Someone Like Me, Someone Like You

techlogoI took a seat at the boardroom table. It was my first time presenting to the executive team since joining so I quickly scanned the room for allies. I shot a tentative smile toward the woman next to me and she smiled back, but it was clear that we were outnumbered, by at least ten to one. Over the last 15 years of working at technology companies, inside and outside of Silicon Valley, I’ve lost count of the times I was the only woman in a meeting room.

Early in my career it made me question if I belonged because there were no role models who looked like me.

When you look at it by the numbers*, this situation comes …

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The Value of Hybrid Highlighted as Splunk is Honored by SC Magazine Awards

Every organization has a cloud strategy. It’s a journey, but the destination is clear. And, it’s my experience that regardless of what mile marker organizations have just passed on the road to cloud, they’re likely operating a hybrid environment. This means they are running solutions both on-premises and in the cloud. To support this strategy, we offer hybrid delivery options – supporting both on-premises and cloud solutions – one of the differentiated values we provide our Splunk customers.

And today, I’m excited to share that our differentiated value just got a big boost asSCMagazineAwards2 Splunk Enterprise won a Trust award for “Best Fraud Prevention Solution” and Splunk Enterprise Security won a Trust award for “Best SIEM Solution” from SC …

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It’s (partner) Awards Season!

Aldo Dossola, AVP North America Channel Sales

Aldo Dossola, Splunk, AVP North America Channel Sales named a 2016 Channel Chief by CRN

Congrats to Splunk’s AVP of North America Partner Sales, Aldo Dossola on being named to the 2016 CRN listing of Channel Chiefs! The annual listing by CRN acknowledges the tech industry’s best and brightest channel leaders. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

What makes Aldo so special? He is helping Splunk lead the charge to a Partner-focused organization. Aldo has been a driving force in growing Splunk’s North American indirect business at an alarming clip during

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Splunk Wins 2015 Corporate Governance Award for Best Proxy Statement

CorpGov_TeamEarlier this month I was fortunate enough to represent Splunk at the 2015 Corporate Secretary Corporate Governance Awards gala event at Gotham Hall in NYC, alongside my colleagues Weilyn Wood and Ellen Swarthout. We were shortlisted for Best Proxy Statement in the small to mid cap public company category and were thrilled to win the award in front of hundreds of governance and legal professionals.
This award recognizes Splunk’s leadership in transparent and useful investor disclosure. The judges examined a number of general factors, including effectiveness of communication elements, readability, visual design and overall layout, as well as specific elements such as compensation discussion and analysis and director profiles. The awards are open to all corporate secretaries, general counsel, governance …

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The Insider Story: Splunk wins BigData-Insider and Security-Insider Awards


Splunk were recently invited to take part in the German IT-Awards 2015 run by Vogel IT-Medien. They own a number of online publications including BigData-InsiderCloudComputing-InsiderDataCenter-InsiderIP-InsiderSecurity-Insider and Storage-Insider. With an average of 850,000 page impressions per month they provide some of the most important sources of independent information to IT professionals in Germany.


Over a period of 4-5 months, the different publications asked their subscribers to vote for the “Readers’ Choice Awards 2015”. With over 27,600 votes it is one of the largest IT awards ceremonies in Germany.


Splunk was nominated in two categories and we’re delighted that we got so many votes from the readers of …

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Splunk wins “Big Data Innovation” at Computing’s Vendor Excellence Awards

ExcellenceIt is always nice to end a working week on a high and last Friday gave the Splunk EMEA team a great start to the weekend. We were nominated and won Computing’s Vendor Excellence Award for “Big Data Innovation”. The judges commented specifically on Splunk’s ability to democratize big data so that everyone can use it.


It was a nice way to spend a Friday afternoon and there was a lot of nervous anticipation over lunch as to who was going to win the various awards.


The ceremony started with something I’d never seen before. The pre-award entertainment was 25 year old rapper comedian, Chris Turner (@ChrisPJTurner). Dressed in a very dapper suit he explained how he was going …

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Splunk Enterprise Selected Best Fraud Prevention Solution in 2015 SC Awards

It has been an exciting week for all of us at Splunk who were fortunate enough to attend this year’s RSA Conference, focused on cybersecurity. From the wonderful Splunk stories by customers visiting our booth, to the engaging presentations from our partners and customers, RSA is always guaranteed to be a highlight on the Splunk Security calendar. (Our unique t-shirts never fail to build some buzz either!).

IMG_8660During the week we were also honored at the SC Magazine 2015 U.S. awards by winning the Best Fraud Prevention solution. A cross-section of SC Magazine readers selected the finalists and winners in the Reader Trust Award categories, and we are honored that this also marked the third consecutive year that …

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The best Christmas presents are surprises. Splunk wins “Best Business Application” at UK’s V3 awards.

SurpriseI hope everyone is getting ready for Christmas and nobody got injured in the madness that was black Friday. I’ve just got back from San Francisco where the festive season was in full effect. My Christmas shopping is nearly complete and the adoption of secret service level espionage tactics to hide presents from my children is underway. I’m fairly useless at keeping gifts a secret – I’ve nearly told my 8 year old son that he’s going to get an army of Star Wars Clonetroopers a number of times. I think it is important to try and keep presents a surprise to recapture some of the magic of the festive period when I was growing up and to try and …

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Splunk 2012 Revolution Awards—Winners!

When I was in Las Vegas last month for our Users’ Conference, I randomly threw twenty dollars into a pirate-themed penny slot machine. It was late at night, I might have had an adult beverage or two, and I was feeling lucky. Actually, I was resigned to losing my $20 and going to bed. To my surprise, after just a few minutes of randomly hitting buttons and playing all 30 lines like a Vegas VIP, I hit some kind of jackpot and walked away with $40. Vegas, I own you!

No doubt about it—everyone loves to feel like a winner! So, on Tuesday night during the Search Party, we distinguished the winners of this year’s Splunk Revolution Awards. The …

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APAC Partners “Splunk Apps of the Year” Competition

Use Cases, Use Cases and more Use Cases. During the APAC Partner Kick Off, we had recently crowned a few apps and named them as the “Splunk Apps of the Year”. Before that, we had a Call for Submissions back in December 2011, and had invited all our APAC partners to participate in this competition. The response was overwhelming, and we had received 15 best-of-the-breed apps that showcase just how Splunk can be used across the industries.

Bounded by a set of Judging Criteria, we began the arduous task of scoring the apps. There weren’t any firm conclusions as each and every one of the apps were stellar and we had to go thru 23 rounds of debates and discussions …

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