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Nikos Katinakis

Chief Technology Officer

Nikos Katinakis is Zayo’s Chief Technology Officer, leveraging over 30 years of leadership experience in technology with a deep understanding of the telecommunication and software industries.

Before joining Zayo, Nikos held the role of Group Executive for Global Networks and Technology at Telstra, the largest telecommunications company in Australia. In this capacity, he spearheaded wireless, fixed, transport and international network strategy, deployment and operations, as well as IT, Data and AI, Cloud, and Cyber Security.

Prior to his tenure at Telstra, Nikos served as the Executive VP at Reliance Jio, the largest communications company in India, contributing to the launch of wireless and fixed networks. He also held the position of SVP at Rogers Communications in Canada, where he was responsible for technology development and cyber for both network and IT. Earlier in his career, Nikos held various senior roles at Ericsson, encompassing sales, product management, software design and systems engineering. 

Nikos is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, holding a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Management. Beyond his academic achievements, Nikos holds a variety of patents, has actively participated in board positions and advisory roles, contributing to the successful exits of more than four startups. His keen interest lies in the efficient creation of value in the business of technology.