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2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions
Only Cohesity brings data security and management together in one platform that is simple, secure, and scalable.
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Simplify data protection, ensure recovery, and defend against ransomware with a modern, hyperscale solution.
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Protect against ransomware with threat intelligence and scanning, cyber vaulting, and ML-powered data classification.
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Our deeply experienced team has roots in leading technology companies including Google, Nutanix, VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Splunk, and Cisco.
CEO and President
As Chief Executive Officer and President, Sanjay Poonen leads Cohesity in its mission to radically simplify how organizations manage their data and unlock limitless value. Sanjay is a proven business executive with over 25 years of experience in scaling multi-billion dollar businesses and building strong teams. Most recently, Sanjay was COO at VMware, where he oversaw sales, marketing, services and alliances, doubling VMware from approximately $6B to $12B in revenue. Poonen played a vital role in architecting multiple successful cloud partnerships, including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Oracle. He also led the company’s security and end-user computing businesses, including the acquisition of AirWatch and Carbon Black. Prior to VMware, Poonen served as President of SAP where he led SAP’s Applications, Industries and Platform teams, serving in engineering and sales roles that helped double SAP from approximately $10B to $20B in revenue.
He began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft and Apple. Sanjay has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar which designates his position in the top 5% of his graduating class, a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Sanjay holds two patents. Poonen serves on the Supervisory Board of Philips, and Board of Snyk.
Founder and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
As Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Mohit Aron leads the company’s technology vision and the Office of the CTO. Mohit has over 20 years of experience in building scalable, high- performance distributed systems, and has been attributed as the father of hyperconvergence. Mohit founded Cohesity in 2013 and has grown the company into a leading provider of next-gen data management. He also co-founded Nutanix as the CTO, now a public company and leader in hyperconverged technology, in 2009. Prior to co-founding Nutanix, Mohit was at Google as a lead developer on the Google File System, the software that manages data on Google’s large scale clusters. Aron graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from Rice University with a focus on distributed systems. He also holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi India. In 2018, he received the “Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award” from Rice University and also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi in 2019.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Brown manages Cohesity’s financial strategy as it expands its cloud services and redefines data management and security. His 30+ years of experience includes proven operational skills across various enterprise technology areas, including security, data analytics, data management, collaboration, and interactive entertainment. Prior to joining Cohesity, Brown led the successful IPO for Informatica as CFO, raising $1 billion in proceeds at a $10 billion enterprise value. Before Informatica, Brown served in various public company CFO roles at Electronic Arts, McAfee, and Polycom. He has consistently delivered growth and operating margin expansion in his roles. Brown is a technology enthusiast starting with his earliest experience as an AI/data mining company co-founder with his MIT classmates. Brown studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and a Masters of Management Science from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Kit leads Cohesity’s global go-to-market organization.
Kit was previously Senior Vice President of global accounts and telcos at VMware, where he was responsible for VMware’s largest and most strategic global customers, in addition to leading some of the largest sales verticals.
Over the past three decades, Kit has held leadership roles across a range of innovative technology companies, including VMware, Uhana, and Cisco. With a focus on building high-performing, diverse teams, he brings a combination of enterprise sales expertise and technical acumen to the organization.
Kit is a patent holder in VoIP technology and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science from Gettysburg College.
Chief Customer Experience Officer
As Chief Customer Experience Officer, Karen has global responsibility for the company’s customer experience, including Professional Services, Success and Support teams. Based in Cork, Ireland, Karen brings more than 27 years of experience in the software and IT industry, with 20 years in technical support. Before joining Cohesity, Egan served as a SVP of Global Support at VMware, where she was responsible for global technical support, customer escalations, and critical account engagements for all VMware’s solutions. Under her leadership, the team worked to ensure a seamless and excellent support experience for enterprise, commercial, and SMB customers across all product suites including on-premises, SaaS, and hybrid offerings. Egan also drove and implemented the transformation across VMware’s support operations to align with the company’s transition from perpetual license to subscription and SaaS offerings. Prior to her 15-year tenure at VMware, Egan held roles at Motorola and Apple. Egan earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in mathematics and computers, and a higher diploma in applied science from University College Cork.
Chief Technology Officer
Apurv is passionate about building highly scalable systems. His career spans Bell Labs, several startups including GreenBorder (acquired by Google), and over 8 years at Google. He was also the Co-founder of ArkinNet. His most recent work includes architecting the current Search Ads Backend and redesigning the Ads Reporting Backend at Google, and building a NLP search engine for simplifying datacenter management at ArkinNet.
Apurv holds a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Chief Development Officer
Murari is responsible for Cohesity’s engineering and R&D teams’ continued innovations across AI, security, and multicloud. In his 35+ years of experience, he has led development teams in startups and larger corporations. Prior to Cohesity, Murari was vice president of Engineering at Google Cloud, where he was responsible for the productivity of approximately 20,000 software engineers encompassing compute, storage, networking, security, databases, analytics, AI/ML, Kubernetes, serverless, cloud console, platforms, and fleet management. He also led a team of 650 software engineers focused on improving feature velocity, product quality, and reliability across the product portfolio. Previously, he spent 12 years at VMware in several engineering leadership roles, including SVP of Engineering. Murari holds a Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering where he was the recipient of the Siemens Prize for being the student with the best academic record in his branch, and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Chief Legal Officer
Tim heads the legal function for Cohesity, bringing 20 years of experience in problem-solving and supporting the legal and intellectual property needs of fast-paced technology companies. Tim began his legal career doing corporate and securities work for tech clients and venture capital firms at Gunderson Dettmer. He later served as the General Counsel at Good Technology and as the SVP of Licensing at Openwave. Tim holds a bachelors in economics from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.
SVP, People and Places & Chief of Staff to the CEO
As SVP of People and Places & Chief of Staff to the CEO, Rebecca has global responsibility for aligning Cohesity’s culture, people strategy and business strategy, including employee experience, talent development, recruiting, total rewards, people operations, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior to joining Cohesity, Rebecca held leadership and operational roles at VMware, SAP, Business Objects, and Informatica. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
As the SVP of Marketing, Amith Nair leads Cohesity’s global marketing organization with a hands-on approach to driving enterprise B2B marketing. Amith has over two decades of technology expertise and has a passion for building businesses ground up. Prior to Cohesity, he was responsible for product, partner, and solutions marketing at HashiCorp Inc. He also held product management and product marketing leadership positions at Microsoft, Citrix, and 3Com. Amith holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Chief Information Security Officer
Brian brings 20 years of experience managing IT and cybersecurity organizations within high-growth companies, while also providing consulting services for large, globally dispersed blue-chip enterprises. His leadership is pivotal in advancing core business operations, accelerating digital transformations, and building cybersecurity protocols that secure company, customer, and employee data. Prior to Cohesity, Brian managed Risk and Information Protection at Splunk, leading and rapidly expanding the organization responsible for managing cyber risk across the company. Brian’s prior roles also include leading the digital transformation of core business functions for McKesson and Grainger. Brian holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado.
GVP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Tonya Chin joined Cohesity in March 2022 and currently serves as the Group Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She brings over two decades of experience in the technology industry, sharing corporate insights and narratives with internal and external constituents. Chin leads the company’s global communications functions and is responsible for promoting the overall reputation of Cohesity. Her responsibilities include media relations, industry analyst relations, employee communications, social media and investor relations. Prior to Cohesity, Chin was responsible for Communications, Corporate Marketing and Investor Relations at Nutanix. She also held leadership positions at Aruba Networks, Solectron, and Ernst and Young. Tonya holds a bachelor of science degree from Santa Clara University.
Elad Horn heads Cohesity’s Product organization, bringing more than 20 years of experience in building products and leading teams in enterprise and startups. Elad joined Cohesity from Proofpoint, where he led the Cloud Security products portfolio. Before joining Proofpoint, he was VP of Products at enSilo (acquired by Fortinet), where he led product management for an endpoint security product from the drawing board phase to large scale adoption. Prior to enSilo, Elad held various product management positions at EMC, focusing on flash products and software defined storage. Elad also managed Imperva’s leading database security product and led software teams at Intel and Marvell. Elad holds an MBA from Reichman University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Our Board of Directors oversees our executives in creating company value. Our board represents both independent and investor experts. It also includes our founder.
Bill is a technologist specializing in large-scale computing and networking systems with general management experience. Bill joined Sequoia Capital in late 2011 where he works as a partner and coach to founders and help them build effective technology-centric organizations; while at Sequoia, he served as an advisor to Google until 2015. His career in computer science spans more than two decades. He began his post-graduate career starting with individual research contributions in computational science and engineering (for semiconductor and circuit simulation, Raman optical amplifiers, convective fluid flow) and computer systems. Bill helped create and guide the development of numerous distributed systems, IP security projects, and applications of modeling and formal verification methods as well as converged (voice/data) network software, access, and switching products. More recently, he has contributed to large-scale Web service systems and products as well as client software. Now, he is an investor in and coach for developing companies.
Bill holds a B.S.& M.S. mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a M.S. & Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford.
Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in a number of early stage technology companies and currently serves on the boards of Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS), FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), MobileIron (Nasdaq: MOBL), Jasper, Shape Security, Instart Logic, Cohesity, Apprity and previously Netscaler (acquired by CTXS). He has helped build Ruckus and FireEye over 10 years each from incubation into public companies, and he incubated Jasper and Instart Logic from concept stage. Gaurav was a partner at Sequoia Capital from 2001 to 2010, and a Special Limited Partner from 2010-2012. He worked extensively with Sequoia Capital’s investments in Aruba Networks (Nasdaq: ARUN), Jawbone (aka Aliph), and RingCentral (NYSE: RNG).
Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Gaurav founded Redback Networks (Nasdaq: RBAK) in 1996, and served as a board member and Senior Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Redback Networks, Gaurav held various engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks.
Gaurav holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science, all from Washington University in St. Louis.
CEO, MandiantGoogle Cloud
Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Mandiant, Inc. He has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer since June 2016, including as Chief Executive Officer of FireEye, Inc. until its corporate name change to Mandiant, Inc. in October 2021, and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since February 2016.
Kevin joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2013 when FireEye acquired Mandiant Corporation, which he founded in 2004. Mandiant Corporation was widely recognized as the leading provider of cyber security incident management products and services prior to the acquisition by FireEye and went on to become the core of the company’s highly successful consulting business.
Kevin began his cyber security career in the United States Air Force, serving as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon and later as a special agent and cyber crime investigator in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. In the private sector, Kevin held senior positions in the security consulting divisions of Sytex, acquired by Lockheed Martin, and Foundstone, acquired by McAfee.
Kevin’s insight, gained from his work on the front lines of major cyber threats, is routinely requested by corporate directors, executives, and government officials who face serious cyber security challenges. He regularly provides commentary and analysis on cyber security issues for major news media and has testified in hearings before the U.S. House and Senate committees. Kevin has served as a member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency since December 2021.
Kevin holds a B.S. in computer science from Lafayette College and a M.S. in forensic science from The George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.
Independent Board Member
Jonathan Chadwick has over 30 years of experience both in the US and the UK and has lived in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years. He has worked for some of the most iconic technology companies including McAfee, Skype, Cisco Systems, and VMware, where he served as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer throughout his four years there, and has a broad background in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operational and financial management and has extensive team leadership experience.
Chadwick is currently a board member and advisor to a number of public and private companies including Cognizant, F5, and ServiceNow and some of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing companies, such as Elastic, Tanium and Zoom. Chadwick is a Chartered Accountant in England and holds an honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bath, UK.
Robin Matlock brings more than 30 years of marketing, sales, and business development experience to the board spanning a variety of markets including enterprise software, cloud services, and security.
Matlock most recently served as chief marketing officer (CMO) at VMware, a position she held for seven years. During her tenure at VMware, she helped shape the company’s business and go-to-market strategy and played a key role in scaling the company’s revenues from $2B to $11B.
Before joining VMware, Matlock was executive vice president and general manager at the data security company Imperva. Prior to that, she held various senior executive roles at McAfee, Entercept, and Symantec. Matlock also currently serves as an independent director with information management company Iron Mountain.
Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Music from Rice University and is a frequent keynote speaker at marketing, technology, and women in tech events.
Janesh Moorjani is a seasoned technology executive with over two decades of experience across the US and Asia Pacific. He is currently CFO and COO at Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), a leading platform for search-powered solutions, where he has helped grow the company almost 10x in 5 years, approaching $1B in revenue.
Prior to Elastic, Moorjani was CFO of Infoblox, before which he held various senior leadership, finance and sales positions at VMware, Cisco, PTC and Goldman Sachs. With his deep global operating experience and expertise in corporate finance, he brings an established track record of driving growth coupled with sound financial decision-making.
Mr. Moorjani holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Mumbai and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
SoftBank Vision Fund
Vikas is a Managing Partner at the SoftBank Vision Fund where he focuses on investing in Enterprise Software, and emerging technologies. Representative investments include Attentive, Cohesity, Mapbox, Pantheon.io, OSIsoft, Redis, and Slack.
Prior to SoftBank Vikas worked in Private Equity at KKR, and in Consulting at Boston Consulting Group. Vikas holds an MBA with highest honors from Harvard Business School, a BS in Electrical Engineering (Highest Honors) and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Sequoia Capital (Observer)
Carl Eschenbach is a partner at Sequoia, where he focuses on infrastructure technologies, cloud, and SaaS. He also provides operating expertise to Sequoia’s portfolio companies. Prior to Sequoia, Carl was President and COO of VMware, where he helped grow the company from $31M in his first full year to $7B in revenues and from 200 people to 20,000. Prior to joining VMware, Carl was Vice President of North America Sales at Inktomi, and held various sales leadership positions with 3Com, EMC and Lucent Technologies. He is passionate about leadership, culture and values of both teams and companies.
DFJ Growth (Observer)
Randy Glein is a founder and partner at DFJ Growth. His career spans more than 30 years as a venture capital investor, operating executive and entrepreneur. Randy has led investments in many innovative technology leaders, including Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN), Box (NYSE: BOX), Performics (Google), Ring (Amazon), SpaceX, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Tumblr (Yahoo), Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), Yammer (Microsoft), and Yodle (Web.com). Recent investments include Boring Company, Cohesity, Innovium, Mapbox, Splice, Sumo Logic and Yellowbrick. Prior to DFJ, Randy was CFO of FeedBurner, a DFJ portfolio company acquired by Google. He also played instrumental roles in the formation and development of DIRECTV and XM Radio. Randy began his career as a systems engineer at Hughes Space & Communications. Forbes has named Randy to its annual Midas List five times, including most recently in 2019. The New York Times / CB Insights has named Randy one of the Top 100 venture capital investors four consecutive years. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSEE from the University of Southern California, and a BSEE with high honors from the University of Florida.
Aleem Rizvon leads the M&A Group for Cisco’s Networking, Cloud & Compute, and Customer Experience Business entities in the Corporate Development Organization. His team is focused on developing inorganic growth strategies and managing venture investments for these groups. Aleem’s team is also responsible for Cisco’s inorganic efforts in the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) theater.
Aleem also leads the Divestiture practice for the group and led the divestment of Cisco’s SP Video Software & Services and Mobility Self-Organizing Network (SON) Businesses.
Aleem started his career at Cisco as a Product Manager in the Service Provider Group focusing on Multiservice Switching. He went on to lead the Product Management team for Cisco’s Carrier VoIP Media Gateway platforms and drove it to #1 market share position.
Aleem took on various roles of increasing responsibility subsequently – first at the Enterprise Wireless Networking Group where his team was responsible for defining and bringing to market Advanced Mobility Services and later on as part of Services Business Development where he led the formation of the Joint venture with EMC and VMware to create VCE that helped Cisco enter the Converged Cloud Infrastructure market.
Prior to Cisco, Aleem led Product Development Organizations at NEC during which time he also spent 3+ years in Japan, helping define, develop and deploy Service Provider Core Network Products and Voice/Data Convergence Products.
Aleem holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India and master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Foundation Capital (Observer)
Ashu works with startups across the enterprise stack. He is particularly excited about how machine learning and deep learning are reinventing existing software categories and creating new consumer experiences.
Ashu serves on the boards of Anvilogic, Arize, Coefficient, Cohesity, Conviva, Eightfold, Fortanix, Layer9, OpsMx, Skyflow, and Turing. In addition, Ashu was responsible for Foundation Capital’s investments in Aggregate Knowledge, Custora, FreeWheel, TubeMogul, and Tubi.tv.
Ashu is passionate about helping technical founders scale as CEOs. His podcast on that topic, B2B a CEO, has featured Eric Yuan, Jennifer Tejada, Aaron Levie, and Tien Tzuo.
Before joining Foundation Capital in 2008, Ashu was the general manager for Microsoft’s online-advertising business and led field marketing for the software businesses. Previously, Ashu worked at McKinsey & Company, helping technology companies scale their go-to-market efforts.
Paul leads Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, HPE’s venture investment and solutions program, and is responsible for driving Pathfinder’s charter of Insights, Investments, and Solutions. He currently serves as a board observer with Barefoot Networks, Shape Security, Synack, Cohesity, Hedvig, and Fungible.
Prior to joining HPE, Paul co-founded and helped lead Xova Labs, a company focused on start-up formation and early stage incubation. At Xova, Paul helped launch and lead companies focused on leveraging the Mobile and Cloud technology disruptions, including Mist Systems and Encaenia.
Before Xova, Paul was a Director in the Corporate Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on acquisitions, strategy, and venture investments. Paul’s areas of responsibility included Security, Small Business, SaaS, and Borderless Networking portfolios. Notable transactions include Cisco’s acquisitions of IronPort, MI Secure, and ScanSafe, and investments in ActOn, Appfolio, RingCentral, Guardium, and Mashery. Paul joined Cisco in 2001 as member of the Corporate Finance team.
Paul received both JD and MBA degrees from Indiana University and a BA from the University of Illinois. He spends his free time swinging golf clubs and baseball bats.
Google Ventures (Observer)
Karim leads GV’s investments in enterprise software, data analytics, and security. He brings over a decade of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google’s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions and has been at GV since inception.
Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure. Previously, he was director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company’s voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486 ™, and later as product manager for the Pentium® Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW.
Qualcomm Ventures (Observer)
Quinn Li is Vice President & Global Head of Qualcomm Ventures. In this role, Quinn oversees Qualcomm’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio of over 140 investments. He currently serves as a board member or observer in AMEC, Brain Corp, Enovix, OneWeb, Placemeter, RetailNext, Streetline, Tango, and Verve Wireless. Previously Quinn has led investments in A123 Systems (AONE), Consert (acquired by Landis+Gyr), InvenSense (INVN), PowerCloud Systems (acquired by Comcast), and Siimpel (acquired by Tessera).
Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, Quinn held various engineering and management roles in the wireless industry. Most recently, he worked in product management and business development at IBM Systems and Technology Group. Previously, he spent several years in Broadcom and the wireless infrastructure group at Lucent Technologies.
Quinn received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Artis Ventures (Observer)
Stuart Peterson is the Co-founder and a Senior Partner of ARTIS Ventures. Before forming ARTIS in 2001, Stuart was a Managing Director of The Cypress Funds, where he was responsible for the firm’s technology sector investments and strategy. Stuart was a Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager with Portfolio Advisory Services, focused on growth company investment management. Stuart currently serves on the board of directors for Stem CentRx, a stem cell centric cancer therapy company. He is also a board advisor for Omicia, a genomic interpretation platform. Stuart currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the SF MOMA and is actively involved in the Tipping Point Community and MCDS.
Stuart received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.B.A. in Analytic Finance from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.
Strategic advisors offer marketplace insight that inform our solutions and roadmap. Some of the brightest minds and most successful technology executives are guiding Cohesity.
Sahir is responsible for product management, growth marketing/operations, and GTM strategy across the MongoDB portfolio. He joined MongoDB in 2016 as SVP, Cloud Products & GTM to lead MongoDB’s Cloud Products and Go-to-Market Strategy ahead of the launch of Atlas and helped grow the cloud business from zero to over $150 million annually. Sahir joined MongoDB from Sumo Logic, a SaaS machine-data analytics company, where he managed platform, pricing, packaging and technology partnerships. Before Sumo Logic, Sahir was the Director of Cloud Management Strategy & Evangelism at VMware where he launched VMware’s first organically developed SaaS management product and helped grow the management tools business to over $1B in revenue. Earlier in his career, Sahir held a variety of technical and sales-focused roles at DynamicOps, BMC Software, and BladeLogic.
As a former NSA Executive and DOD CIO/CISO, Marianne brings over 35 years of experience across the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence community, and civil government sectors. She served as Deputy National Manager for National Security Systems (NSS) and Senior Cybersecurity Executive for the National Security Agency where she was directly responsible for systems across the government containing classified and/or sensitive information. She also served as both Principal Deputy for Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO), Department of Defense, CIO. She received the Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award, the highest government civilian recognition, for her contributions to national security. Marianne Bailey currently leads Guidehouse’s Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity practice. Ms. Bailey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s degree from Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.
Laura is Group Chief Operating Oﬃcer and a member of the Group Executive Committee at Societe Generale.
Laura has an experience of close to 30 years within Credit Suisse, she joined in 1994. She held several senior positions in IT. In 2012, she was appointed Head of Information Technology for the EMEA zone and then Global Head of Production and Testing Group in 2013. In 2014, she became Chief Technology Oﬃcer, in charge of IT infrastructures and Chief Information Security Oﬃcer of Credit Suisse. Laura was previously Global Chief Information Oﬃcer at Credit Suisse from 2019.
Laura Mather holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Jason Chan has spent over twenty years in cybersecurity and is especially passionate about large-scale systems, cloud security, and improving security in modern software development practices.
Most recently, Jason built and led the information security team at Netflix for over a decade before retiring in July 2021. His team at Netflix was known for its contributions to the security community, including over 30 open-source security releases and dozens of conference presentations. He also previously led the security team at VMware and spent most of his earlier career in security consulting. Since retiring from Netflix, Jason has been advising a variety of companies on security products and strategy and is also an Operating Advisor at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Jason enjoys coaching, mentoring, and helping folks from underrepresented groups enter and advance in the cybersecurity industry. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, running ultramarathons, and volunteering in habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and wildfire management. He received a BS from the College of Charleston and his MS from Boston University.
As chief commercial officer, Alan leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle organizations, including marketing, support, and talent. He is a 25-year technology veteran known for company building and new-market-creation experience. Alan’s prior two companies, Airespace (acquired by Cisco for $450 million) and Nicira (acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion), were the market leaders in centralized WLANs and network virtualization, respectively.
Prior to Nicira, Alan led the enterprise marketing organization at Cisco, a team of 300 responsible for bringing to market an associated $25 billion product portfolio. He serves as an advisor to technology companies including Highfive, Mist, Netskope, and Vera. He has a BA from SUNY Buffalo, an MA from the School of International Service at American University, and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Steve Grewal is a veteran C-level technology executive who has worked for various federal agencies including U.S. General Services Administration (Deputy CIO), Department of Education (CIO), Department of Transportation, and Health & Human Services.
Leveraging his experience as a public sector change agent that has overseen many significant IT innovation projects, Steve focuses on innovations and strategies that propel public sector organizations and solve business challenges. He was previously Vice President and CTO for Public Sector at Cohesity and now acts in an advisory role for Cohesity Federal. Steve currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for CTG Federal and has a BA in liberal arts and computer science from Harvard University.
Dev Ittycheria has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and leader specializing in high-growth software companies. Currently, he is the President & CEO of MongoDB, where he led its IPO in 2017—the first public offering of a database company in over 26 years. Under Dev’s leadership, MongoDB has released innovative products such as Atlas, its global cloud database, acquired thousands of customers, rapidly expanded operations around the world, grown its business faster and delivered better financial performance than any comparable company in its sector. Dev currently serves as lead independent director of the board of directors of Datadog, Inc., a public software company. Dev also serves on the board of directors of DataRobot, a private software company. Previously, Dev was Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, and CEO/Co-founder of BladeLogic, which was acquired by BMC for $900 million. Following the acquisition, he served as President of BMC. Dev founded his first technology company in 1998, and his leadership and board roles have resulted in 5 IPOs and 2 significant acquisitions. Dev graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, was honored with the Medal of Excellence and was recognized by the School of Engineering as its 2010 Alumnus of the Year.
Bask serves as an Independent Board Director and Advisor to high growth companies, including Zoom, Automation Anywhere, FSS, ThoughtSpot, TextIQ. Modern Execu Solutions.
A respected industry veteran, Bask brings more than 30 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies and Silicon Valley-based high technology firms.
Recently, he served as the Chief Information and Digital transformation Officer for VMWare, managing critical technology systems and driving digital transformation. He also led M&A integration and SaaS transformation. From 2016 to 2018, he was both the CIO for VMWare and the EVP and CIO of Dell Technologies.
Bask is a leader focused on customers and growth and spends time chairing CXO councils and customer advisory boards.
BV Jagadeesh is Managing Partner at KAAJ Ventures that focuses on early stage investments and mentoring. Jagadeesh has successfully invested and guided companies such as NetMagic Solutions (acqd: NTT), Ocarina Networks (acqd: Dell), Ankeena (acqd: Juniper), Nutanix, Yodlee (2014 IPO), Edurite (acqd: Pearsons) to name a few.
Before founding KAAJ Ventures, BV Jagadeesh served as a founding investor and CEO of NetScaler. NetScaler pioneered the concept of Application Delivery and was successfully sold to Citrix for $325M and served as Group VP and GM for Citrix’s Application Networking division. Prior to Netscaler, he co-founded and served as CTO of Exodus communications in 1993 that pioneered the concept of Internet data centers. Jagadeesh was instrumental in the successful IPO of Exodus in 1998.
Jagadeesh’s current investments and board positions include Arkin, MobileForce, CloudVelox, ScaleArc, V5 Systems, HeadSpin, Attivo. Numerify, UnitedLayer, InfoStretch and CloudHarmonics.
Sheila Jordan is Chief Digital Technology Officer for Honeywell. In this role, she is responsible for driving digital technology transformation across the company. She has broad oversight and responsibility for IT infrastructure and services, as well as expansion of software development in support of Honeywell’s digital initiatives, go-to-market offerings, and the solution needs of its customers.
Before Honeywell, Sheila was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Symantec, where she was responsible for Symantec’s IT strategy and operations. Prior to that, Sheila served as Senior Vice President of Communication and Collaboration IT at Cisco Systems. She also worked for Walt Disney World, where she held the position of Senior Vice President of Destination Disney.
Sheila is the recipient of multiple industry awards and recognitions, including a 2019 Women of Influence Award from Silicon Valley Business Journal. She was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity in 2019 by The Software Report and one of the Top 100 Women in Technology by Technology Magazine in 2021.
Sheila earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is on the Board of Directors for FactSet, a financial data and software company, and the CMS Foundation, the official nonprofit partner for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.
Sheila is also the 2021-2022 Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Charlotte Go Red for Women and the author of a book called You Are NOT Ruining Your Kids: A Positive Perspective on the Working Mom.
Alex Stamos is working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through teaching and research as the Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory, a cross-disciplinary program studying the abuse of the internet. He also helps companies secure themselves as a Partner in the Krebs Stamos Group. He has served as Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Yahoo and was a co-founder of iSEC Partners. Alex has investigated and responded to several historical events and has been called the “Forrest Gump of InfoSec” by friends. He is a member of the Aspen Cybersecurity and Information Disorder Commissions, Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy and advises NATO’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. He has spoken on six continents, testified in Congress, served as an expert witness for the wrongly accused, earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley and holds five patents.
The Cohesity Security Advisory Council is made up of independent experts who advise on emerging cyber security threats.
Kelly Bissell leads Microsoft’s Services group globally. He has more than 28 years of cybersecurity experience.
Kelly has been working with hundreds of clients for 30+ years to help them be compliant and secure. At Microsoft, the goal is to work with clients and Security Engineering to transform the cybersecurity market to make the world safer and more secure. Doing so will drive more product adoption and enhance the Microsoft brand. Work with clients, regulators, and law enforcement to reduce cyber-crime.
Before Microsoft, Kelly led Accenture Security, before that, he built and led Deloitte Cyber Risk Services and held various leadership positions with Arthur Andersen, AT&T, and others. Kelly has held the role of CIO and CTO of two different companies and CISO for a global bank.
Kelly is involved in several industry and technology groups recently authoring various articles and by-lines in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Executive, USA Today, and many others.
Currently, Kelly is working with national security for several counties in the Five Eyes and NATO.
Kelly is tightly aligned with several cyber and law enforcement agencies around the world. He is working to secure the nations of Ukraine, Albania, and a few others.
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