Aparna Rayasam

APARNA RAYASAM has over 19 years of experience in software engineering, working of some of the most challenging technical problems in the industry. She started her career as a programmer, led design development and delivery of many complex solutions and grew to be a technical leader in a career that spanned across Adobe Systems, Bea Technologies and Akamai Technologies. Rayasam’s diverse leadership experience includes leading application server development, business intelligence solutions for financial systems, and most recently the development of all of Akamai’s web security products, including Kona site defender, siteshield, Kona DDoS defender and bot manager. She is currently the senior director of engineering in the cloud security BU at Akamai, where she utilizes her deep technical and leadership experience to create products that have established Akamai as a leader in the rapidly evolving cloud security landscape. Rayasam also leads a thriving employee resource group at Akamai, the Women’s Forum, with chapters for employees in the U.S., EMEA, and APJ-India. She earned a B.S. in information science and engineering from Bangalore University, India. @akamai

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