Kirk Krappe is the CEO of Apttus, the category-defining quote-to-cash software company based in the Bay Area.
Paul Kocher is the co-author of the widely used SSL 3.0 standard, designed to provide communications security over a computer network.
The sector with the largest increase was professional and business services, representing nearly half of all new jobs created over the past year.
An emerging new pattern in the Bay Area is the qualitative expansion of the opportunities themselves. More and more, employees are being given the chance to write their own job description.
“To succeed, you need to be willing to never stop learning and enjoy working under pressure,” said Steve Grobman is the Chief Technology Officer of Intel Security Group at Intel Corporation.
Information security spending reached $71 billion last year and is expected to increase dramatically to $86 billion by the end of 2016. As a result, employment across the industry is skyrocketing for people with a variety of technical and non-technical skills.
In the San Francisco internet security industry, a bachelor’s degree or higher in the field is highly desirable and oftentimes mandatory, but occasionally, tech professionals go a different direction in college before discovering their niche.
Bret Taylor, Co-Founder and CEO of San Francisco start-up Quip, was formerly CTO of Facebook and co-creator of Google Maps and Google Maps API.
Ramon Chen, VP of Marketing at Reltio says, “There has never been a better time for all things data.”
Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream and one of the world’s most influential African American women in technology.