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Steve Smith


Denver, CO

Member Since February 2023


Business Strategy
Data Center


Served as CEO & President of Equinix from 2007 - 2018. Led the transformation of a $400 million dollar data center company into the clear industry leader in the Internet Infrastructure Sector and the largest global data center platform in the world with a firm value of approximately $46 billion dollars. Platform Equinix extended operations across 5 continents, 26 countries and 52 metropolitan areas with more than 10,000 of the most critical service providers and enterprises in the world.

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13 Steps for Leaders to Take When Making Internal Cultural Changes

expert panel

To make lasting, sustainable change, leaders have to be willing to throughly examine their existing culture and make needed changes. A business’s culture is its organizational backbone. As potential customers and employees have become increasingly interested in learning what a business is all about beyond its product or service offerings, culture can set an organization apart from its competitors on the market.  Leaders, however, have to be mindful of the culture that is created and preserved. Maintaining the wrong kind of culture is an action that can devastate a brand long term, but the damage can be reduced if leaders seriously commit to making a change. To help, 13 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one essential step leaders must take when they begin the work of cultural change.

 Build a Personal Board of Directors: 5 Lessons on Navigating Business Challenges


These lessons can guide you as you serve your customers and prepare for what’s next.

Company details


Company bio

Zayo is the leading global communications infrastructure provider, delivering a range of solutions, including fiber & transport, packet, and managed edge services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone spanning 134,000 miles across North America and Europe.



Company size

1,001 - 5,000