The Qualys Analysts and Investors Day took place on November 15 at 9:00 AM PST. The agenda included presentations on Qualys’ 2019 roadmap as well as customer speakers and a demonstration of our newest solutions.
Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going, and Where Is the Industry Going?
Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO, Qualys
The Disruptive Qualys Cloud Platform and the 2019 Roadmap
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
Measuring Qualys' Business Model and Performance
Melissa Fisher, Chief Financial Officer, Qualys
The View from 451 Research
Scott Crawford, Research Director, 451 Research
The View from a Customer
Peeyush Patel, VP of Information Security, Experian
Peeyush Patel is Vice President of Information Security within the Experian Global Security Office (GSO). He is responsible for the strategy, leadership and governance of Experian’s GSO, including Application Security, Threat Management, Data Protection, and Offensive Security programs.
Scott Crawford is Research Director for the Information Security Channel at 451 Research, where he leads coverage of emerging trends, innovation and disruption in the information security market.
Well known as an industry analyst covering information security prior to joining 451 Research, Scott has experience as both a vendor and an information security practitioner. At IBM, Scott guided offering strategy and development with a primary focus on security intelligence for IBM Security Services. He is the former CISO of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) International Data Centre in Vienna, Austria, where he pioneered the implementation of security policy and architecture for a non-governmental organization (NGO) serving more than 150 nations.
Demonstrating a unique mix of technical vision, marketing and business acumen, Philippe Courtot has repeatedly built innovative companies into industry leaders. As CEO of Qualys, Philippe has worked with thousands of companies to improve their IT security and compliance postures. Philippe received the SC Magazine Editor’s Award in 2004 for bringing on demand technology to the network security industry and for co-founding the CSO Interchange to provide a forum for sharing information in the security industry. He was also named the 2011 CEO of the Year by SC Magazine Awards Europe.
Before joining Qualys, Philippe was the Chairman and CEO of Signio, an electronic payment start-up that he repositioned to become a significant e-commerce player. In February 2000, VeriSign acquired Signio for more than a billion dollars. Today, VeriSign’s payment division, based on the Signio technology, handles 30% of electronic transaction in the U.S., processing $100-million in daily sales. Prior to Signio, Philippe was President and CEO of Verity, where he re-engineered the company to become the leader in enterprise knowledge retrieval solutions. Under Philippe’s direction, the company completed its initial public offering in November 1995. Philippe also turned an unknown company of 12 people, cc:Mail, into the dominant e-mail platform provider, achieving a 40% market share while competing directly against IBM and Microsoft. Acknowledging the market leading position of cc:Mail and the significance of e-mail in corporate environments, Lotus acquired the company in 1991. In 1986, as CEO of Thomson CGR Medical, a medical imaging company, Philippe received the Benjamin Franklin award for his role in the creation of a nationwide advertising campaign promoting the life-saving benefits of mammography. Philippe served on the Board of Trustees for The Internet Society, an international non-profit organization that fosters global cooperation and coordination on the development of the Internet. French and Basque born, he holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of Paris, came to the US in 1981 and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1987.
As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and integrated suite of security and compliance applications. A core systems and database engineer, Sumedh started at Qualys in 2003, architecting and delivering Qualys’ PCI compliance platform to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements. Today, more than 69 percent of ASVs and 50 percent of QSAs worldwide use Qualys PCI to perform PCI DSS certification.
A long time advocate of the SaaS model and cloud computing, Sumedh worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider, before working at Qualys. Previous to Intacct, Sumedh worked at Northwest Airlines to develop complex algorithms for yield and revenue management for their backend reservation system.
Sumedh is active in the PCI and security community working closely with the PCI Council on the development and enhancement of PCI DSS. He co-authored “PCI Compliance for Dummies,” an easy-to-read guide designed to educate merchant organizations about PCI. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.
As the Chief Financial Officer of Qualys, Melissa leads all elements of the company’s finance organization, including finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury and tax. She brings 20 years experience as a strategic financial executive working with technology companies on areas including corporate finance, investor relations, treasury, financial planning and analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate governance. Melissa previously served as VP, FP&A, IR and Treasury at Zynga Inc., a social gaming company.
Prior to Zynga, Fisher served as VP, Corporate Development, IR and Treasury at Digital River, Inc. a global provider of enterprise e-commerce SaaS solutions. Prior to Digital River, she was an investment banker and advised companies on more than $400 billion of transaction volume at Goldman Sachs, Banc of America Securities and Foros. Melissa currently serves as a director and as chair of the Audit Committee on the Board of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. She previously served as a member of the Audit Committee and member of the Board of Directors of Digital Generation, Inc. Melissa received an AB in government from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.