The Panzura Council Board of Advisors is composed of experts and representatives of the high tech industry. This group is chartered to ensure that the team has a well rounded vision for the ongoing development and growth of Panzura and all Panzura products. The Board of Advisors possess expertise in fields covering the full range of the companies activities and verticals and they provide guidance on particular projects and larger strategic initiatives.
Carl Bass, President and CEO, Autodesk Corporation
Carl Bass is president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Previously he held several executive positions at Autodesk, including CTO and COO. Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. He serves on the Board of Directors of Autodesk, E2open, the Art Center College of Design, and the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Boards of Cornell Computing and Information Science and the UC Berkeley School of Information. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University.
Peter Danzig, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Virtuata Inc.
Peter Danzig advises and invests in early-stage companies. In 2010, he co-founded Virtuata. In 2008, he served as CEO of Wirama Inc. In past years, Peter has advised or invested in several successful networking companies, including Ironport Systems, Riverbed Technologies, Peribit Networks, and Arrowpoint Networks. Danzig was an adjunct associate professor in computer science at the University of Southern California and has taught regularly at Stanford University. His research on Internet object caches resulted in the reference implementation for Internet web caches and the basis of the most successful commercial Content Delivery Networks and products, such as Akamai, Squid, the Cisco cache engine, and Network Appliance’s NetCache. He served as Vice President of Technology of Akamai. Peter served as chief architect and CTO of Network Appliance’s NetCache division. Peter founded Internet Middleware Corporation to build the first industry-grade web caches, and sold the company to Network Appliance in 1997. Peter received his B.S. in Applied Physics from University of California Davis and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley.
Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President, Global Product and Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies
Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President of Global Product and Solutions Marketing for the DevOps products and the CMO for BlazeMeter at CA Technologies. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing products in various DevOps markets spanning all walks of the software development lifecycle. Aruna started her career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard and has held executive leadership roles in engineering and in marketing at HPE, Juniper Networks, and now at CA Technologies. Aruna is a well-renowned thought leader in the areas of DevOps, Digital Transformation, and SDN. She frequently blogs for various publications such as Forbes, Syscon Media, DZone, and Highlights. She is also a published author of DevOps for Digital Leaders on Amazon and Apress with over 50K downloads in 6 months. She is well known in the DevOps community and has led several keynotes in conferences worldwide. In 2016, Aruna was named one of Top 100 The Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal as well as 2016 Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award by the National Diversity Council. Aruna earned her Masters in Computer Engineering and MBA from Santa Clara University.
Alan Saldich, Vice President, Marketing, Cloudera
Alan Saldich is responsible for developing and executing Cloudera’s marketing and communications strategy to support continued business growth and brand awareness. Alan joins Cloudera from Riverbed Technology, a 1,400-employee public company that develops high performance IT infrastructure solutions, where he served as Vice President of Product Marketing. With over 22 years of experience, he has held a variety of leadership roles in marketing, finance and operations at eight companies. Alan holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Eric Wolford, Venture Partner, Accel Partners
Eric Wolford has served in a variety of executive leadership positions in multiple technology and service companies. Most recently, Eric was President, Products Group at Riverbed Technology, a company he joined in its early days in 2003. During his 10+ years at Riverbed, Eric led a number of functions including products, marketing, business and corporate development, engineering and global consulting that helped to take the company public and to deliver growth from 0 to $1B in revenue. Mr. Wolford holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Medicine from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Riverbed Technology, BitTorrent, and Jut.