, Jonathan was an attorney in the Corporate, Securities and Intellectual Property group of Sachnoff and Weaver, Ltd, now the Chicago office of Reed Smith, LLP.
Jonathan holds a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jonathan is currently pursuing an LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at Washington University School of Law with an emphasis on privacy law and data ownership.
The world is connected in an unprecedentedly accelerating way. Where government and Enterprise IT buyers once lead, now consumers and end users lead. Accordingly, the economics of cloud computing are dramatically changing the way businesses expect to procure IT services. Customers of all sizes are expecting hybrid capabilities that can be consumed and paid for on demand. They are expecting their cloud services to be delivered via an agile service provider that is able to drive out complexity and increase interoperability. They expect a connected cloud.