Ivanti appoints tech exec veteran Dr Srinivas Mukkamala as Chief Product Officer

September 23, 2022 at 02:13

Automation platform provider Ivanti has appointed Dr Srinivas Mukkamala as its new Chief Product Officer to succeed iNayaki Nayyar in the role.

Ivanti says Dr Mukkamala will be responsible for overseeing the company’s product strategy, vision and roadmap.

Dr Mukkamala has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security Solutions since the acquisition of RiskSense in August 2021 and Ivanti says he has been instrumental in integrating the RiskSense team and portfolio into the company and driving the overall security solution vision.

Prior to joining Ivanti Dr Mukkamala was CEO and Founder of RiskSense, a pioneer in risk-based vulnerability management and prioritisation, to drive the next evolution of patch management.

“Sri has been a valuable part of the Ivanti leadership team and is well-suited to step into this role,” said Jeff Abbott, CEO of Ivanti. “His promotion to the CPO role ensures continued excellent momentum with our product management and engineering team – and consistent, high-quality delivery of Ivanti solutions to our customers.”

Ivanti says Dr Mukkamala is a recognised authority in artificial intelligence (AI) and neural network communities with more than 20 years of experience in developing first-to-market solutions and using computational analysis to proactively defend against the cybercrime industry.

Dr Mukkamala previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer and CTO for a think tank that advised the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community that developed Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism Against the U.S. (CACTUS), Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables (BRAVE), and the Strike Team Program. He also holds a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.

“I joined Ivanti because of the talented executive team and the opportunity to disrupt the IT and security markets,” said Srinivas Mukkamala, Chief Product Officer at Ivanti.

“Joining Ivanti was a thoughtful choice a little over a year ago and was because of the opportunity it provided to transform patch management with risk-based vulnerability management and automated patch intelligence to defend against sophisticated cyber threats. My focus will be solving customer problems and leading our talented product and engineering teams who are passionate about innovating and bringing our solutions to market.”