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Vasu Jakkal, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, FireEye
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Anand Oswal: Anand serves as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Networking Group. He is responsible for building the complete set of platforms and solutions for the Cisco enterprise networking portfolio. The portfolio spans enterprise products across routing, access switching, IoT connectivity, wireless, and network/cloud services deployed at customers worldwide.Anand joined Cisco via the acquisition of Starent Networks, a leader in mobile packet core gateways. At Starent he was responsible for building revolutionary, industry-leading telecom products that were also maximized for profitable growth. Earlier still, he held leadership roles at Siara Systems, acquired by Redback Networks, Sun Microsystems, and Ericsson. Anand is a dynamic leader, building strong, diverse, and motivated teams that continually excel through a relentless focus on execution. He holds more than 50 U.S. patents and is focused on innovation and inspiring his team to build awesome products and solutions. Anand holds a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from the College of Engineering, Pune, India and a master's degree in computer networking from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Prasad Gune : Most recently, Prasad was SVP, Product at OpenTable, leading the global product vision, strategy & development for all consumer and restaurant products & experiences. Prior to joining OpenTable, Mr. Gune served as product lead for LinkedIn Recruiter, building it from its infancy into LinkedIn’s flagship monetization product within the Talent Solutions business. Prior to LinkedIn, Mr. Gune held senior product management roles at Oracle and Siebel Systems as well as various consulting roles at Bain & Company. He holds a B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune, as well as a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Preeti Rathi: Preeti is a partner at Ignition Partners, where she is focused on ML/AI enabled applications for industries undergoing digital transformation. Her current investments at Ignition include Tractable, CrowdAI, and a startup in stealth mode. Prior to Ignition, Preeti was a principal at Opus Capital, where she invested in Big Data and Machine Learning startups such as Turi (acquired by Apple) and Edunav. Preeti has also worked on the venture and strategic investments team at Juniper Networks where she invested in Wickr and Vectra Networks, among others. Preeti has a strong operating background and has held various roles in product management and development in the enterprise and mobility at Cisco. She holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.
Vasu Jakkal: As FireEye Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Vasu oversees the company’s global marketing organization. She joined FireEye in September 2017, bringing 18 years of technology industry experience, including senior management roles at Brocade, LSI and Intel. Prior to FireEye, Vasu was vice president of corporate marketing at Brocade. She previously served as chief of staff to LSI's CEO and was head of strategic initiatives and marketing for the company. Earlier in her career, she spent more than a decade at Intel in a variety of leadership roles in marketing, engineering, strategy, and general management. Vasu holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from College of Engineering, Pune, and she is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Education in Strategic Marketing Management program.