Scheduled for: April 27th, 2021, 12:00 pm PT / Category: Interviews
You only fail when you stop trying.
Ben Askarinam’s visionary perspective combined with his operational focus and customers first approach over a period of two decades has built Interface Masters Technologies, Inc. into a premier supplier of market-leading network equipment solutions, sold primarily to OEM customers, serving cutting-edge new companies to major industry-leading suppliers. Over a decade ago, Ben made the decision to invest in software for a new family of Network Visibility solutions, for the OEM channel. As end customers started buying products directly, Ben began planning the spin off Niagara Networks as a world-class end user-focused company to meet the visibility, network monitoring enablement, and networking security requirements of enterprises and service providers.
Before founding Interface Masters Technologies, Ben served in engineering and executive roles at Xerox Corporation.
Zeev Draer serves as VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing and responsible for the market strategy of Niagara Networks solutions. Most recently, he served as VP of Global Business Development for ADVA (ETR: ADV) packet portfolio as part of CTO department since 2017. Prior to this role, Zeev served as VP Strategic Marketing for MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC – acquired by ADVA) responsible for marketing strategy and technology innovation research with a focus on multi-layer convergence and transformation to virtualized and programmable networks.
Zeev brings over 20 years of experience in senior roles in the high-tech industry, with a unique mix of technology, sales, and B2B digital marketing knowledge along with entrepreneurial spirit. He is a long-time contributor to industry forums and broadly active in making technology outlook presentations at industry events.
His latest role as part of the MEF forum contribution was co-chair of the Marketing and Education committee.