Series 2, #5 Dave Allen (NetApp, Palo Alto Networks)

On this weeks Channel Chat Marc Sumner was joined in the studio by IT industry legend Dave Allen, former MD of NetApp and more recently VP of Palo Alto Networks.

“It was great to spend a couple of hours in his company, his personality was infectious!

On today’s episode we covered a lot of ground including;

  • Dave’s journey at NetApp from individual contributor to MD in less than 5 years and more recently how he moved from traditional infrastructure into the disruptive world of cyber-security.
  • The importance of planning your negotiations
  • The art of self-belief and empowerment and avoiding the ‘victim’ mentality
  • How to best prepare for interviews and what he looks for when he is hiring