DNAnexus Appoints Omar Serang as Chief Cloud Officer

  DNAnexus Appoints Omar Serang as Chief Cloud Officer

Amazon Web Services veteran brings two decades of enterprise IT expertise to
leading provider of cloud services for DNA data analysis

Business Wire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- July 15, 2013

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.

For more information, please visit www.DNAnexus.com.

About DNAnexus

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
visithttps://dnanexus.com.

Contact:

for DNAnexus
Colin Sanford, 203-340-2441
colin@bioscribe.com
 
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