Symantec has appointed Amit Mital as Chief Technology Officer, and he will be responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy with a focus on accelerating innovation, product development and R&D. Mital will report directly to Symantec CEO Steve Bennett.
Steve Trilling, Symantec’s current CTO, will be moving to an operational senior leadership role in the company.
Mital’s previous stint was with Microsoft, where he worked for 20 years in various capacities, most recently as the corporate vice president for the company’s Startup Business Group. He was responsible for managing strategic product development along with identifying and executing new innovation opportunities in that role. Mital holds 43 patents and is an innovator in several technologies that align with Symantec’s business including machine learning, Big Data and high scale web and cloud services.
“Amit is a leader with proven abilities to innovate, develop and execute new products,” said Steve Bennett, President and CEO, Symantec. “We’re on track executing roadmaps to leverage Symantec’s technology to solve our customer’s most important problems and Amit’s expertise will help us move faster and more effectively in this stage of our transformation. We are thrilled to add such a talented executive to our leadership ranks.”
“I’m excited to be joining Symantec at such a crucial juncture in the company’s history,” said Amit Mital, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec. “I’m looking forward to working alongside Steve and our more than 20,000 employees worldwide to develop and deliver innovative point solutions and integrated offerings that will drive the industry – and Symantec – forward.”