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Asaf Barkan

Entrepreneur • Advisor Israel, IL

Last Role as CTO at HP Software SPM and Distinguished Technologist. Ex Developer at Microsoft Corp.

Last Role as CTO at HP Software SPM and Distinguished Technologist. Ex Developer at Microsoft Corp.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
I have an idea that I'm exploring
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In




Embbedded systems Software engineer Microsoft 1999 - 2002
Co-founder, CEO SkyFormation June 2013 - present
Service & Portfolio Management CTO HP Software April 2012 - April 2013
Senior Software architect (Distinguished Technologist) HP Software May 2011 - April 2012
IT Products Chief Security architect and R&D team leader (Distinguished Technologist) HP Software May 2009 - July 2011
Shared Software Security components R&D team leader HP Software July 2007 - May 2009
Software developer & software security expert Mercury Interactive July 2002 - May 2007
Embbedded systems Software engineer microsoft corp 1999 - 2002
security consultant Avnet Information Security & Risk Managment 1995 - 1999


Bar-Ilan University Economics and Computers science 1997 - 2000

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Software development • Security • Cloud Computing • Agile Methodologies • Software Design

Key Accomplishments

I made a great journey at my ex Corp life from the almost bare metal developing at embedded systems to the BizDev focus tasks at executive space. Accomplishments at each stage where different as making a working interactive TV client was great, or establishing a framework for secure app version release in a large scale for ISV.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

My enthusiasm, BizDev creativity, Tech know how for great 20/80 balance and go to market understanding. Most of all is my believe I am best at "Seinfeld management" model meaning getting better people work with me to drive much greater things.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Ron Porat
We worked together
just because
Erez Metula
We worked together
i think he has the right combination of understanding both technological and business matters
Radovan Janecek
We worked together
Asaf has broad and deep experience in IT from both vendor and customer side. He understands technical as well as business side of the game i ... n details. He has wide network of professionals trusting him.
Nati Shalom
We worked together
Asaf brings a lot of experience of driving new ideas in Big or Small or organizations
Ron Rymon
They're my friends
Very experienced in both technology and business. Knows how things work in enterprise software world.
Tom Madaras, MBA
Information Technology, sales engineering, Looking for a new career challenge and Sales Engineer, DYONYX.
Asaf's background in security, research and development has given him a great depth of knowledge in developing cutting edge solutions and pr ... oducts that meet global and strategic business problems.

Erez Metula
We worked together
Erez has the intelligence the customer first approach and never ending drive to improve. He is already a successful entrepreneur IMHO.