Dr. Muddu Sudhakar – Entrepreneur & Executive
Muddu Sudhakar (Twitter: @smuddu) was VP & GM of Big Data, Machine Learning/AI, Security and IoT, Splunk. At Splunk Muddu worked on applications of AI/Machine learning, Big data platform, Thin & Thick App development platform, Open source technologies, IoT Analytics solutions and Cyber Security products. Before that Muddu was CEO of Caspida, a leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection using Machine learning. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware and Pivotal from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics, Machine learning and Cloud Services. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas which was acquired by VMware in 2012. At EMC Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu work involved Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Information Services at EMC. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 which was acquired by EMC. Muddu led Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003. From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. He holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has more than 25 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.