Network Atlas is a great non-for-profit services designed to help provide a more accurate accounting of the world's network grid, founded by Mr. Mehmet Akcin. Network Atlas is a crowd-sourced near real-time map of the global Internet infrastructure detailing the world's submarine and terrestrial networks in real time. Users can add networks to the map, update listings with more accurate information and use the atlas'​ near real-time data to track outages and identify possible areas of expansion. 

Network Atlas announced on Tuesday the creation of a Global Advisory Board made of industry experts. Members of the Board of Advisors are:

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder, Swedish Internet Foundation

Brynn Fowler, Women's Tech Forum

Carlos Martinez, LACNIC

Chris Street, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres

Dave Crowley, Microsoft

Greg Mahlknecht, Always Active Technologies

Jason Black, Ph.D., Uber Technologies

James Daquino, ICM Partners

Mehdi Daoudi, Catchpoint

Naaz Bax, Seaborn Networks

Nigel Bayliff, Aquacomms

Zach Smith, Packet

"The mission of Network Atlas is to provide users with up-to-date visualizations of the operational status of the world's data center and network infrastructure," says Network Atlas founder Mehmet Akcin. "Our Global Advisory Board will work hand-in-hand with our team to ensure that our product is properly developed and able to be utilized to its full potential."

Network Atlas' diverse applications would make it a disruptive force in the marketplace, so to see that starting to happen is really exciting. Network Atlas can be a way to disseminate information about the status of networks quickly, so in that sense, it functions as a news outlet. It can connect people and providers together to make deals without an agent in the middle. It can be a resource for network and data center professionals to aid them in planning their networks. Now, with a Global Advisory Board made up of top minds with diverse backgrounds, we have the ability to quickly get incredibly valuable feedback from industry thought leaders

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