Robert has 30 years of experience in IT technology development and infrastructure management. He was the founder of several infrastructure ventures including Intellivence, MaxSP, Sentrik and most recently was the CTO of Iron Networks. As CTO of Iron Networks in San Jose, CA, he worked directly with many companies in the Silicon Valley to design and architect network, security, and cloud solutions. He worked directly with Microsoft engineering in the design of their cloud architectures including storage, Hyper-V, Systems Center and Virtual Networking. He also worked directly with Hortonworks to design a Hadoop deployment and management system using CentOS and many layered software packages.
Cynthia Hsieh serves as the product marketing lead for Harmony Controller, Cloud and Container products at A10 Networks. Prior to joining A10, she worked in several senior product marketing and product management roles at Fortinet, VMware and Trend Micro. She specializes in cloud security, operational intelligence, container orchestration, and NFV partnerships to bring products and services to market.
Parth Jagirdar serves as Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Security at A10 Networks. Prior to A10, Parth has held variety of positions at Motorola, Juniper Networks, Citrix and Imperva. He specializes in Enterprise and Cloud security. Parth hold master’s in computer science from University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Steve has over 25 years' experience in internet infrastructure technologies including DNS, routing, caching and load balancing. Prior to A10, Steve has worked in R&D, product development and operations for companies managing critical network services. Steve serves as a Principal Engineer with a focus on defining, developing and evangelizing A10's DNS-focused solutions.
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.
Arshad serves as Senior Product Marketing Engineer at A10 Networks. Prior to joining A10 he worked in technical marketing, pre-sales and channel management roles at Appcito (which acquired in June 2016), Barracuda Networks, Radware and Westcon. He has several years of experience working in the application delivery, IT security and networking industry.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A senior marketing veteran with more years of experience than she likes to admit, Robin Simpson is passionate about marketing programs and global campaigns. When she’s not trying to optimize her programs and report on metrics, she’s talking about her Bernese Mountain Dog, or reading reddit/aww. Robin is a Senior Manager of Integrated Marketing at A10 Networks, focusing on the DDoS market.
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.
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.
Babur Nawaz Khan is a Technical Marketing Engineer at A10 Networks. He primarily focuses on A10’s Enterprise Security and DDoS Protection solutions. Prior to this, he was a member of A10’s Corporate Systems Engineering team, focusing on Application Delivery Controllers. Babur holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Ahmad Nassiri is the Security Solutions Architect for A10 Networks’ eastern region. Mr. Nassiri is responsible for supporting pre-sales efforts of A10 Networks’ security solutions portfolio. Mr. Nassiri is also focused on providing visibility to market, trends and developments within the security field to help A10 Networks expand its security solutions offering.
Before joining A10 Networks, Mr. Nassiri was a Systems Engineer at Arbor Networks, focusing on network security and monitoring solutions for global networks. In this role, Mr. Nassiri assisted with the pre- and post-sales engineering support to Arbor’s Service Provider-focused account teams.
Mr. Nassiri has also held Sales/Systems Security Engineering roles with Verisign’s Network Intelligence and Availability (NIA) division. During his tenure, he was focused on security intelligence, cloud-based DDoS protection, and Managed DNS services. Earlier, Mr. Nassiri held numerous security and engineering roles with BT Global Services.
Mr. Nassiri holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.
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.
John Gudmundson manages product marketing for the Thunder ADC, Harmony Controller and Lightning ADS (SaaS) product groups at A10. John has 20 years of expertise in the areas of networking and security, concentrating on leading-edge Layer 4-7 application services. He has a breadth of functional know-how in product marketing, product line management and business development. He has a mix of large company and start-up experience spanning the Telecom, Datacom and Cloud service industries. Prior to A10, he managed Citrix NetScaler ADC solutions for seven years which saw a 6-fold increase in revenues and Intrusion Prevention Systems at IntruGuard Devices that was subsequently acquired by Fortinet. John holds a MBA from the University of Southern California, a BSEE from UCLA and a BSBA from UC Berkeley.
Shingo is the General Manager and Evangelist of A10 Networks K.K.'s Business Development Division. He has over 20 years’ experience networking. His expertise is in system engineering, product marketing, field marketing and sales for various networking hardware and software. He is the one of the startup members of A10 Networks' Japan office.
Michael Wheeler is a Senior Systems Engineer with A10 Networks, located in Houston, Texas. Michael is a technology evangelist with an extreme love for automation, IPv6, and security. When not saving the world from security and IP addressing problems, Michael enjoys brewing coffee and tinkering with microcontrollers like Arduino and RaspberryPi.
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.