Securonix, a security analytics company, has announced that it has appointed Venkat Kotla as chief technology officer. In this role, Kotla will be leading and scaling the company’s engineering function and fostering partnerships with technology companies to support the growing demand for the company’s Unified Defense SIEM platform.
“As we continue to evolve and move into our next phase of growth, it is critical for our platform to scale with enterprise-grade reliability and meet the growing needs of modern enterprises charged with defending an expanding threat landscape,” said Nayaki Nayyar, Chief Executive Officer, Securonix.
“Venkat’s deep experience with advanced technologies, including AI, successfully expanding technology partnerships and streamlining processes across multiple stakeholders will be invaluable in driving product development that protects our customers from internal and external threats,” Nayyar added.
Kotla work experience includes stint at Google
Kotla has more than 25 years of experience at enterprise software companies, and a track record of driving engineering innovation at global organisations. He most recently served as vice president and head of engineering for economy BU at Atlassian that provides workplace productivity tools such as Jira, Confluence and Trello.
Kotla helped grow the Economy line of business to more than $500 million ARR, which empowered global organisations to become more nimble, creative and aligned with the marketplace, ecosystem, partnerships, distribution and commerce billing platform.
Prior to joining Atlassian, Kotla spent over 14 years in senior engineering leadership roles at Google. He spent more than three years at Google as the senior director of engineering for Google Assistant and the Google Looker, a multi-cloud enterprise SaaS for business intelligence, data applications, and embedded analytics.
“I’m excited to join a team that is hyper focused on product development and deeply committed to innovation,” said Kotla.
“SIEM is the backbone of cybersecurity defences, and Securonix has long been the industry’s premier solution provider. I look forward to working with the leadership team to incorporate advanced technologies into the platform and aggressively develop new partnerships with the world’s leading technology providers,” he added.
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