MyStory featuring Kumar Ramachandran, Co-founder of Clou...
Sep 14, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles)

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My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur Featuring Kumar Ramachandran - Creating a multi-billion dollar market category and building a company recognized as a leader in the market!

How do you create a multi-billion dollar market category, take on deeply entrenched incumbents and establish leadership in that category? For Kumar Ramachandran, it started with identifying technology transitions that could deliver 100X customer value compared to legacy solutions. But for David to disrupt the Goliaths that dominated the market, it was also necessary to disrupt the business models and Go-To-Market (GTM) process. Kumar co-founded CloudGenix in 2013 and created the Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) market. CloudGenix had a vision of delivering 10X better networks at one-tenth the cost of legacy models. Going from 10 slides on a PowerPoint to becoming the solution that the largest banks, retailers, manufacturers, governments, and hi-tech organizations rely on was a rollicking roller-coaster of a journey. CloudGenix was successfully acquired by Palo Alto Networks in April 2020 for USD $420 Million and was probably one of the first acquisitions to be completed over a Zoom call!

At this event, you will gain insights from the CloudGenix journey - the peaks and the valleys, the good decisions, and the mistakes. As Kumar likes to say, “All great efforts will have mistakes, the smart thing to do is to make new ones, not the ones others have already made and we can learn from!”.

Join us virtually for this inspiring talk to ask questions, learn from the experience of a highly successful entrepreneur known for building and scaling successful companies, and connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

About Kumar Ramchandran

Kumar is currently Senior-Vice President at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to this, he co-founded CloudGenix in March 2013 and was its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding CloudGenix, Kumar held leadership roles in Product Management and Marketing for the multi-billion-dollar branch routing and WAN optimization businesses at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, he managed applications and infrastructure for large companies such as Citibank and Providian Financial. Kumar holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Bombay.

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Want to know how he did it and how you can apply his learnings in your business? Then join us for this inspiring virtual session on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

TiE Host:
Naveen Bisht, Chair, My Story Program, TiE Silicon Valley

6:00 PM – Introduction and Program
6:45 PM - Q & A
7:00 PM- Adjourn

For more information contact:

Vrushali Malpekar [email protected]

My Story – TiE SV Original Program

This talk is part of TiE SV’s monthly program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words that are both inspiring and educational. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they had avoided and key decisions that helped make their venture successful. Audience questions are encouraged.

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MyStory featuring Kumar Ramachandran, Co-founder of CloudGenix

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