Software veteran and agile development expert Deven Kalra to lead engineering towards rapid product line expansion and internationalization
SAN MATEO, Calif. (July 30, 2012) - AtHoc, Inc. (www.athoc.com), the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that Deven Kalra has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Kalra will lead the company’s engineering team growth to further scale product development and delivery as the company aggressively expands its product suite and platform offerings.
Prior to joining AtHoc, Kalra most recently co-founded Cognier, a provider of cloud-based big-data analytics for operational intelligence. He was previously vice president of Engineering for Autonomy/Iron Mountain, where he led a team of more than 100 engineers in developing search, archive, and eDiscovery products for cloud and on-premise deployment. Kalra has also consulted on effective software design and product delivery methodologies including scrum-oriented agile development. Previously he founded two startups and has held technical leadership positions at VeriSign and Hewlett-Packard. Kalra has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Caltech and a B.S. from IIT, Delhi.
“Deven’s strong leadership coupled with his expertise in big-data analytics and agile development methodologies for advanced, integrated enterprise systems offer AtHoc a true competitive advantage as we push forward with aggressive initiatives of product expansion, scalability and platform extensibility,” said AtHoc CEO Guy Miasnik. “As we continue to design and deploy some of the largest and most complex enterprise-level cloud-based emergency communication installations in the world, Deven’s deep knowledge will be invaluable to our future strategic initiatives.”
“AtHoc has a driven and highly talented team in place supporting an impressive roster of customers,” said Kalra. “I look forward to playing an instrumental role in helping AtHoc extend its market and technology leadership through industry-leading innovations, unmatched product quality and scale.”
AtHoc has a leading position and proven record of innovation in net-centric mass notification systems and protects more than two million military and federal government personnel. AtHoc’s next-generation life safety systems are deployed across major government agencies as well as commercial, healthcare and higher education organizations.
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government, healthcare, higher education and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, MIR3 and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets. For more information about AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.