A product builder by profession, people builder by choice and creative builder by passion, Deepak is a technical business professional with strong interests in Security, Product Management, Big Data & Machine Learning. He has broad set of educational and career experiences grounded in Technology, Business, Strategy and Education.
Literally, “DEEPAK” means THE LIGHT and my family name “PANIGRAHY” means SUBMISSION FULLY, probably for submission or sacrificing life for a cause, making the meaning of life FRUITFUL in true sense, in gist. For Deepak, Life is all about LOVE and TRUST. Deepak dreams BIG and is determined to achieve them one day. He has always believed that impossible things in this world are there only to make them possible and carve a way out of them. That is what SUCCESS truly means and he believes in living by this belief. Of course, that makes him very much addicted to his own Dreams and Hopes and that is what keeps him kicking every day he wakes up.
Deepak is, currently, the Co-Founder of InstaSafe Technologies Pvt Ltd, a cloud security firm based in Bangalore, India. He has experience in the domain of software security products, formulating strategies for marketing and fund raising campaigns. At InstaSafe, he champions the product management and customer development strategies. Launched at UnPluggd, India’s largest startup Conference, and incubated at Microsoft Ventures Accelerator and supported by Cirix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program, InstaSafe has more than 20 Enterprise customers and was awarded as the CIO Choice 2015 for the Cloud Security by the esteemed CIO community of India and ratified by KPMG. Deepak has led InstaSafe at various public events, including winning the BEST PITCH at Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program Demo Day. Recognised as one of the TOP 10 B2B startups from India by IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program, InstaSafe has won many accolades, including HOT 100 2014, Red Herring Asia Finalists 2013, TiE Anthah Prerana Finalists 2014, Cisco EIR Finalists 2014, Microsoft BizSpark Bangalore Region 2nd Runners-Up 2013 and many more, With its raving and innovative product offering, InstaSafe Secure Access (ISA), InstaSafe is taking on various challenges of the market heads-on. InstaSafe is proud to be recognized as the youngest firm to be listed in the Nasscom Product Excellence Matrix in the Enterprise Mobility segment, powered by Frost & Sullivan.
Prior to InstaSafe, Deepak worked as the “Product Head” at Nevales Networks Private Limited, one of the hottest startups of India. Nevales Networks is a Nasscom Emerge 50 startup for 2011 and won as the top 10 technology SaaS startups in 2012. He focused to envision the secure business cloud product vision of Nevales to meet the requirements of Small Medium Enterprises and assisting partners to chose the best security solutions for their customers. He championed the product development, architect, design and strategy for N300-X with the Nevales Centralized Management Portal (NCMP). My work included identifying and evaluating new technical solutions available in the market. He has considerable experience in designing and implementing security solutions based on identity access management and encryption technologies for a wide range of industries. Multi-disciplined with experience from architectural design, implementation and systems maintenance, he was responsible for interacting with customers worldwide. especially India, to translate future needs to product plans of Nevales.
Deepak has spent 5.5 years at Database Security team of Oracle India Private Limited and and Identity Access Management Research team of Motorola India Research Labs. At Oracle, he was the core team member of a product, Advanced Security Options (ASO), which went on to become the largest revenue generating product among all streams of products in the Database Security.
Deepak is, also, a regular public speaker and is a certified “Competent Communicator” and “Advanced Leader-Bronze” by Toastmasters International, California, USA. He has been speaker and part of Panel discussions for Cloud Security Alliance, Bangalore Chapter and has been a consistent contributor to the Annual G20 Startup Report, published in partnership of Accenture.
Deepak holds Masters of Technology (Information Technology) from International Institute of Information Technology (Formerly, Indian Institute of Information Technology), Bangalore (Deemed University) and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science) from Utkal University.
Disclaimer: All contents in the blogs are my personal perspectives based on mixture of personal and social group experiences, and have nothing to do with whoever my current employer is or past employers were. It will just be completely coincidental if there will be any resemblance to any circumstance.