Srinivas Mantripragada is a seasoned product and technology executive with over 25 years of experience in technology strategy, product execution, architecture, GTM and research. He currently is an Investor/Venture advisor to multiple VC and Private Equity firms and sits in the Advisory Boards for a dozen early-mid stage startups. Most recently, he was the CTO/VP of IBM Cloud (NASDAQ: IBM) Infrastructure, Platform and Watson Services. Prior to that, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Foundation Capital, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm focusing on Cloud Infrastructure, Security, Automation and Big Data Analytics. Prior, he was VP, Technology at Infoblox (NASDAQ: BLOX) leading their DNS infrastructure and security initiatives. He was also the Director of Advanced technology at Determina, an innovative cybersecurity firm which was acquired by VMWare and Chief Architect at Barracuda networks (NASDAQ: CUDA), a worldwide leader in Web Application Security. Prior to that, he was an early compiler and chip architect at MIPS and Silicon Graphics. Srinivas co-Authored more than 60+ technical/ product/ research peer reviewed publications, journals, 6 patents with 2 standards defined. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.