PRESS RELEASE: Okera Named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon

San Francisco, CA – May 10, 2019 — Okera, the leading active data management company for data lake security and governance, today announced that it has been selected as a 2019 TiE50 Winner in the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program. This awards competition, now in its tenth year, is a program of TiEcon, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.

“No company should have to compromise data security and governance to provide users with fast access to the data they need to deliver business insights,” said Amandeep Khurana, Okera CEO and co-founder. “We’re pleased TiEcon has recognized Okera’s disruptive and transformational approach to helping organizations become data-driven without sacrificing security and governance.”

Okera addresses the challenging gap in data management across heterogeneous data stores and formats by giving data consumers, owners, and stewards a unified management platform. This enables organizations to unlock the value of data in Amazon S3 data lakes in a secure and governed manner. Okera’s Active Data Access Platform (ODAP) provides industry-leading dynamic access control capabilities such as real-time tokenization, redaction, and row-level filtering. These capabilities help businesses meet emerging data privacy regulations, such as GDPR and CCPA, with a single platform to uniformly manage popular analytics tools including Amazon EMR, Apache Hive, Apache Presto, and Apache Spark, and leading BI tools like Tableau, Birst, and Qlik.

“TiE50 has become a global brand and this year we screened entries from all over the world and from a very diverse set of industries including AI, autonomous vehicles, FinTech, sustainable textiles, medical devices, robotics, fuel cells, networking, healthcare, logistics and security. We screened and selected the TiE50 winners as recognition of the potential of the companies and innovation they are bringing to market. TiE50 program has gained notoriety over the past decade as a competition run with the highest level of integrity and vigorous screening and judging by domain experts,” said Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair.

“For over 27 years as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, at TiE Silicon Valley we take pride in the fact that we have created TiE50, a strong 10-year-old brand for recognizing high potential startups,” said B.J. Arun, President, TiE Silicon Valley.

The TiE50 Awards were presented to the winners during a ceremony on May 11th at the TiEcon Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

About Okera
Okera is the first software provider to enable the management of data access and governance at scale for today’s modern data lakes. Built on the belief that companies can do more with their data, Okera’s Active Data Access Platform (ODAP) allows agility and governance to co-exist and gives data consumers, owners and stewards the confidence to unlock the power of their data for innovation and growth. Okera can be deployed in as little as one day to facilitate the provisioning, accessing, governing and auditing of data in today’s multi-cloud, multi-data format, and multi-tool world. Learn more at www.okera.com or contact us at info@okera.com.

About Tie50
Now celebrating its tenth year, TiE50 Awards provides a one-of-a-kind showcase for the world’s top technology and technology-enabled startups. TiE Silicon Valley’s premier annual awards program is keenly contested by thousands of early- to mid-stage startups of all sizes representing a wide range of verticals. Applications are rigorously reviewed by a panel of judges including venture capitalists, angels, successful entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. Since its inception, 84 percent of TiE50 winners and top startups have been funded at a total of over $1 billion. Many of these companies went on to acquisition or IPO with 29 of the exits at over $100 million.

About TiEcon
TiEcon is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. Delegates range from CEOs of top companies to first-time entrepreneurs as well as corporate executives and investment professionals. TiEcon was listed as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship by Worth Magazine, along with TED and the World Economic Forum. TiEcon 2018 attracted 5,000 attendees from 22 countries. More information: TiEcon.org