Anand Oswal is the Senior Vice President & GM for Network Security at Palo Alto Networks. His team of researchers and developers deliver best-in-class enterprise networking products and services to help to protect users, applications and infrastructure from cybersecurity threats.
He is a dynamic leader with a passion for building strong, diverse and motivated teams that excel through a relentless focus on execution. A holder of more than 60 U.S. patents, he focuses on disruptive innovation and inspiring his team to build awesome products and solutions.
Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Anand was SVP, Engineering, for Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking Group. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Starent Networks, and earlier in his career, held leadership roles at Siara Systems, Sun Microsystems and Ericsson.
Anand holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the College of Engineering, Pune, India and a master’s degree in computer networking from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is recognized as a thought leader on innovation, leadership, diversity and the importance of family.