Cloudera, the modern platform for machine learning and analytics for the cloud, has announced the appointment of Vinod Ganesan as Country Manager for India. He will be responsible for driving Cloudera’s growth in the region, expanding its customer base and to help organisations enhance the measurable benefits of big data through machine learning and analytics.

Commenting on this, Mark Micallef, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan at Cloudera, said:

India is a critical market for us and is poised to dramatically accelerate the adoption of disruptive technologies in the coming years. With Vinod’s rich industry experience and strong business acumen, he is the ideal choice for Cloudera to lead organizations in India on their digital transformation journeys through artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics. His expertise will help us to further accelerate our growth in the region.

Vinod has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, and brings with him a strong track record of creating and leading high-performing teams to spur business growth, develop C-level strategies, establish strong partner ecosystem and drive employee engagement.

Speaking on his appointment, Vinod Ganesan said,

Cloudera has established a strong market leadership and mindshare in India and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead and drive repeatable success with Cloudera’s machine learning and advanced analytics solutions. I look forward to working with our team to help organizations in India embark on their customer-driven journey through data.

Prior to joining Cloudera, Vinod was Head of BFSI vertical at Hitachi Data Systems. He has also worked with other leading technology companies such as Sun Microsystems, Veritas Technologies, Compaq HP, and Ontrack Solution Pvt. Ltd.

Vinod’s appointment comes shortly after Cloudera announced the appointment of Scott Aronson as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services. He has more than 20 years of experience across organizations such as Medallia, VMware, Pivotal Software and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners.

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