Don has over 15 years of experience in the Networking and Security industries. Prior to A10, Don work in a variety of roles in R&D, product management, and marketing focused on network security, security efficacy testing, semiconductors and Cloud security. He is passionate about helping customer’s improve their security posture and speaks frequently at security conferences.
Lakshmi Kandadai has several years of experience working in the telecommunications industry positioning network solutions based on products from IP & Broadband. Lakshmi currently handles product marketing for CGN and GiFW for service providers at A10 Networks.
Dr. Vincent Berk is CEO of FlowTraq with 15 years of IT security and network management experience. Vince’s defense research projects on network behavioral anomaly detection, internet security, monitoring and forensics ultimately led to the development and commercialization of FlowTraq, and its predecessor InterMapper Flows which is deployed in thousands of government, university and private sector customer sites. He is a member of the ACM, and the IEEE. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Leiden University. He is also a frequent contributor to InformationWeek’s Dark Reading publication.
Jim Frey is VP, Strategic Alliances for Kentik Technologies, where he is responsible for external industry relationships. Prior to joining Kentik, Jim was VP Research at industry analyst firm EMA, covering all aspects of network management tools, technologies, and best practices. Jim’s 24+ years in the sector have included executive and product roles at Micromuse, Agilent, and Cabletron. Jim can be reached at email@example.com and followed on twitter @jfrey80.
Tom serves as Director Cloud Solution Architect at A10 Networks which acquired Appcito in June 2016. His over two-decade experience spans in technical sales, marketing, product management, and business decision making. His technical experience includes networks security, virtualization, application delivery, and cloud solutions. He is a startup enthusiast and has been employed as several startups during his tenure, including NTI (Cisco PIX firewall) and Appcito (A10 Lightning). He loves blogging and educating on technical as well as non-technical topics via meetups and other platforms.
Neil Wu Becker serves as A10’s Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Communications. Neil is a marketing and communications pro through and through. Once a professional journalist, Neil now helps organizations, teams and individuals connect and collaborate to achieve common goals. Neil is an avid sports fans and won’t hesitate using just the right sports analogy to drive home a salient point. Neil holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis, and an M.S. in mass communications from San Jose State University.
Akshay serves as Senior Product Manager at A10 Networks. His two-decade experience spans in both technical as well as business sides and in various domains, including wi-fi security, social networking, online retail, cloud applications and application delivery. He is a startup enthusiast and have been founding team member of multiple companies. He loves blogging and teaching on technical as well as non-technical topics via meetups and other platforms.
Ben is a world-class public relations professional responsible for developing, executing and managing A10’s global communication and media objectives. With a career that spans two decades, Ben has a proven track record of delivering high levels of industry visibility for both Fortune 100 titans and disruptive startups.
A10 Networks Senior Manager of Strategic Alliance Partner Marketing, Leah McLean, has several years of experience building and managing marketing, public relations and communications programs. She’s driven campaigns for targeted audiences, developed corporate and product messaging and fueled executive thought leadership for some of the world’s largest brands and smallest startups. Leah is a UCSB Gaucho alumni and in her spare time enjoys all things outdoors.
Kamal is Vice President and General Manager of A10's Cloud Business Unit. He has over 25 years experience in the areas of software and networking. He has a breadth of functional experience in product management, marketing and sales, and as an entrepreneur and general manager, in building and growing new businesses. He has co-founded or been a part of early executive teams of four network infrastructure startups, three of which were acquired and one had an IPO.
Jeff Aboud manages integrated marketing and outbound communications for A10 Networks. He has more than 20 years of high tech experience, including all aspects of security – from the perimeter and endpoints, to security intelligence and encryption technologies – as well as the beauty and dangers of IoT/ICS. Though he occasionally finds himself marketing a hardware appliance, he is fundamentally a software geek at heart.
Lee Chen is Founder & CEO of A10 Networks. He served most recently as co-founder and vice president of engineering at Foundry Networks. Lee was also a founding member of Centillion Networks (acquired by Nortel). He has held management and senior technical positions at Apple Computer, Convergent Technologies and InSync Group. He holds an M.S.E.E. from San Jose State University and a B.S. in Electrophysics from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan.
Jeevan is a Senior Solutions Architect at A10 Networks where he focuses on the Cloud, SDN and NFV solution architecture for Application Delivery Controllers. He has extensive experience in the areas of data center network design, application networking and security architectures. Currently he is working on A10’s Cloud ADC Solution Architecture and provides architectural guidance and implementation support to customers who want to deploy Application Delivery Services for their App services hosted in public and private cloud environments.
Mike is in the office of the CTO at A10 Networks. As principal architect for application delivery controller (ADC), cloud and security products, Mike is involved with research, development and strategy for the technology groups. He has spoken at DEFCON, Interop, NANOG, Internet Society and more. With an engineering career that spans 20 years, Mike is an authority on network design, application delivery, cloud architecture and security. A long-time proponent of open-source initiatives, his leadership and networking acumen have been trusted in many industries, including financial technology, service provider and the enterprise.
Paul Nicholson brings 24 years of experience working with Internet and security companies in the U.S. and U.K. In his current position, Nicholson is responsible for global product marketing and strategy at San Jose, Calif.-based application networking and security leader A10 Networks. Prior to A10 Networks, Nicholson held various technical and management positions at Intel, Pandesic (the Internet company from Intel and SAP), Secure Computing, and various security start-ups.
Rich Groves is the Principal Architect for the A10 Thunder TPS platform. For the last 20 years, he has developed expertise in networking, systems and security architecture disciplines for global technology leaders like Microsoft, AOL, Time Warner Cable and MCI.
Taka brings 15 years of experience in security and networking, with a focus on DDoS protection and application networking. Taka manages the Technical Marketing function at A10 Networks in San Jose, Calif, providing solutions for customers ranging from enterprises to service providers. Prior to A10 Networks, Taka held various technical and management positions at Extreme Networks and Nissho Electronics.