|Amit Malhotra : Profile|
Amit Malhotra is a seasoned entrepreneurial executive and technologist with a passion for creating simple, effective and relevant products based on a deep understanding of today’s enterprise challenges, technology adoption cycles and user behavior. With over 16 years experience, his wide exposure to technology and its relevance to solving real-world customer problems comes from an extensive background in product development, product management and software development, including customer-facing roles at some of the largest technology, financial services and consumer-facing organizations.
Throughout the years, Amit has held numerous leadership roles ranging from CTO-level responsibilities to director of product development and project leadership on global, cross-departmental initiatives. He is recognized as an approachable, collaborative and forward-thinking executive who inspires creativity and is not afraid to take calculated risks to further progress.
A keen strategist and visionary, Amit has a proven track record of matching technology to business problems, identifying emerging markets and trends, and shaping game-changing technical solutions. He has co-founded startups and advised senior leadership at emerging companies on how to develop and deliver technology solutions in the most cost-effective manner. His background also includes building innovative solutions for companies such as H-P,Sun, Xerox and Trilogy. It was through his work with large, enterprise Fortune 100 companies that Amit had the opportunity to study the real-world complexities of data protection. The gap between a legacy of mainframe-based solutions and commoditized hardware technologies is even more apparent in today's complex data formats and distributed applications. His quest to find better answers for data and media storage has exposed the weakness in today's file systems and backup strategies in their effectiveness.
Most recently, Amit led Corporate Development and Product Strategy efforts at a leading data protection provider where he was responsible for evolving a unified data protection strategy from offline media to cloud protection across multiple product lines. He defined key product messaging, packaging, road maps and go-to-market strategies and also spearheaded product and technology due diligence for multiple initiatives that resulted in two key acquisitions and a major OEM partnership.
A well-known subject expert in his field, Amit is a frequent presenter at industry events, webinars and technical sessions. In addition, he is an accomplished media and analyst spokesperson and social media guru. Great technology can be built only with great teams and with distributed talent and Amit has been at the forefront in terms of pushing the limits of technology to enable effective collaboration, automation in effective and relevant communication.
On a personal note, Amit is an avid technology and motorsports enthusiast and also enjoys photography and travel. He lives in San Diego, Calif. with his wife Radhika and their children Rohan and Rena.