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Anand Narayanan appointed as Simplilearn’s VP for product and engineering


Simplilearn, a professional certification training company has announced the appointment of Anand Narayanan, a product head from Rackspace as vice-president – product and engineering.

Narayanan heading the cloud compute product portfolio for the public cloud business division at Rackspace. Prior to this he worked at Dell for seven years, where he championed the delivery of server and storage solutions for the enterprise portfolio while leading the modernisation of the overall engineering function through integrated Agile methodologies.

Narayanan started his career at National Instruments as a programmer before moving on to engineering management roles.

He completed his graduation in Computer Engineering from NIIT Surathkal and then went on to do his Masters in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and MBA from The University of Texas.

In November 2015, Simplilearn’s product and engineering teams launched Flexi-Pass which combines the interactivity of classrooms and on-demand convenience of e-learning, providing learners’ flexibility in choosing from multiple live instructor led training.

The company also launched Paper Clip, a new Learning Management System (LMS), which has translated into an industry best 80% course completion rate.