Senior Director & Head of Marketing APJ
Palo Alto Networks

KP Unnikrishnan (Unni) is part of the Palo Alto Networks regional management team that is responsible for the company’s growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. He runs strategic initiatives across the region to help industry, academia, and government organization be more cyber-savvy and improve their cyber prowess to have a breach prevention based infrastructure.

Unni has worked in the technology sector for over 20 years including management roles in marketing, strategy, partnership and sales. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Unni was the APAC Marketing Director of Brocade Communications, responsible for executing the Brocade strategy across the region with a key focus on growing the IP business in the region. Before joining Brocade, Unni spent ten years in Sun Microsystems in marketing, tele-web, sales and partnering leadership roles. In his last stint at Sun as Corporate Director and part of the executive leadership team, he was responsible for building the Sun Microsystems brand and demand across the Emerging Markets Region (Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East Africa, Greater China and India). Before joining Sun, Unni headed the marketing operations for Parametric Technology Corp India. In his stint at PTC corporate headquarters in the U.S., he was part of some key global initiatives.

Unni has received the CMO Asia Award 2012 for brand strategies and in 2014 was named in the 100 Most Talented Global Marketing Leaders by the World Marketing Congress. 

Unni is in the APAC Advisory Board of the CMO Council and immediate past Chairman of the Cloud Computing Chapter, Singapore Info-comm Technology Federation (SiTF). He holds an engineering and an MBA degree with leadership courses from Stanford Graduate Business School and Singapore Management University.