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Bitglass Accelerates APAC Presence, Appoints First Ever Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan

By Bitglass | Feb 11, 2018, 2:30:00 PM

SYDNEY AND SINGAPORE, 12 February 2018 – Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, is accelerating its global expansion with the appointment of David Shephard as the company’s Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). David’s charter is to build on Bitglass’ existing presence in APJ, capitalizing on growing demand for cloud and mobile security.

Based in Sydney, Shephard brings extensive experience in cyber security having spent the past 15 years driving revenue growth and customer engagement for organisations including Tanium, Telstra and RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

Shephard will now be responsible for building on the early success Bitglass has achieved in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, with a focus on establishing key markets, new channel partner recruitment and enablement and enterprise account development.

“Given the tremendous demand for cloud and mobile security in the region, we are excited to be growing our team and presence under David’s leadership” said Dean Hickman-Smith, SVP of Worldwide Field Operations at Bitglass. “David understands what it takes to build a presence in new markets and has a proven record of implementing successful go-to-market strategies.”

“I’m delighted to have joined Bitglass at this exciting time where adoption of Cloud and Mobile is accelerating,” said Dave Shephard, VP APAC. “Data that moves beyond the firewall and is accessible from unmanaged endpoints presents a range of risks. Enterprises are actively looking for more effective security technologies like cloud access security brokers that help solve real problems.”

According to Gartner’s Steve Riley and Craig Lawson in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers, “By 2020, 60 percent of large enterprises will use a CASB to govern cloud services, up from less than 10 percent today.”*

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn how a Zero-day CASB can help mitigate cloud threats: https://pages.bitglass.com/Webinar-Replay-Zero-Day-Read-Only-Cloud-Apps.html


*Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers by Steve Riley and Craig Lawson, November 30, 2017.

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About Bitglass
Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, is based in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide. Over 300 enterprises worldwide have deployed Bitglass to protect data beyond the firewall and Bitglass was recently named the only Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution.

For further information please contact:

David Bass - Bass Public Relations

T: 02 9922 6820

M: 0416 017 194

E: david@basspr.com.au