René Bonvanie has more than 30 years of executive management and marketing experience in enterprise technology. He joined Palo Alto Networks as chief marketing officer in 2009 and served as such for a decade before transitioning to his current role as executive vice president of strategic accounts in 2019. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of Marketing, SaaS, and IT at Serena Software, and was senior vice president of Global Marketing at SAP. Earlier, as CMO at Business Objects, René was responsible for all marketing activity, including corporate communications, field marketing, and product marketing. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing at Veritas Software Corporation. In his 10 years as vice president of Product Marketing at Oracle Corporation, he managed the Oracle database product line, had editorial responsibility for Oracle Magazine and Profit Magazine, and co-founded Oracle's developer program, Oracle Technology Network.