Satnam Alag, PhD

Senior Vice President, Software Engineering and Chief Security Officer

Satnam Alag, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at GRAIL. He previously served as Vice President of Software Engineering at Illumina, where he led the development of many cloud-software products and oversaw cloud product security, privacy, and clinical compliance. Before this, he was the Chief Technology Officer at NextBio (acquired by Illumina in 2013), a powerful patient-centric platform that aggregates and analyzes large quantities of phenotypic and genomic longitudinal data. He has also held other senior software architecture positions, including as the Chief Software Architect at Deem. Satnam, who holds five AWS certifications, has over 24 years of software development experience and is the author of the book “Collective Intelligence in Action” published by Manning. He earned a BE (HONS) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, an MS from Rutgers University, and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.