VP Strategy & Chief Evangelist, Netskope, USA
Bob is Vice President and Chief Evangelist at Netskope. Bob's primary responsibility is to help customers transform their security and networking architecture to better address the needs of today's rapidly evolving world. SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and Zero Trust are the current focus of Bob's efforts. Bob is a prolific speaker, award-winning presenter, and product demonstrator, reaching live audiences in more than 45 countries over the past decade. Bob also has a passion for teaching and taught cybersecurity classes at ESADE's International Business School and has been a guest lecturer at the University of San Francisco's MBA class for the last six years. Bob's career in Silicon Valley spans over 25 years, where he has held leadership roles in product marketing and product management. Before Netskope, Bob was the Chief Evangelist at Riverbed. Bob was a member of the pioneering product team that launched Riverbed from a small start-up of fewer than ten employees to a market leader in WAN optimization with more than 3,000 employees and $1B in annual revenue. Bob was first introduced to the world of cybersecurity as a teenager in the 80s when I hosted a popular (BBS) bulletin board system from his parent’s living room and developed a firewall tool to prevent hackers from infiltrating my site.