Ivanti appoints curated industry expert Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala as its CPO

Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, Chief Product Officer at Ivanti

Ivanti, the provider of the Ivanti Neurons automation platform that discovers, manages, secures and services IT assets from cloud to edge, today announced the appointment of Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala as the new Chief Product Officer, succeeding Nayaki Nayyar in the role. Dr. Mukkamala will be responsible for overseeing the product strategy, vision and roadmap.

What is the industry expertise of Mukkamala?

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

Prior, 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.

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 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., Support Vectors Intrusion Detection, Behavior Risk Analysis of Vicious Executables, and the Strike Team Program. He also holds a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

Jeff Abbott, Chief Executive Officer of Ivanti

Commenting on the appointment, CEO of Ivanti, Jeff Abbott said, “Sri has been a valuable part of the Ivanti leadership team and is well-suited to step into this role. 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.”

“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 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.”