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GovCast tells the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We share the untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

Oct 2, 2018

Oct 1, 2018 | This sixth episode features Haiyan Song, Senior Vice President of Security Markets at Splunk. Song was named in the top 50 most powerful women in tech in 2016 and 2017, but her childhood dream was actually to be an astronaut. After growing up in China and attending one of the top engineering universities, which at the time was 10 percent woman, she landed into computer science not because she knew what it was about, but because her dad encouraged her to. She followed his advice, came to the U.S. after college in the late 1980s, fell into the database security world, and loved it. Hear more about Song's journey to security, and what Splunk actually means.