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Brandon Bekker is Managing Director for Africa and the Middle East at email security firm, Mimecast. This former pro rugby player and lawyer-turned-tech salesman has come a long way from his humble entry level position at Internet Solutions. Prior to joining Mimecast in 2008, Brandon spent 10 years within the Dimension Data Group, and ended up serving in executive positions at both Internet Solutions and Dimension Data. At Mimecast, Brandon’s credited for contributing significantly to the company’s continued growth into a serious international player within email security management. Listen in to hear what went into Brandon's decision to leave the security of working for a large listed tech company to join a startup. You’ll also be interested to hear what he had to say when asked whether or not email will exist in the next 5 years, and whether Mimecast isn't in fact a data business which just happens to provide email security solutions. Music Credits: All music by Brian Lupiya. Used with permission.