Sekhar Sarukkai is a co-founder and vice president of engineering at Skyhigh Networks, where he is responsible for engineering and operations. He brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise networking, security, and cloud services development. Prior to founding Skyhigh Networks, Sekhar was a senior director of engineering at Cisco Systems responsible for delivering Cisco's market leading network access control products, including Cisco's Identity Services Engine. He joined Cisco through Cisco's acquisition of Securent where he was a cofounder and CTO/VP of engineering. Prior to Securent, Sekhar was founder and CTO/VP of engineering of Confluent Software, which was acquired by Oblix/Oracle. Sekhar also previously worked as a senior researcher at HP Labs where he was granted many patents in the areas of web services, parallel computing, caching, and one of the earliest patents on browsing the web using speech. He obtained his MS/PhD in Computer Science from Indiana University.