Partha is a partner at Trend Micro Venture arm and is also responsible for leading Trend Micro’s corporate development/strategy efforts. In his current role, he is responsible for identifying and investing in early stage growth companies focused on IoT, Blockchain and Infrastructure/Security. Additionally, he also works with other strategic alliances, channel partners, Venture Capital and Private Equity firms to drive business development activities that uniquely combines investments with strategic alliance and channel partnerships.
Prior to this role, he lead corporate & business development activities including M&A, strategic investments, global alliances strategy and channel partners ecosystem. His responsibilities include managing Alliances and driving GTM initiatives with partners such as Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Vmware, Google, HP, IBM and Global SI’s such as Accenture, Deloitte, Cognizant, Capgemini, Wipro, Infosys, CSC, CGI etc. Prior to this, he was responsible for driving US channel strategy and subsequently global channel strategy including launch of new global partner program. Partha joined Trend Micro in 2009 through the acquisition of Third Brigade, where Partha served as the Vice President of Client Services. Partha has also held various senior management positions with Entrust, Encommerce and CMC.
Partha has 20 years of experience in the Information Security business, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) as well as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Partha also has an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Robert Smith School of Business (University of Maryland). Partha is a frequent speaker and representative at industry events and forums around the world.