As Chief Product Officer, Prashant is responsible for Big Switch's Cloud-First Networking portfolio and strategy, including: product management, product marketing, technology partnerships/solutions and technical marketing. Prashant has been instrumental in the product strategy and development of Big Cloud Fabric and Big Monitoring Fabric products. Additionally, Prashant is responsible for Big Switch led open-source initiative, Open Network Linux (ONL), to accelerate adoption of open networking and HW vendor choice. Prior to Big Switch, Prashant was at Cisco where he was responsible for driving product strategy and management of the Cisco ONE Controller, Nexus 1000V virtual switch, VXLAN-based network virtualization, Catalyst 6500 VSS and Nexus 7K as well as Cisco’s SDN and cloud network services, product and go-to-market strategy. Prashant was CEO and co-founder of Rohati Systems, a Data Center security startup acquired by Cisco. Earlier in his career, he was on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty at Villanova University. Prashant holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, has published 60 papers, authored 20 patents, and co-branded VXLAN.
Strong experience in opportunity identification, marketing with a competitive focus, go-to-market initiatives and design of successful business development programs for Commvault, Symantec, Dell Computer and Unisys. Skilled in process improvement, development of integrated programs that leverage quantitative and qualitative analysis to drive revenue and profit growth. Multiple award winner at Symantec & Unisys.
Co-founder and managing partner of XPAN Law Group, LLC, Rebecca has extensive experience in dealing with a variety of issues whenever technology intersects with the law. Rebecca focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy, with a particular emphasis on a cross boarder dynamic. With an extensive background in litigation, she knows the pitfalls and how to avoid them. She successfully counsels her clients through a breach response so a cyber issue does not develop into a long-term litigation problem.
Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. A journalist, certified meteorologist, and public speaker, Sussman has been reporting on the cybersecurity industry for several years now. He is SecureWorld’s multimedia journalist (MMJ) and leads media development at the company. “This is cybersecurity’s prime time,” he says. “The world depends on leaders in InfoSec. I cannot believe I get to interview so many of them at our regional cybersecurity conferences, as they share best practices with their peers.” Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages.