Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement
Khalil Smith is the Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement at Akamai, an 8,000 person global technology company focused on keeping digital experiences closer to users, and keeping attacks and threats farther away.
Before joining Akamai, Khalil worked with NeuroLeadership Institute, a cognitive science consultancy, during which time he oversaw Consulting, Practices, and Research. Prior to that, Khalil spent over 14 years in senior leader roles with Apple Inc. including time leading teams in Retail Training, including global teams of over 40 learning professionals focused on expanding and strengthening the Apple culture across hundreds of retail stores in dozens of countries and languages. Khalil and his team were responsible for critical training elements for Apple, such as employee onboarding, technical skills, and product launches.
Khalil holds an M.B.A with dual concentrations in Leadership and Strategy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Khalil resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his amazing wife and high-school sweetheart, Sandra, and two incredible sons, Kevyn, who is currently attending Duke University, and Connor, who is currently attending fourth grade.