Josef Brunner has a successful track record of starting and growing companies, beginning at age 16 when he founded one of the first unified threat management systems. After selling the company to Azlan (now Techdata), Brunner remained to lead the business as head of security. In 2004, Brunner founded Bastille Networks, a company focused on proactive security prevention and monitoring, then sold its main assets to Integralis (now part of NTT Telecom) in 2007. His last startup, JouleX, was acquired by Cisco for 107m in cash in June 2013. Through his venture company, AFT Ventures, Brunner is actively investing in young startups. He is also serving as Cisco´s Chief Architect for IoT and Energy.