Sheppard Narkier

Sr. Principal - Solution Marketing - Interconnection Oriented Architecture - Equinix

Sr. Executive with expertise in enterprise architecture, entrepreneurship, strategy, and governance.

Advisor Biography

Sheppard Narkier is an unprecedented Senior Executive, Advisor, Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 40 years of success across the internet, information technology & services, and financial services industries. His broad areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, integration, vendor management, and IT strategy.

Sheppard is a highly sought after executive who holds a  position as the Senior Principal and Subject Matter Expert in Platform and Product Marketing where he has advanced the knowledge base and design platform to meet the needs of the customer throughout their journey through Equinix and is responsible for building through leadership content for Interconnection Oriented Architecture practice. He has also served as Principal Consultant and Knowledge Architect with EMC and he provided through leadership and product design guidance to EMC Services in the area of data center transformation, application rationalization, and big data platform optimization among other challenges. 

Sheppard is a talented author of Business Demand Design Aligning IT Strategy and Results to Business Drivers, Enabling Sustainable Improvement in IT Entrepreneurship and Using a Capability Perspective to Sustain IT Improvement which was published in Technology Innovation Management Review, and What Must IT do to Become a Strategic Enabler of the Business published on He has authored several technical writing and others. Sheppard currently holds seven patents in technology, particularly infrastructure and systems design. Prior to his role at EMC, Sheppard additionally led as the Chief Scientist, Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors with Adaptivity and the Head of SW Portfolio Management and IT Governance with Wachovia Corporate Investment Bank. Sheppard earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Anthropology from State University College NY. He was on the board of Directors for Adaptivity. Sheppard is currently in the Advisory Boards for Parentfile, Smart International, and Core Global.


2020 - Present

Advisory Board Member - Aginigo

  • Product Architecture
  • Startup growth/ recruitment
  • Business Strategy

2020 - Present

Virtual Advisory Board Member - ParentFile

2016 - Present

Sr. Principal - Solution Marketing - Interconnection Oriented Architecture - Equinix - Equinix

  • Building a library of solution blueprints that explains the transformation to Interconnection Oriented Architecture (IOA)
  • Advising on the creation of design platform to aid customers, partners and consultants in designing IOA infrastructure

Advisor Skills



Cloud Computing

Digital Transformation

Enterprise Architecture

Information Technology Strategy


Software Engineering

Advisor Industries

Financial Services

Information Services and Technology