Akshay Kumar is a Senior Product Analyst at PKWARE, serving as the product lead for Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) and cloud storage modules, in addition to growing key partnerships with companies like AWS and IBM.
Prior to joining PKWARE via the Dataguise acquisition in 2020, Akshay built his data security background as a solutions architect, where he implemented hybrid deployments and helped clients become GDPR/PCI/PHI compliant. In addition, Akshay gained data center infrastructure experience from being a software engineer at Arista Networks, where he oversaw large-scale server maintenance and lab network utility.
Akshay holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Davis.
Cloud data storage provides organizations with affordable, easily managed options for keeping and maintaining expanding data stores as their business grows, increasing not only productivity but also resiliency, service continuity, and business agility. Data from various structured and unstructured on-premises repositories are migrated to cloud storage platforms daily. These migrations can help businesses leverage leading IaaS, disaster relief, and remote workstations. But such large-scale movement can incur risk of exposure for sensitive data.
During this session, cloud data expert Akshay Kumar discusses how organizations can migrate data to the cloud safely. Attendees will learn more about:
• Quickly and accurately identifying sensitive PII both on-premises and in the cloud
• Using de-identification to anonymize PII wherever it is stored and found
• Audit reporting on all performed actions from extraction to storage
Akshay Kumar, Product Manager, Partners, PKWARE