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India seen as a centre of technology

Saxena joins Nutanix in India


Nutanix® (NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, sees India as a centre of technology, said the San Jose-based Nutanix Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Dheeraj Pandey.

“We look at India as a center of technology, both organic and inorganic,” said Pandey, announcing the appointment of an industry veteran to lead his company’s in India.

“His authentic leadership style, obsession for the frontline, and deep conviction in continuous improvement will help reinforce our customer-centric culture as we transform into a scrappy big startup,” he said.

Pandey described Sankalp as “a rare mix of a builder-maker and a manager-at-scale”.

Saxena brings to Nutanix more than 30 years of multinational experience managing, growing and working with Fortune 500 companies and technology startups.

Most recently, he served as Founder of Transformation Labs, where he led a team that focused on identifying and mentoring early stage startups to bring innovative ideas to market.

“The combination of amazing people, products, and significant market opportunities for disruptive growth sum up the reasons I am thrilled to be part of Nutanix,” said Saxena.

“I look forward to working closely with the team to scale our India operations. Leading operations and strategy from this country for a worldwide customer base is a tremendous opportunity, as we build India into a global center of excellence,” he said.

Saxena is the new Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Operations of its India subsidiary.

In this role, Saxena will be responsible for leading Nutanix’s India operations and executing on the company’s growth strategy, including product innovation, talent acquisition and brand building, the company said in a statement on 17 May 2018.

In his role, Saxena will lead India operations in Bangalore and Pune. The India engineering, design, support, and operations teams have made significant contributions to product and customer development at Nutanix.

In March, Nutanix announced yet another innovation from a U.S.-based company with a large operation in India, with its acquisition of Minjar, the makers of the cloud management platform, Botmetric.

As the leader of operations in India, Saxena will also build on the momentum of the regional team and collaborate with global leadership to shape and execute India’s long-term and short-term growth strategy.

Saxena will also work closely with Sunil Mahale, Vice President and Managing Director of Sales, Nutanix India business, to support continued customer growth.

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making infrastructure invisible so that IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business.

Companies around the world use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to bring one-click application management and mobility across public, private and distributed edge clouds so they can run any application at any scale with a dramatically lower total cost of ownership.

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