Session: E2E: from Engineer to Entrepreneur
Dr. May Wang went through the whole journey herself: from being a quiet engineer, to starting her own cybersecurity startup in Silicon Valley, to selling it to a public company. In this talk, she will share her experience in this roller coaster journey, challenges in fundraising, team building, product creation, customer acquisition, deal negotiation, work life balance, … Her lessons learnt will inspire more women to come out of their comfort zone to fulfill their own dreams.
Dr. May Wang was the Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and board member of Zingbox, which was acquired by Palo Alto Networks in 2019 for its security solutions to Internet of Things (IoT).
Before Zingbox, May was a Principal Architect in the Cisco CTO office driving new technology initiatives. Her algorithms have been deployed in multiple Cisco’s best-selling products. May also served on the advisory boards of multiple VC firms and tech companies.
May has been the recipient of numerous awards including Silicon Valley Women of Influence, Female CxO Trailblazers Award, and several Stevie Awards. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.