Rubrik hires Ajay Sabhlok as first CIO and CDO

Bringing over a decade’s experience in the technology industry to the roles at Rubrik, new CIO and CDO Sabhlok will oversee comprehensive IT, data and advanced analytics strategies for the company.

Sabhlok joined Rubrik in 2018 as vice-president and head of IT enterprise business applications, to build out the company’s IT Applications and Architecture functions.

Prior to Rubrik, Sabhlok spent over eight years in director positions at VMware, leading marketing, customer support, order management and business intelligence, among other portfolios.

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“Today, more than at any time in history, leading businesses are hungry to create meaningful business value from their data,” said new Rubrik chief information officer and chief data officer, Sabhlok.

“This new role presents the perfect opportunity for Rubrik to continue to deliver on its promise to enable enterprises to maximise value from their data in increasingly complex and fragmented environments across data centers and clouds.

“I’m thrilled to lead our IT and analytics strategies for Rubrik and unlock new insights and possibilities for our valued customers.”

Kiran Choudary, chief financial officer of Rubrik, commented: “IT environments are only increasing in complexity, and as data continues to grow exponentially, so does the need to protect this data.

“Following a highly successful tenure as VP of IT, Ajay is in the perfect position to deliver immediate impact in his new role as CIO and CDO.

“His experience in technology and applications makes him an ideal leader for our next stage of growth and development. As our enterprise sector continues to grow, Ajay will play a critical role in our expansion moving forward.”

With a global customer base of over 3,200, Rubrik has experienced strong growth in the enterprise sector, with a growing number of Fortune 100 companies across industries turning to the company for data centre modernisation, cloud mobility and cyber resiliency.

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