Chief Executive Officer / CEO
Basant has over 30 years of industry experience, combining research and technology skills with a talent
for incubating teams. He was the CTO of Symantec India and headed the SRL (Symantec Research Labs) where
he was responsible for sustaining and fostering innovation. He was a founder member of the Patent Filter
committee and himself a contributor to Symantec’s IP programs with a number of patents in the storage
domain. Basant oversaw the offshoring of several large projects in Symantec, and headed the Storage
Foundation group. He started his career as a file system engineer, working on key features of the
industry standard VERITAS file system.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay. His
technical interests include storage technology, parallel processing, distributed systems, real-time
systems, formal languages and logic.