Shailesh Rao

President of the Cortex division at Palo Alto Networks

Shailesh Rao is President of the Cortex division at Palo Alto Networks, where he has global business responsibility for the world's leading platform for AI-enabled Cyber Security Operations. This includes the award-winning products in the Cortex portfolio: XSIAM, XDR, XSOAR and Xpanse. Shailesh has 25+ years of global business and technology experience including senior leadership roles at a variety of world-leading cloud infrastructure and enterprise application companies like Google, SAP and Shailesh received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India, a master’s degree in computer science from the Old Dominion University in Virginia and a master’s in business administration from the Harvard Business School in Massachusetts.