Isabelle Mauny

CTO and co-founder in Madrid, Spain

Isabelle Mauny

CTO and co-founder in Madrid, Spain

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I am the CTO of a startup on a quest to revolutionise the API Security market.

If I had to define myself in three words, I would use passionate, perfectionist and troublemaker ( in a good way!). My favorite question is : “Why ?” shortly followed by “Why not?”. Challenging the established rules and the way things are done. Asking “Why?” is the absolute first step towards Change.

For the past 25 years, I have been at the edge of technology and witnessed the digital transformation of enterprises, with the birth of HTTP, Java, XML, and now APIs. But technology by itself is not enough: applying technology is the real challenge.

As a pre-sales and services person, I have worked with numerous large enterprise customers across the globe, helping them understand the technology trends, and designing architectures adapted to their legacy and their requirements. Working with customers has always been a blast for me, and I just can’t get enough of spending time with people, forging trust relationships and helping them achieve their vision.

I have worked with many technical products along my career and grown a strong desire for implementing usable, customer-focused software. This pushed me naturally towards the product management path and ultimately to creating my own company with a couple friends. For the past 10 years, I have worked on Integration as well as API Management solutions. I have seen this market morph and evolve and realised how complex and misunderstood API security is, which is tragic, considering APIs have become the building blocks of all modern applications.

I am passionate about learning new technologies and transmitting my knowledge: it's the recurring pattern along my career. And I hope to continue to learn for many years!

When I am not busy with technology, I love working in my garden, play music and photograph the beautiful world around us.