Intapp Appoints Wathik Labidi as Vice President of Engineering to Accelerate Cloud Development
Veteran of Aruba Networks, Genesys and PayPal brings unique experience in leading cloud-based application development and infrastructure management
PALO ALTO, Calif., February 15, 2017 – Intapp, a global leader in business applications for professional services firms, today announced that Wathik Labidi has joined Intapp as Vice President of Engineering. Wathik is responsible for product engineering and for expanding the scope and capabilities of Intapp’s SaaS (software as a service) solutions.
Prior to joining Intapp, Wathik served as Vice President of Cloud Engineering for Aruba Networks, an HP company, where he led a team that successfully built a global cloud-based network management solution together with an extensive business applications ecosystem. Before that, he served as Vice President of R&D and Cloud Operations for Genesys, a customer experience platform provider, where he led the launch of the company’s presence in the cloud, and as Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering at PayPal. He also served in engineering management positions at SurfControl and Sun Microsystems. Wathik Labidi holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Pierre & Marie Curie - Paris, where he also worked as an Assistant Professor.
"Wathik brings valuable experience in both software development and infrastructure management to Intapp, with an impressive track record in building the infrastructure for cloud services delivery," said Dan Harsell, Senior Vice President of Technology and Co-Founder, Intapp. "I’m excited to work with Wathik to take the Intapp platform to the next level and work toward making our products available both in the cloud and on premises."
"I’m impressed by the tremendous capability and talent of the Intapp team, the company’s vision in building innovative business applications for the professional services market, and the level of investment the company has made in laying the groundwork for cloud-based services," said Wathik Labidi. "In speaking to Intapp customers and partners, there is clearly a lot of interest in the cloud among legal, accounting, consulting and financial services firms, and I’m pleased to be working with the Intapp engineering organization to build the architecture for the future."
Intapp’s current portfolio of cloud applications include the Intapp Open new business intake and conflicts management system; the Intapp Open terms management system; and Intapp Time for time recording and total time management. In addition, many firms currently use Intapp Flow and Intapp Integrate to manage data across their cloud and on-premises systems.