Ercan Aydin

Regional Vice President - Emerging Markets

Palo Alto Networks


Ercan Aydin is regional vice president for emerging markets at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Ercan leads the company’s sales operations across the Middle East, Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Pakistan & Africa and is a member of EMEA Management Team.

Ercan joined Palo Alto Networks in 2012 and has experience in information technology, networking and security. In a career in technology that spans 25 years, Ercan has held a number of senior leadership positions with a range of organisations including Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and Trend Micro. Ercan’s close working relationships with his customers and business partners has contributed to his in-depth understanding of the technology trends that impact businesses and shape organizational needs.

Ercan holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi and B.A. degree in Economic and Administrative Sciences, from the department of Political Science and Public Administration at Gazi Üniversitesi. Ercan is an International Coach Federation professional certified coach since 2012.

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Protecting our Digital Way of Life

Today’s highly digitized world enhances efficiency, business productivity and our general way of life. Yet this digitalization present new and dangerous cyber risks, resulting in an increase in the number of cyberattack victims every year. Businesses continue to adopt cloud, big data analytics and automation.

These technological shifts, in combination with increasingly sophisticated threats, new legislation requirements – such as GDPR – and more demanding customers, makes security challenging. A new security approach is needed to keep up with these developments and mitigate risks so businesses can grow without disruption.