Today I spoke on a panel about the future of Cloud Security at the TiE Silicon Valley forum, “Stay Ahead of the Curve: The Future of Cloud Security.”
The event was held in Santa Clara and I was joined on the panel by:
- Michael Burshteyn, CEO & Founder, CryptoMove
- Zohar Alon, CEO & Co-Founder, Dome9 Security
- Jack Kudale, CEO, Lacework
- Srini Gurrapu, Vice President, Skyhigh Networks
- Manuel Nedbal, CTO and Co-Founder, ShieldX Networks
Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO of Balbix, moderated our panel.
It was a privilege to be on a panel with these pioneers in cloud security.
Here are my takeaways from the panel discussion:
- The Cloud is still in its infancy. Cloud security is naturally also in its early stages.
- Fundraising is a journey.
- Product market fit and product development are also journeys.
- The Cloud is here to stay.
- Market timing is everything in this sector.
My Thoughts on the Future of Cloud Security
When it was my turn to speak, I focused on the core areas of Paubox. They are:
- We are the easiest way to send and receive HIPAA Compliant Email.
- The problem we are addressing is the elimination of friction around sending and receiving secure, HIPAA Compliant Email.
- We are on a mission to end faxes in healthcare.
- The future of the internet is seamless encryption by default.
- We are helping the internet grow up and we are providing business leadership as such. That is The Why behind Paubox.
- We have lots of happy customers in all 50 states.
Investments & Acquisitions: A VC & Corp Dev Panel
After lunch break, the second panel began: Investments & Acquisitions: A VC & Corp Dev Panel.
The panel was again moderated by Gaurav Banga and was composed of:
- Ashmeet Sidana, General Partner, Engineering Capital
- Sudip Chakrabarti, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
- Abhi Arunachalam, Investor, Battery Ventures
- Muddu Sudhakar, Executive and Entrepreneur
My most memorable takeaway was that entrepreneurs should stay away from talking to people in Corp Dev.
About TiE Silicon Valley
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the India region.
There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding.
Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Special thanks to Dipty Desai, Program Director of TiE Silicon Valley, for the invitation!