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53 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Playing the Long Game - Sumedh Thakar (President & CEO, Qualys)
Sumedh Thakar is President & CEO of Qualys. Qualys is a cybersecurity company focused on cloud security & compliance. Sumedh has been instrumental in growing and navigating the company through multiple transformations through his two-decade-long journey in Qualys. In this episode, we discuss how to get from product to platform, what to measure and the importance of wall street growth.
39 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Securing the Social Media - Rinki Sethi (CISO, Twitter)
In this cracking episode, we host Rinki Sethi, CISO Twitter. We have a no-holds-barred conversation on taking stock of your career, CISO's priorities, how to get CISO's attention, and finally the importance of health and mental wellbeing in and after COVID times.
40 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Innovation is Everywhere: Turning Ideas into Execution - Chet Kapoor (Chairman and CEO DataStax)
Chet Kapoor is the Chairman and CEO of DataStax. He is a proven leader and innovator in the tech industry with more than 20 years in leadership at innovative software and cloud companies, including Apigee, Google, IBM, BEA Systems, NeXT, and others. As Chairman and CEO of Apigee, he led company-wide initiatives to build Apigee into a leading technology provider for digital business. Chet successfully took Apigee public before the company was acquired by Google in 2016. If you’re an entrepreneur and technologist who wants to understand how a second-time CEO is helping connect developers to the power and scale of open source software and cloud database-as-a-service, you don’t want to miss this episode.
49 minutes | May 31, 2021
Building Category Leaders - Kamal Shah (VP Cloud Platforms - RedHat, CEO - StackRox)
Kamal was the CEO of StackRox, recently acquired by RedHat, where he now runs the Cloud platforms. Before StackRox, Kamal ran products and marketing at Skyhigh Networks.Kamal’s got the golden touch; a unique combination of product & marketing skills that’s helped him build category-leading products. In this episode, we discuss category creation, transitioning from an operator role to a CEO, and the future of cloud and container security.
53 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Future of Data Privacy and Security - Rehan Jalil (CEO, Securiti.ai)
Rehan is CEO of Securiti.ai and a serial entrepreneur who’s had two very successful exits with WiChorus and Elastica. In this episode, we discuss his product and company-building philosophies, the state of data privacy and security, and get into the psyche of a serial entrepreneur.
61 minutes | May 9, 2021
The Billion Dollar PM - Sunil Potti (VP/GM - Google Cloud, CPO - Nutanix)
Sunil Potti is the VP & GM for the Cloud security business at Google. Prior to Google, Sunil was the CPO at Nutanix. He also held product leadership roles at Citrix, F5, Cisco and others. Sunil is what I call the Billion $ Product Manager. He has consistently led market leading products and is a master of scale. In this episode, we will talk about how to consistently find the right company to work for, how to land the top role and how to build, scale and sell great products.
45 minutes | May 1, 2021
Reclaiming Our Security Narrative - Rohit Ghai (CEO, RSA)
Rohit Ghai is the CEO of RSA, a leader in cybersecurity and risk management. Also known for RSA Conference, the biggest security conference in the world. Previously, Rohit served as the president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD) where he was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including Product Development, Go-to-Market, Finance and others. He also held leadership roles at Symantec, Computer Associates and various other enterprise security companies. In today’s show, we’re going to talk about the cybersecurity landscape in the cloud & AI-era. If you have aspirations to become a CEO, we’ll also try to get Rohit to share his secrets to land the top job.
57 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
MasterClass on Story telling, Security and Company building - Stuart McClure (Best Selling Author, CEO Cylance)
Stuart McClure is the founder and CEO of Cylance, the first endpoint cybersecurity company that revolutionized the way the industry detects and protects endpoints using machine learning. He is also the co-authored the most successful security book series of all time, Hacking Exposed.If you’re remotely interested in enterprise security in any capacity, you don't want to miss this episode.
53 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Customer success is your success - Lisa Schreiber (Chief Customer Officer, BlackLine)
Lisa Schreiber is Chief Customer Officer at BlackLine. Lisa has spent over 2 decades in IT and Customer success roles in start-ups through Fortune 500 companies including Forcepoint, Oracle, GoldenGate, Charles Schwab and Apple. In SaaS business, they say, 100% of your time should be spent on customer retention. In this pod, Lisa shares her valuable insights on why Customer Success is such a critical function in SaaS product companies.
59 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Launching into the 2nd Orbit - Your Career, Company & Being (Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder & Chairman, Persistent Systems)
Dr. Anand Deshpande is the Founder and Chairman of Persistent Systems, a global technology services company headquartered and publicly listed in India. If you want to learn about building and growing an Indian public listed company over 30 years, developing careers, and how to live a fulfilling life in an hour, you don't want to miss this episode. You can reach Anand at <anand>_at_<persistent>.<com>
42 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
The Timeless Formula for Market Traction - Sell-Build-Sell - Amitabh Sinha (CEO, Workspot)
Amitabh Sinha is co-founder and CEO of Workspot, a cloud-native SaaS platform for Virtual Desktops. As an entrepreneur, if you’re unsure whether you’re too early or too late for the market, you don’t want to miss this episode.
51 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
The ABC of Success - Always Be Closing - Bob Kruse (CEO, Low Rider Security)
Bob Kruse is the CEO and Cofounder of Low Rider Security, an early-stage cybersecurity startup in stealth mode. Prior to starting Low Rider, Bob was CRO at Obsidian Security, Head of Sales at Demisto. If you’re a founder of a B2B startup and are of the mindset that “if you build, they’ll come”, you definitely don’t want to miss this episode.
49 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
The Art of Picking Winners- Dr. Chenxi Wang (Investor, Board Member)
Dr Chenxi Wang is the founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, a cybersecurity-focused venture fund. She serves on the board of MDU resources and the open web application security project foundation. She was named by SC magazine, a 2016 women of influence. If you want to learn how to navigate your career and come out as a winner in each of these milestones, you don't want to miss your episode. You can read the transcript here.
57 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
The New Privacy Paradigm - Anshu Sharma (CEO, Skyflow)
Anshu Sharma is Co-founder & CEO of Skyflow, a privacy-focused API platform. He also co-founded Suki AI for health and ClearedIn which is in the cybersecurity space. If you’re an entrepreneur and product builder and want to know how to take a multi-disciplinary approach to product building, you don’t want to miss this episode. The transcript is available here.
46 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
The Accidental VC - Mark Fernandes (General Partner, Sierra Ventures)
Mark Fernandes is Managing Partner at Sierra Ventures, an early-stage VC firm that specializes in Enterprise & Emerging Tech Companies. Mark hit a homer in his first at-bat when his first-ever investment in Sourcefire paid off big time when it was acquired by Cisco for $2.7B in 2013. If you want to understand what separates a good entrepreneur from a great one and how the high stakes venture business works, you don't want to miss this episode.
58 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Leading with Transparency - Candace Worley (CPO, Ping Identity)
In this pod, we host Candace Worley. Candace is the chief global product officer at Ping Identity, a leader in Identity Security. She has over 25 years of strategy and product experience with some of the biggest names in the tech industry like AWS and McAfee.Listen to this one for insights on great PMs are built not born, shepherding your career from an Individual Contributor to leading multi-million dollar business and the importance of having #growthmindset in reinventing yourself. This is our last episode of 2020 and to a happier and healthier 2021.
38 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
How to get IT right? Startup Lessons from a CIO - Naveen Zutshi (CIO, Palo Alto Networks)
So far on the Podcast, we have had builders & sellers but in today’s episode, we’re going to focus on the buyer. We will probe into the mind of a CIO who owns multi-million $ budgets to procure a SaaS and a B2B product. We’ll deep dive into what goes into the product selection, retention and expansion. To talk about that and more, we have Naveen Zutshi, CIO of Palo Alto Networks. Naveen is an industry veteran with decades of experience building and buying technology products. He has a curious mind and loves to experiment with different products and technologies. If there’s a B2B tool out there, chances are that Naveen has either experimented with it or written a check for 100s of 1000s of dollars. He is also an advisor at several startups and large companies including Zoom, Rubrik and Cyberstarts. He is also in the CIO board of advisory at Greylock.If you are an entrepreneur focusing on the $2 Trillion plus IT market, you don’t want to miss this episode. You can read the recap of the pod here: https://zero2exit.podcastpage.io/blog/ankurs-insights-from-naveen-zutshis-session
49 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
From Hacker to CEO - Rahul Kashyap (CEO, Awake Security)
In this episode, we talk to Rahul Kashyap, President and CEO of Awake Security, an AI-driven network security platform for clients and cloud services. Awake had a successful exit just 3 months ago when it was acquired by Arista Networks. Rahul is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, author of numerous security publications, named one of Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40 and a passionate girl education advocate. Listen to this episode to learn his amazing journey from teaching himself hacking to leading a successful exit as a CEO.
50 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Optimize for Outcomes, NOT Valuations - Slavik Markovich (CEO, Demisto)
In this episode of “Zero to Exit”, we are going to talk about all things products, company culture, startups with Slavik Markovich, co-founder and CEO of Demisto. Slavik is a serial entrepreneur with a passion to solve hard technology problems. He was the co-founder and CEO of Demisto, a Security Orchestration and Automation startup. He sold the company to Palo Alto Networks for $560 million in one of the largest exits in the security space over the last decade. He is now the SVP of Products for Cortex XSOAR, formerly Demisto.. Prior to co-founding Demisto, he was VP & CTO of database technologies at McAfee. He joined McAfee via the acquisition of Sentrigo, a database security startup, which he co-founded. When he has time left from his entrepreneurial endeavors and raising 4 beautiful children, he loves to play poker, martial arts and read non-fiction.
61 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Stardust and Building Products - Mohan Atreya (CPO, Rafay Systems)
In this episode, we start with a new segment called “This week in exits”, and then we have the pleasure of hosting Mohan Atreya. Mohan is VP Products at Rafay systems, a startup that does enterprise-grade Kubernetes management. An avid human psychology practitioner and astronomy enthusiast who has spent serious money chasing stardust. Unlike many B2B Product Managers, Mohan's path to product management has been non-traditional perhaps because of ideal growing years spent in Chennai right next to the beach. He started his journey as a Sales Engineer, sold a lot of enterprise security products at RSA and then pivoted to Product Management. Since then he has launched and grown products at OKTA, Neustar and now at Rafay Systems.
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