Boris Chen is vice president of engineering and co-founder of tCell, an AppSec startup providing next-generation real-time attack detection and prevention for applications built for the cloud. He has over 20 years of industry experience building high-performance web infrastructure and data technology. Before co-founding tCell in 2014, Boris spent five years at Splunk as VP of engineering, from startup through IPO, where he helped drive Splunk's to petabyte-scale deployments, verticals, and big data integrations. Prior to joining Splunk, Boris was director of engineering at LucidEra, an early "business intelligence as a service" innovator. At BEA Systems, where he was part of the original WebLogic acquisition, he led engineering teams in WLS, JRockit, and WLI. Boris started his career at Sybase. Boris holds a B.S. in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley.