It's been a seismic year for the global economy, and now sector has been immune to the aftershocks. Where does this leave the cybersecurity marketplace, and what is the outlook for market growth and hot technologies as we approach 2021? In this exclusive session, Alberto Yépez of ForgePoint Capital shares insight on:
The changing economic landscape
State of venture capital funding
COVID-19 impact on buyers, suppliers and how technology categories
Co-Founder and Managing Director, ForgePoint Capital
Alberto Yepez is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry and has played significant roles as entrepreneurial and public company CEO, board member, angel and venture capital investor. He currently focuses on cybersecurity investments.
He serves on the boards of 4iQ (Chairman), AlienVault (Chairman), Attivo Networks, Bayshore Networks, BehavioSec, CyberCube Analytics, HyTrust, Mocana (Chairman), Mojo Networks, ReversingLabs (observer) and Uptycs. Past boards include BlueCat (acq Madison Dearborn), enCommerce (acq Entrust), Entrust (ENTU taken private), Neohapsis (acq Cisco), Qualys (QLYS), Solera Networks (acq BlueCoat), Third Brigade (acq TrendMicro), Thor Technologies (acq Oracle) & Vitria (VITR). He was angel investor in Apigee (acq Google), Palerra (acq Oracle) & Securant (acq Cisco).
Yepez has previously held senior leadership roles at Apple & Oracle, was consultant to the US Department of Defense (DeVenCI), member of the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and of the Technology Pioneers Global Community of the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) & Chairman of the Board of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).