Expert Speakers

Gil Zimmermann

CEO & Co-Founder

Gil is the CEO and Co-Founder at Cloudlock. Under Gil’s leadership, Cloudlock has grown into the market leader for cloud cybersecurity with more than 6 million enterprise users secured by Cloudlock’s products.

Prior to founding Cloudlock, Gil was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) at Cedar Fund. Gil has over 20 years of experience and has held key leadership positions at EMC Corporation and Sun Microsystems. Gil began his career in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) with several technology leadership positions in the Military Intelligence Elite Computer Projects Unit.

Gil was named 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year New England winner and is a frequent speaker at key cloud cybersecurity and industry events. He has presented at the Dreamforce Conference, The CFO Technology Conference and the Israeli Cyber Security Showcase. He has been featured in Forbes, Talkin’ Cloud, SecurityWeek, BetaBoston, and more. Gil is the organizer of the Boston branch of, the world’s largest group of Israel-related entrepreneurs, executives and investors helping advance Israeli startups.

Gil has a High-Tech MBA from Northeastern University, and holds a double major BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University, and is a graduate of MAMRAM (Elite software developer program at IDF Computer
& Technology Unit).

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  • Cloud Enterprise Security / Information Security
  • Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk & Compliance
Speaking Engagements:
  • Dreamforce 2014
  • The 2014 CFO Technology Conference - Technologies Changing the Way We Work and Live
  • Dreamforce 2013
  • Israeli Cyber Security Showcase: Answering Tomorrow's Challenges (2014)
  • 7th Annual All About the Cloud - SIIA (2012)
  • Boston SecureWorld Expo (2012)
  • 8th Annual East Coast Emerging Growth and Digital Media Conference hosted by America's Growth Capital (2011)

Ron Zalkind

CTO & Co-Founder

As CTO Ron is responsible for Cloudlock’s overall technology and product vision and continuous innovation. Prior to founding Cloudlock, Ron was Director of Product Management at Interwise (acquired by AT&T), and held varied Engineering Management positions in Private and Military sectors such as the Israeli Air Force Software Development unit, where he worked on the development of mission critical intelligence systems. Ron has over 20 years of experience building complex software systems and product platforms.

Ron was named a CTO of the Year Finalist for the 2014 MassTLC Leadership Awards and Winner of the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards. He has been featured in SecurityWeek, TechCrunch, Boston Business Journal, and more. Ron has spoken at Dreamforce 2014, as well as the 2014 MassTLC Security Conference: Building Security InTo an Insecure World.

Ron has a BA in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and is a graduate of MAMRAM (elite software developer program at IDF Computer & Technology Unit)

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  • Technology as a Business Enabler
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Security
  • Threat Intelligence
Speaking Engagements:
  • Dreamforce 2014
  • 2014 MassTLC Security Conference: Building Security InTo an Insecure World

Tsahy Shapsa

VP Business Development & Co-Founder

As VP of Business Development, Tsahy is responsible for leading the company's corporate and business development efforts. Prior to co-founding Cloudlock, he held various business and technology management roles with companies like Sun Microsystems and Network Appliance, both domestically and internationally.

Tsahy is the founder and organizer of the Boston Cloud Services meetup with over 220 members, as well as the Boston Amazon Web Services meetup. He has been featured in NetworkWorld, Talkin' Cloud, and more. Tsahy has spoken at the Privacy Academy and CSA Congress 2014, the 2014 AGC Partners' Tenth Annual West Coast InfoSec and Technology Growth Conference, and the Data Storage and Security Summit - Israel NE Business Council in 2011.

Tsahy served in the Israeli Prime Minister's office as a security team leader. As an Officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Tsahy held various combat leadership positions.

Tsahy holds a double major BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.

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  • Cloud Data Security
  • Cloud Collaboration
  • Information Security
  • Data Storage & Security
Speaking Engagements:
  • Privacy Academy and CSA Congress 2014
  • AGC Partners' Tenth Annual West Coast InfoSec and Technology Growth Conference (2014)
  • Data Storage and Security Summit - Israel NE Business Council (2011)

Bernd Leger

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Bernd is in charge of driving Cloudlock's go-to-market strategy, including inbound marketing, product marketing, content marketing, public and analyst relations, marketing communications and sales enablement. He has 20 years of experience in helping transform fast growing companies.

Before Cloudlock, Bernd was the VP of Marketing for Localytics, helping establish the company as the leading provider for app marketing and analytics being used in more than 37,000 apps on more than 2.7 billion devices. Prior to Localytics, Bernd built the marketing organization at Rapid7 from the ground up and implemented a freemium-driven inbound marketing strategy that helped propel the company to 900% revenue growth in a span of 4 years.

Earlier in his career, Bernd held numerous marketing leadership roles at Veracode, Oblicore (acquired by CA), Navisite (acquired by Time Warner Cable) and Surebridge (acquired by Navisite).

Bernd is a frequent speaker at conferences such as MassTLC, LinkedIn TalentConnect, DisruptHR and Ascent Venture Partners' B2B IT Forum. He has guest lectured at the MBA Program at Boston College and at the Startup Institute in Boston and has written two books.

Bernd has a MBA from the University of Munich in Germany and has completed studies at Georgetown University.

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  • Cloud Security
  • Talent Branding
  • Marketing Best Practices
  • Technology and Startup Innovation
  • Marketing Analytics
Speaking Engagements:
  • DisruptHR Boston (2017)
  • LinkedIn Talent Brand Executive Workshop (2016)
  • LinkedIn Talent Connect (2015)
  • Bessemer CMO Advisory Board Meetup: Marketing Metrics Magic (2014)
  • MassTLC Innovation Unconference: Pitch Perfect (2013)

Jennifer Sand

VP Product Management

As Cloudlock’s VP Product Management, Jennifer is responsible for defining the company’s product strategy, including defining and executing on the product roadmap, user experience, and coordinating the delivery and launch of high value solutions.

For over 10 years, Jennifer has combined her deep technical skills with advanced market insights and business expertise to define and deliver enterprise-class SaaS and cloud solutions.

Prior to Cloudlock, Jennifer led many product management and engineering efforts, most recently managing the core technology behind the Compuware APM Synthetic Performance Monitoring product line.

She has been featured in EContent Magazine, IPTV Magazine, InformationWeek, NetworkWorld and more.

Jennifer holds a BA from Wellesley College.

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  • Compliance & Security in the Cloud
  • Streaming Performance
  • Web Performance Benchmarking
Speaking Engagements:
  • Dreamforce 2014
  • National Association of Broadcasters 2013
  • Akamai Edge 2012

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