James Staten

James Staten leads the Equinix efforts to identify and activate vertical markets, and drive rich customer engagements around digital edge computing and multi-cloud Interconnection. Prior to Equinix, he was the GM & Chief Strategist for Microsoft Azure. He has been named a top cloud computing influencer for the past eight years by Wired, Apollo Research and others. 

He brings 25+ years of enterprise cloud and technology experience to the company as a former CMO, product manager and strategist, industry analyst and technology journalist.