Praerit Garg is Co-Founder of Symform. Before founding Symform, Praerit was a Senior Director in Microsoft’s Server and Tools division, where he built and managed the Dynamic Systems Platform and Tools team. Under his leadership, the team grew to over 70 people and drove a broad industry initiative to expand W3C’s XML standards to incorporate modeling enhancements called Service Modeling Language (SML). The team also delivered technology and solutions across several Microsoft products, including the distributed modeling system in Visual Studio 2007, Group Policy tools in Windows Vista/Server 2008, Server Manager in Windows Server 2008, and Desired Configuration Management in System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Praerit also directed the acquisition and integration of a software company developing Group Policy tools.
Earlier in his 12-year tenure at Microsoft, he held various engineering leadership positions in the Windows group. These positions ranged from that of a software developer, driving the U.S. and European security certifications of Windows NT 3.51/4.0 products; to that of Group Program Manager for Windows Security, delivering security infrastructure such as Active Directory, Kerberos, PKI, EFS, and Group Policy in the Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 releases.
Praerit is a co-inventor on 14 U.S. and international patents and a co-author of IETF RFC 3645, Web Services WS-Trust, and WS-Secure Conversation specifications. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University and a B.E. with Honors from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.