Today we are talking to Kevin Lund, the CTO at Authentic8. And we discuss using previous experience to set yourself up for success, the differences between inward and outward facing CTOs and how being passionate about the business first will help the product deliver more value.
All of this, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
Kevin is Chief Technical Officer of Authentic8. Prior to this, he was Staff Engineer at Google. He came to Google via the acquisition of Postini, where he led the anti-threat team and served as Principal System Architect. Kevin holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of California where he specialized in machine learning and computational psycholinguistics.
Authentic8 enables anyone, anywhere, on any device to experience the web without risk. The Silo Web Isolation Platform by Authentic8 separates the things you care about like apps, data and devices, from the things you cannot trust like public websites, external users and unmanaged devices. Silo executes all web code in a secure, isolated environment that is managed by policy, to provide protection and oversight. The world’s most at-risk organizations rely on Silo to deliver trust where it cannot otherwise be guaranteed.
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