Samantha Madrid is the Group Vice President, Product Management, Security Business & Strategy (PLM) at Juniper Networks. Samantha is an expert in the enterprise security market with nearly two decades of experience in roles spanning sales engineering, product management and marketing. She most recently served as the Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for E8 Security (recently acquired by VMware). Prior to that, she held leadership roles at Palo Alto Networks, Forcepoint, Inc. (formerly Websense) and Cisco IronPort Systems. She also spent many years in the field as a hands-on Systems Engineer, specializing in various security technologies. Over the span of her career, Samantha has built strong product organizations, introduced many successful products, created brands, and launched effective go-to-marketing programs that have led to rapid product adoption in the highly competitive security industry. She studied Political Science at San Jose State University, where she also was a member of the university’s swimming and diving team. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs.