Kanishka de Lanerolle



Job: operations

Kanishka de Lanerolle is PARC’s Director of IT, leading strategic initiatives to streamline, modernize and enhance cloud, datacenter and hybrid offerings for the PARC research community.

Starting out managing the Computer Science labs at the University of Kansas, Kanishka joined a pioneering Electronic Design Automation startup that was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. In Canada and the US, Kanishka directed multiple IT teams responsible for company-wide IT infrastructure, standards, compute farms, datacenter operations, and hosted cloud.

Kanishka holds dual B.S. degrees, in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, and in Physics with Electronics from the University of Sussex.

On most weekends, Kanishka and his wife are volunteer TAs for DeAnza College swim classes.