Dr Srinivas Vadlamani is a hands on expert in designing databases, big data management systems and security solutions. He is the founder / CTO of Cyral, a venture backed data security startup. He was most recently the founder and chief architect at Imanis Data, a big data protection pioneer that was acquired by Cohesity. He was previously the architect at Couchbase, where he worked on their NoSQL query engine, and before that was the database architect at Aster Data, a Sequoia backed big data startup that was acquired by Teradata. His research spanning database, infrastructure and security has been published in several peer reviewed conferences and spawned multiple patents.