Cian O’Brien has been a driving force in Silicon Valley for 30 years. An innovative and versatile technologist, he has led the software evolution to the modern cloud landscape that we are familiar with today. With his deep understanding of the software development lifecycle, Cian established one of the first SaaS-based Application Performance Monitoring businesses for Mercury Interactive, expanding that business to become a global SaaS juggernaut at HP. Cian comes to Virsec having built world-class technical sales teams for successful cloud disruptors New Relic, Sumo Logic, and Contrast Security. A master of the Dev/Sec/Ops revolution, Cian continues to drive innovation and adoption in the industry.
Cian carries a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude from San Francisco State University, and lectures on such topics as the philosophy of science and artificial intelligence.