Mr. Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to joining EdgeConneX, Phill was CTO of Virtacore responsible for data center build-out, network core architecture and systems to accommodate the migration and consolidation of thousands of clients and infrastructure. Phill’s team also designed and deployed the world’s largest VMware based Public Cloud. At Alcatel Lucent Phill served as Chief Strategy Officer were he led their effective transition to the cloud, virtualizing many of their programs and creating incredible time and cost savings. Phill later joined SAVVIS as VP and GM of Hosting to re-establish the Managed Hosting business as well as introduce the 'virtual server' product. As VP and GM of Digital Media at MCI, Phill founded the CDN division and received several related patents in the process.