Anant Verma

Anant Verma

VP of Engineering at Alation

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Hi everyone! This is Anant. I currently head up the Engineering and Ops functions at Alation as VP of Engineering. I have been working in the Software Technology space for over 20 years with 14 of those in management roles of increasing responsibility. Bulk of my experience came from working at and Birst. I am really excited to join the Plato community and work with the engineering community to give back what I have learned so far.

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VP of Engineering


Jan 2022 - current

Responsible for Cloud/Infra/Platform/Ops

VP of Engineering


Jun 2020 - Jan 2022

Leading globally distributed product engineering team


Forbes Technology Council

Sep 2019 - current

VP of Engineering

Hired, Inc.

May 2019 - Feb 2020

Responsible for Engineering, Ops, IT & Support

Volunteer Instructor and Coach

Achievers School

Jun 2018 - current

Kindling passion for technology in young kids by running technology focused summer camps as well as evening and weekend workshops. A couple of upcoming camps I am hosting are: a) Python and Raspberry Pi Bootcamp ( b) Build your own website ( Planning to offer more workshops on basic computer science and coding skills as well as digital art & design. Stay tuned!

VP of Engineering

Birst (acquired by Infor)

Feb 2014 - Jun 2019

At Birst, I was responsible for product architecture, core BI platform, Cloud platform engineering, core infrastructure, build-test-deploy solution, QA infrastructure as well as leading a team of 100+ awesome rock-star engineers.

CTO and Co-Founder


May 2013 - Nov 2013

Responsible for the full technical stack of including running internal and production environments on AWS. Some of the technologies I am using with are Java, Spring, Hibernate, Javascript, Angular.js, jQuery and Bootstrap.

Director of Engineering

Mar 2003 - May 2013

I was part of the early Salesforce dev team that shaped the Salesforce CRM, APIs and ecosystem. I moved from a dev role to management role in 2007 and truly enjoyed learning the management ropes at Salesforce while building exciting products and teams.



Oct 2002 - Feb 2003

Contributed C#/.Net code to Pilgrim’s SmartAudit Audit management system



Jun 2002 - Oct 2002

Designed and implemented the first prototype to support the founders’ vision of embedding Digital Rights Management in desktop applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word using COM add-in technology



Jan 2001 - May 2002

CommerceRoute was a startup company in B2B domain and came out with the idea of integration appliance, an innovative and original idea at that time, to distribute software in a box. I was involved in experimenting with many early technologies including XML based data interchange, SOAP based web services and clients, custom software installers written from ground up, Web based Workflow systems and Windows Update like system for CommerceRoute integration appliance. I performed most of my work using technologies such as C++, ATL/COM/DCOM using protocols such as SOAP, EDI, and Rosettanet.



Mar 2000 - Jan 2001

Designed and implemented a COM component to access, manipulate and synchronize the contact information between Microsoft Outlook and a database service using COM Add-in technology.

Member Technical Staff


Sep 1997 - Mar 2000

Designed lexical parsers using C, C++, Lex, Yacc, Perl and Omnimark to perform document format conversions from multiple formats (Lexis-Nexis proprietary markup format, WordPerfect, OCR’ed text documents) to SGML

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