Muddu Sudhakar

, 03/02/2018

Dr. Muddu Sudhakar is a successful entrepreneur, executive and angel investor in Silicon Valley. Muddu is Investor and Board member of Aisera, hot silicon valley Cloud, AI and Machine learning Startup.  Muddu was SVP & GM of IT Operations Management (ITOM) at ServiceNow from 2016-2017. Prior to that, Muddu was VP & GM of Big Data, Machine Learning/AI, Security and IoT at Splunk ( from 2014-2016.  At Splunk, Muddu worked on applications of AI/Machine learning, Big data platform, Thin & Thick AI AI/ML Apps, Open source technologies, IoT Analytics solutions and Cyber Security products. Before that, Muddu was CEO of Caspida (, a leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection using machine learning. Muddu and the Caspida team were instrumental in creating a new cybersecurity market category called “User Behavioral Analytics (UBA)”.  Earlier, Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas ( which was acquired by VMware in 2012.  Muddu then served as VP & GM at VMware ( and Pivotal ( ) for Big Data Analytics, Machine learning and Cloud Services from 2012 to 2014.  From 2003 to 2010, Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon (, which was acquired by EMC ( Muddu led Kazeon to be a leader in Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets within the Enterprise Informatoin Management sector.  At EMC ( Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Before Kazeon in 2003, Muddu was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003.  From 1996 to 2000, Muddu was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Dr. Muddu Sudhakar holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.Tech. in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 40 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Cloud Services, SaaS Apps, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage technologies, SAN/NAS, Server technologies, Virtualization, Search, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.