Cohesity Names Industry Leaders – Indra Nooyi, Jim Snabe, Ken Denman, and Tami Erwin – to Newly Formed CEO Advisory Council

Council to Serve as Senior Advisors to the CEO to Advance Cohesity’s Leadership Position and Provide Strategic Insights

Cohesity CEO Advisory Council from left to right: Indra Nooyi, Jim Snabe, Ken Denman and Tami Erwin. (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, today announced that Indra Nooyi, Jim Snabe, Ken Denman, and Tami Erwin have joined a newly formed CEO Advisory Council. This group of well-respected and deeply connected industry leaders will help guide Cohesity’s CEO and executive staff, as Cohesity expands its ambitions as a leader in AI-powered data security and data management. As strategic advisors, they will offer business insights to the CEO of Cohesity that inform and influence the company’s strategy and success.

“I am honored and humbled that these incredible leaders have agreed to provide their strategic expertise, as we scale Cohesity to new heights,” said Sanjay Poonen, president and CEO, Cohesity. “I have had deep respect for all of these leaders over the many years I have known them, as friends and mentors to me. They are some of the best leaders in the industry. Today, data is a uniquely valuable resource that can be a significant advantage. Protecting our customer’s data, and providing insights into it, is our core mission, with a set of ground-breaking technologies in AI, Security, and Cloud. I believe the advice and insight provided by Indra, Jim, Ken, and Tami will help us advance our strategies and scale our business globally.”

The newly formed Cohesity CEO Advisory Council will advise the Cohesity CEO and executive team on trends and emerging opportunities - providing thoughtful insights on driving innovation and engaging with enterprise customers and industry leaders.

The council is comprised of the following leading industry experts:

  • Indra Nooyi: Former Chair and CEO of PepsiCo. Current Board Director at Amazon, Philips, and the International Cricket Council. Named in the Top 10 of the Fortune Most Powerful Women List for several years.
  • Jim Snabe: Chairman at Siemens and Northvolt. Current Board Director at Former Co-CEO of SAP. Member of Board of Trustees of World Economic Forum.
  • Ken Denman: General Partner at Sway Ventures. Current Board Director at Costco, VMware, and Motorola Solutions. Former CEO of iPass, Openwave, and Emotient.
  • Tami Erwin: Former CEO & EVP of Verizon Business. Current Board Director at John Deere and York Space Systems, a member of Aptiv’s Strategic and Technology Advisory Council, and an Operating Partner at Digital Gravity. Named in Fortune's Most Powerful Women List.

“All enterprise organizations survive and thrive on their ability to manage, secure, and understand data. Anything that compromises that ability can not only limit opportunities for expansion and growth, but can also thwart a thriving economy,” said Nooyi. “I’ve had a growing friendship with Sanjay Poonen, and believe in his vision, and as such, I’m excited to join Cohesity’s CEO Advisory Council, as the company continues to grow its AI-powered data-security and management platform.”

Cohesity has a unique position in a market with incredible growth potential, as security, cloud, and AI have become mission-critical imperatives in nearly every board room and organization. Industries worldwide must secure and manage data in a world of increasing cyberattacks, including ransomware, and at the same time business leaders require faster and deeper insights into data that help them make better decisions.

IDC ranked Cohesity the fastest growing of the Top 25 players in their latest Worldwide Data Replication and Protection Software Market Shares Report, July 20231. Also, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, named Sanjay Poonen to its exclusive 2023 Top 25 Innovators list, an annual list that honors the passionate and hard-working technology executives who are supporting, growing, and redefining the IT channel, while also demonstrating their commitment to drive innovation for technology products, solutions and services. See:

About Cohesity

Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners, Cohesity makes it easy to secure, protect, manage, and get value from data — across the data center, edge, and cloud. Cohesity helps organizations defend against cybersecurity threats with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based threat detection, monitoring for malicious behavior, and rapid recovery at scale. Cohesity solutions can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner. Cohesity is headquartered in San Jose, CA and is trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, including six of the Fortune 10 and 42 of the Fortune 100.

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1 IDC, Worldwide Data Replication and Protection Software Market Shares, 2022: A Flip at the Top, doc #US51020123, IDC, July 2023


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