“I joined Netskope as a technical advisor because I believe Netskope has created the largest distributed edge computing topology that provides the fastest critical security solutions for businesses deployed across multiple clouds.
Netskope identified this customer need years ago and made significant investments in hyperscale edge computing site infrastructure to address latency, bandwidth, cloud independence, and privacy requirements.”
“I joined Netskope as a technical advisor because of the creative solution and expansive infrastructure they have created. Security is a complex field with various problems and solutions.
My 30-year career in building, improving, and scaling infrastructure will allow me to provide Netskope with a diverse point of view, and help continue their market success.”
Elaine Feeney currently serves as a Board Trustee for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Colorado, a Board Advisor for PointOne Development, and President of Great Divide Investments.
Prior to these roles, Elaine served as Vice President of Infrastructure Global Expansion for Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she was responsible for expanding AWS’s worldwide data center facilities and network infrastructure. Elaine oversaw the strategy, planning, and contracting of data center facilities, edge nodes/POPs, dark fiber, subsea cables, and land to continually increase the AWS infrastructure portfolio across the globe.
Prior to AWS, Elaine was the CEO of Wayin, a social media search and analytics startup. Before that, Elaine focused on her passion for renewable energy and was responsible for the business development, negotiations, and construction of large renewable energy plants.
Additionally, she has more than 25 years of diverse entrepreneurial experience and software engineering leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies, including Sun Microsystems, Citibank, and MCI.
Elaine has a passion for sustainability and has focused on contributing her technical background and experience to its highest and best use by actively engaging with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and TechStars to mentor innovative startups to solve the world’s biggest problems related to water, air, and climate issues. She has been recognized as a strong technical leader by achieving “Outstanding Women in Business,” “Entrepreneur of the Year,” and “CEO of the Year” finalist awards. Elaine also dedicates time to advocating the benefits of women leaders and increasing the number of women in leadership and technology-related jobs.
Alan Hannan has served as a Vice President in operations, engineering, product management, and technology at four public companies, which include Internap, Alcatel-Lucent, Global Crossing, and most recently CrowdStrike. At CrowdStrike, Alan played a pivotal role in growing the company from roughly 450 customers in its early days to more than 15,000 customers today. He also helped expand CrowdStrike’s total addressable market (TAM) from $15B to more than $50B, as well as helped the company achieve an outstanding Net Promoter Score (NPS), an industry-recognized measure of customer experience and business growth potential.
Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Alan was Director of Cloud Operations at Aruba Networks. Throughout his career, Alan’s primary focus has been on people and products, combined with the automation and optimization of processes. His early career was at MIDNet, a pre-commercial internet NSFNet regional network provider, which later became a backbone internet service provider (ISP), where he focused on optimizing internet routing, before moving on to manage large IT systems in both public and private clouds. In 2000, Alan started the company called NetVMG, which was later sold to Internap in 2004.
Having spent 18 years working in the Bay area, Alan now resides outside of Omaha, NE with his wife, three kids, and two dogs. Alan is also an avid fan of 80s and 90s punk music, home automation, and mid-century Italian movies.
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