Their Story | A Dialogue With Geeta Schmidt and Pieter Heyn From Humio

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The organization telling us their story today is Humio. Humio is headquartered in Denmark and is focused on providing real-time access to data via live system observability through fast, scalable and efficient log data management.

Our guests are Geeta Schmidt, CEO of Humio, and Pieter Heyn, Director of Sales & Alliances for the UK & Ireland at Humio. Each shares their individual stories for how they entered the InfoSec arena and also provide a brief view into their roles at Humio.

Geeta and Pieter also walk us through some of the trends they are seeing in the market, how they are building a solution to support those trends, and how their culture, solution development process, and customer interaction model — on a global level — are designed to establish trust and ensure that a simple, common mission is achieved.

This is accomplished by bringing their employees together through the art of Danish hygge and by bringing their customers into the mix through communications, support, and technology.

About Geeta Schmidt
CEO, Humio


Geeta has over 20 years of software industry experience and is passionate about creating great products for software developers. In her previous role at Trifork, Geeta was the team lead for the expansion and production of GOTO Conference Series which grew from one conference in Denmark to an international series with activities in 6 cities worldwide. Geeta managed strategic partnerships to launch QCon SF and QCon London conferences, Scala Days, FlowCon events. Prior to Trifork, Geeta held product and partner marketing roles in the financial services, market development and new product introduction teams at Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle). Geeta is an ex-pat from Seattle living in Aarhus, Denmark.

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About Pieter Heyn
Director of Sales & Alliences - UK & Ireland, Humio

Pieter has over 20 years experience in the tech sector with the last 5 focused on network cyber threat visibility and remediation. In previous roles with Arbor and f5 he worked on lNetSec and SecOps projects in Banking, retail and critical national infrastructure clients. He also has recent experience of data privacy and protection aspects of customer GDPR projects and similar data protection issues. Giving customers comprehensive visibility through blazing fast log processing is his current mission! Outside work, Pieter tries to bike up mountains (slowly) and sail (quickly). He is based in London.

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