Amit Chetal

Amit Chetal
Global Industry Lead - Retail
Palo Alto Networks
Amit is currently the Global Director for Retail and Hospitality at Palo Alto Networks. Amit specializes on how cybersecurity fuels transformation for retailers and hoteliers across the world. Some of the focus areas include secure store transformation, cloud security, IOT security, and SOC automation.

Amit is an experienced sales leader with extensive background in the retail and hospitality industries. Amit spent over 17 years in Cisco, where he was the Head of Americas Retail Sales. He has extensive experience working on large digital transformation projects, with clients from enterprise to commercial, building a strong portfolio of solutions working with ecosystem partners, and providing industry thought leadership. He also enjoys collaborating and has extensive experience working with cross functional teams to drive industry growth from marketing, sales, business units, and services. He has direct experience working with many customers across the sub-segments in retail including Quick Service Restaurant, Grocery, Hospitality, and CPG, especially in the areas of omnichannel engagements, analytics, cybersecurity, and digitally enabling best-in-class customer experiences. In his time at Cisco, he worked in several roles from direct sales, consulting, business and solution development. He also is active in organizations like the National Retail Federation and National Restaurant Association.

Amit has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from UC Berkeley. He lives in San Ramon, with his wife, Monica, daughter, Sienna, and dog Nittany. When not working, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and rooting on his alma mater in Penn State and CAL!

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July 12
1:15 pm1:45 pm
American Express Theatre, Palos Verdes Ballroom
The retail threat landscape has amplified with spikes in web and account take over attacks, customer loyalty fraud, skimmers at self-checkouts, IOT vulnerabilities found in the supply chain, and the ever-present customer and employee susceptibility to attacks.  It's critical for retailers to secure all aspects of the digital business with an end-to-end cybersecurity strategy that provides… Read more