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How to Protect Your Perimeter (Doug Merritt and Mike DeCesare) Doug Merritt and Mike DeCesare both hold leadership roles at prominent cybersecurity companies. But before they made their way into the CEO seat, both spent many years in a variety of operational positions, gaining a 360-degree view of their respective businesses. Today, Doug leads the team at Splunk with empathy, ensuring all contributors feel valued. And Mike, now co-chairman at Forescout Technologies, explains how his holistic professional journey has made him a more thoughtful leader.

We’ll hear from both executives in this next installment from our FC BUILD series, this time moderated by my partner and resident cybersecurity expert, Sid Trivedi. Sid questions Doug and Mike about where privacy is heading in a post-Covid world and about some of the hot topics in the world of cybersecurity today.
166 Radical Business Transformation | Doug Merritt CEO of Splunk Today, we speak with a very special guest about a critical topic: radical transformation. Doug Merritt of Splunk joins us for a conversation about Splunk's journey, their radical technology, delivery model, and business model transformation.

Pay special attention to Doug’s depth and breadth of detail about their business, their technology modeling stack, business model, and their financial model. I think you’ll find it fascinating to hear what it really takes to be the CEO of a high-growth, high impact company.
Radical Transformation
Christopher shares that almost all aspects of the world are going through a transformation right now. Doug agrees about the uncertainties and changes in our environment. Likewise, he shares how Splunk has undergone and is continuing the process of radical transformation.&nbsp;
“We targeted over four years ago, four simultaneous transformations. First was shifting our business model. The second was completely rethinking and delivering a different product portfolio. The third was the market shift. Fourth, complete rethinking and reimplementation of our business processes and infrastructure technology. It's been a lot of work. We're not done. We're not done yet, but we continue to make good progress.” - Doug Merritt
Risk and Reversibility&nbsp;
Doug shares an important point if you plan to have a radical transformation, that is to consider risks and reversibility. He relates sheltering in place or shifting to a work-from-home arrangement as a reversible decision. On the other hand, transforming the business model or pricing has an irreversible effect, or would entail a lot of work to reverse the risks.
“Jeff Bezos talks about it and I think it's very catchy: is your change a one way door or a two way door? Obviously a one way door, you may get back in, but you have to get an axe and maybe a wrecking ball. It's going to be a lot of pain and effort to get back in to a door like that. A revolving door in a hotel you go out, maybe you don't like it, you can choose to go back in. It's easier to reverse.” - Doug Merritt
Growing Splunk
Doug shares how fortunate the Splunk team is while undergoing a radical transformation. They initially have revenues and drastically improved it while transitioning, and while maintaining their public status. They also continue to acquire companies, such as their recent $1B SignalFx.
“To be able to take on that degree of change of disruption, of difficulty and somehow still over-deliver versus expectations, I think that we are in a category of one right now, but I'm hoping that there are more that come behind us.” - Doug Merritt
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Bio:
Doug Merritt has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since 2015.&nbsp;

Previously, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Splunk from 2014 to 2015.&nbsp;

Prior to joining Splunk, Merritt served as Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking company, from 2012 to 2014.&nbsp;

From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Baynote, Inc., a behavioral personalization and marketing technology company.&nbsp;

Previously, Merritt served in a number of executive roles and as a member of the extended Executive Board at SAP A.G., from 2005 to 2011.&nbsp;

From 2001 to 2004, Merritt served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Human Capital Management Product Division at PeopleSoft Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation). He also co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Icarian, Inc. (since acquired by Workstream Corp.), a cloud-based company, from 1996 to 2001.&nbsp;

Merritt holds a B.S.
Entering the Data Age with Doug Merritt Data is changing the way we do everything. But to tap into that power, a new mindset is needed – one that puts data at the center of every decision we make and every system we rely on. We are entering the Age of Data. Are you prepared?  Hear from CEO of Splunk, Doug Merritt -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at splunk.com. -- For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/hidden.
Entering the Data Age with Doug Merritt Data is changing the way we do everything. But to tap into that power, a new mindset is needed – one that puts data at the center of every decision we make and every system we rely on. We are entering the Age of Data. Are you prepared?  Hear from CEO of Splunk, Doug Merritt -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at splunk.com. -- For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/hidden.
Deciphering the World’s Data with Doug Merritt, CEO of Splunk Throughout the last few decades, the amount of data that has accumulated on the internet and in our systems has grown by orders of magnitude. Most believe that much of this data is useless. Logs, miscellaneous accounts and lines of code were just floating in the ether, and to many people, that was just fine. But Doug Merritt was not one of those people. Doug is the CEO of Splunk, which is helping people and companies turn “dark data” into usable, measurable analytical tools that can push a business forward. It’s not all business, though. For Doug, the story of data is more than just what Splunk is doing for businesses. In today’s society, the population is giving access to all kinds of data to various companies and third parties, which then go and sell our data to others for profit. Doug believes that we can democratize all of this data and create an economic good that will benefit all people. Plus, by analyzing big data and partnering with others doing the same, problems like human trafficking are being addressed in a way that’s never been done before. And it’s actually been successful. “Over a three-year time period, using Splunk and a host of other technologies, Global Emancipation Network has been able to make a significant dent in both identifying victims of human trafficking and the perpetrators. It is starting to actually turn the tide in a positive direction just by being curious enough to begin to ask questions of what would it take to solve a problem like this?” On this episode, Doug and Chad dive deeper into how that was possible, plus they discuss the ways data can be used to solve all manner of problems, and how we might prepare for a future where data is the key to everything. — Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org. We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!
The Hidden World of Data with Doug Merritt Most companies don’t mine all the value from their data. Splunk is changing that. Splunk is a technology company that allows organizations to take all their data, monetize it, and turn it into opportunities for employees and shareholders. They are transforming the way companies think about, manage, and use their data - and CEO Doug Merritt is at the helm of this major innovation. Doug has had a fascinating and expansive career in tech. In today’s interview, Doug shares his insights on company leadership, personal development, and why you are undervaluing your data. Mission Daily and all of our podcasts are created with love by our team at Mission.org We own and operate a network of podcasts, and brand story studio designed to accelerate learning. Our clients include companies like Salesforce, Twilio, and Katerra who work with us because we produce results. To learn more and get our case studies, check out Mission.org/Studios. If you’re tired of media and news that promotes fear, uncertainty, and doubt and want an antidote, you’ll want to subscribe to our daily newsletter at Mission.org. When you do, you’ll receive a mission-driven newsletter every morning that will help you start your day off right!