Praerit Garg is the President and Co-founder of Symform. Garg has established himself as the “father” of distributed storage systems due to the innovative, disruptive technology behind the Symform peer-to-peer netweork. He founded Symform after 12+ years at Microsoft, where he held various engineering leadership positions in the Windows group. More specifically, he was a Senior Director in Microsoft’s Server and Tools division where he built and managed the Dynamic Systems Platform & Tools team. Under his leadership, the team grew form 0 to over 70 people and drove a broad industry initiative to broaden W3C’s XML standards to incorporate modeling enhancements. He is a co-inventor on 14 U.S. and international patents. Praerit holds an M.S in Computer Science from Purdue University and a B.E. from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India.