Security, Big Data & More At Startup Hot Seat - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

12:00 AM
Andrew Conry Murray
Andrew Conry Murray
Event Updates
Connect Directly

Security, Big Data & More At Startup Hot Seat

Four startups in security, big data, automation, and resource utilization will pitch their technologies at Interop Las Vegas.

Four enterprise IT startups have been chosen to participate in Startup Hot Seat at Interop Las Vegas, where they will pitch their companies and technologies to Interop attendees.

Each startup’s founder will have eight minutes to present to attendees and guest panelists. The founders must address three key questions in their presentations:

  • What does your product or service do?
  • How is it different from what’s currently available?
  • Why should anyone in the room take a chance on you?

Attendees and panelists will then have the opportunity to put the founders on the hot seat with tough questions about their technology, the competition, the company’s viability, and more.

This session is a unique opportunity for attendees to hear directly from new companies in the enterprise IT market, get insight into compelling new products, and find out if these offerings might make sense in their organizations. Startup Hot Seat is open to all Interop attendees.

The companies selected for Startup Hot Seat are:


Presenter: John D. Cowan, Co-Founder and CEO

6fusion’s Workload Allocation Cube measures infrastructure consumption using normalized metrics to create a standard baseline that lets IT compare usage in premises and cloud infrastructures. By creating what 6fusion describes as an “apples-to-apples” measure, IT pros can compare resource use in their own data centers, in co-lo facilities, and in the cloud.


Presenter: Rahul Singh, Founder and CEO

Distelli aims to simplify code deployment for software developers. Developers put agents on premises and cloud-based servers to streamline app deployment. The agents track software releases and changes, and enables rollback. Distelli also lets developers or operations organize servers by group, role, location, and so on.


Presenter: Geoff Sanders, Co-Founder and CEO

LaunchKey is a platform for multi-factor authentication and authorization. Organizations can use employees’ mobile devices for out-of-band authorization to log in to applications and IoT devices and for physical access to restricted areas.


Presenter: Theo Vassilakis, Founder and CEO

Metanautix plays in the Big Data space. Its Quest software combines data from multiple sources to help organizations get insights from disparate silos. It supports standard SQL queries and can join data from both SQL and NoSQL sources.

Startup Hot Seat panelists include Alex Benik, partner at Battery Ventures; Douglas Murray, CEO of Big Switch Networks and a former Startup Hot Seat presenter; Sue Fogarty, editor in chief of Network Computing; and Tim Wilson, editor in chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.

Interop Las Vegas is April 27 through May 1. Register now to learn the latest technology developments, accelerate your career, and network with your peers in the IT community.

Drew is formerly editor of Network Computing and currently director of content and community for Interop. View Full Bio

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

10 Things Your Artificial Intelligence Initiative Needs to Succeed
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/20/2021
Tech Spending Climbs as Digital Business Initiatives Grow
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  4/22/2021
Optimizing the CIO and CFO Relationship
Mary E. Shacklett, Technology commentator and President of Transworld Data,  4/13/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Planning Your Digital Transformation Roadmap
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll