Informatica Appoints Amit Walia, President of Products and Strategic Ecosystems

Redwood City, Calif., April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced Amit Walia was appointed president of products and strategic ecosystems. In this role, Walia leads all of Informatica’s product strategy, product management, engineering, user experience, cloud hosting operations, cloud security, strategic ecosystem relationships, as well as company-wide business transformation initiatives.

Walia joined Informatica in 2013 and most recently served as executive vice president and chief product officer. In that role, he spearheaded Informatica’s innovation journey across cloud, big data, streaming, data governance, data security, and data catalog, He led the creation of industry’s first Intelligent Data Platform and Informatica’s innovation in artificial intelligence (AI) through the launch of the CLAIRE™ engine, the metadata-driven AI in the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform.

Walia also defined and accelerated the company’s strategic partnerships with ecosystem partners like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and, among others. During his tenure, Informatica was positioned as a Leader in five Magic Quadrants in 2017 related to its markets. [1]

Prior to Informatica, Walia worked in leadership positions at Symantec, Intuit, and McKinsey & Company. He spent the earlier part of his career working for Tata Group and Infosys Technologies in India. Walia holds a master’s degree in business administration, with honors in strategy and economics, from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and an engineering degree with honors from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi.

Supporting Quotes

  • “Amit has been an integral part of enabling Informatica’s customers to succeed in the Data 3.0 world that demands high-performance hybrid clouds, AI-driven data management, and best-in-breed data security and governance. He has crystallized Informatica’s product and ecosystem vision and has defined Informatica’s intelligent platform strategy by advancing innovative technology beyond traditional data and cloud infrastructures. Amit will continue our design-led innovation, providing customers with completely reimagined hybrid data management products.”
    - Anil Chakravarthy, CEO, Informatica

  • “Our customers rely on Informatica to help them accelerate their data-driven digital transformations, which range from transforming their business and operating models, to their innovation and customer engagement models. We understand this transformation is an ongoing evolution for our customers, not just destination, and in this role, I will continue to drive Informatica’s innovation journey to help accelerate our customers their digital transformations.”
    - Amit Walia, President of Products and Strategic Ecosystems Informatica

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  • 1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service, Keith Guttridge, Massimo Pezzini, et al., 30 March 2017.
  • Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Mark A. Beyer, Eric Thoo, Mei Yang Selvage, Ehtisham Zaidi, 3 August 2017.
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools, Mei Yang Selvage, Saul Judah, and Ankush Jain, 24 October 2017.
  • Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions, Bill O'Kane, Alan Dayley, Michael Patrick Moran, Simon James Walker, 30 October 2017.
  • Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions, Guido De Simoni, Roxane Edjlali, 10 August 2017.

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