Amazon Web Services veteran brings two decades of enterprise IT expertise to leading provider of cloud services for DNA data analysis
DNAnexus Appoints Omar Serang as Chief Cloud Officer
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DNAnexus, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based DNA data management and analysis solutions, today announced the further expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Omar Serang as the company’s first Chief Cloud Officer. Serang joins DNAnexus from Amazon Web Services and will work closely with the product management and engineering teams to lead initiatives focused on scaling the advanced functionality and adoption of the company's pioneering cloud-based service for analyzing and managing DNA data.
“We are thrilled to welcome Omar to the DNAnexus team given his extensive experience helping enterprise customers adopt cloud-based technologies," said Richard Daly, CEO of DNAnexus. "As we work to expand our base of customers to include large R&D operations in commercial and research settings, Omar’s valuable technical skills and deep understanding of cloud-based technologies will be indispensable in helping enterprise users realize value from the full operational and analytical power of the DNAnexus platform.”
As Chief Cloud Officer, Serang will be responsible for driving product development roadmaps and managing compliance and integration efforts that enable enterprise customers to seamlessly deploy the DNAnexus platform. He will also be responsible for the evaluation, design and implementation of stringent cloud security and governance features. Serang joins DNAnexus from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he formed the Enterprise Cloud Transformation consulting practice. In this role, he designed and deployed cloud architectures for Fortune 100 customers and provided roadmap guidance to AWS service teams based on firsthand experience with customers’ adoption. Prior, he was EC2 Operations Engineering Manager at AWS, during which he was responsible for AWS Elastic Compute Cloud service quality. Serang has also served in senior operations positions at Topsy Labs, Cloudmark and Critical Path. Serang holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
“There is tremendous potential at the intersection of big genomic data and distributed cloud infrastructures," said Serang. “Enterprise R&D organizations are seeking customizable workflow solutions that can keep pace with the rapid advances of genomic discovery and the exponential growth of DNA data sets. As the first commercial provider of cloud-based infrastructures for genomics, DNAnexus is uniquely positioned to deliver innovative solutions to researchers and bioinformaticians who are leading the charge to unlock the value of genomic data.”
The DNAnexus platform is a configurable API-based infrastructure that enables genomic R&D enterprises to easily expand their data analysis and storage infrastructure needs into the cloud and transform large capital expenditures into transparent operating expenses. Using DNAnexus, labs of any size can build and run their data analysis apps and workflows from anywhere in the world and work securely with research and clinical collaborators.
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DNAnexus is powering the genomics revolution. The company’s mission is to unlock the potential of DNA-based medicine and biotechnology with a scalable and collaborative data technology platform. The DNAnexus cloud-based platform is an instant online genomics data center that provides secure and efficient management, storage, and analysis of DNA data. For more information please visit .