ESG's Christophe Bertrand talks about Data Protection with with CEO Sovan Bin of Odaseva.
Christophe: Hello and welcome to Data Protection Conversations. I am joined today by Sovan Bin who is the CEO of Odaseva. Sovan, welcome.
Sovan: Thank you.
Christophe: So, tell us a little bit more about Odaseva, what do you do, what segments do you target, and who are your customers?
Sovan: Odaseva is a cloud data platform for Salesforce and we have a unique positioning in the enterprise market. We deliver processes like archiving, backup, or GDPR automation for compliance for large enterprise with customers such as Schneider Electric, Toyota, Heineken, or General Electric.
Christophe: Well, these are great customer names, great logos to have. So, is there something about protecting Salesforce environments that's special or different because everybody seems to have backup and everybody seems to have Salesforce?
Sovan: The difference with the other industries is backup is different in the cloud where cloud vendors are responsible for the data centers where if there is an incident at their center, the vendors are going to recover it. But customers remain responsible for the data on their application and this is what we provide, backup for their data on their site.
Christophe: So, really what you're providing is a data management platform that goes just beyond traditional backup and recovery. So, you mentioned compliance.
Christophe: Have you seen an impact with GDPR and do you think more will happen around privacy and how does that impact Salesforce users?
Sovan: Data privacy is really important today for consumers and for customers in general and we see that if GDPR started the trend in the data privacy, that there are initiative regarding data privacy everywhere in the world so it's just the beginning. And, every customers is responsible for the data privacy of their own customers and this is why we work on this to help them do that.
Christophe: Excellent. So, you are originally a French organization. You are now also based in the U.S. Tell us more about the history behind Odaseva and what you've been doing.
Sovan: So, we were created in 2012 starting in France and now we have other subsidiaries in the United States as well. And, we started with first Schneider Electric who had big project of we for Salesforce and they discovered that they had to protect their data in Salesforce and this is how we started to have them bring that upon data protection.
Christophe: Excellent. Well, best of luck for the future and certainly we would love to hear more from you in the next few months and see how business is going.
Sovan: Thank you, Christophe.
Christophe: Thank you, everybody, for joining us and please stay tuned for the next data protection conversation. Thank you.