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  • 26 March 2014 12:44

Pivotal Appoints Gavin Jones to Lead ANZ Operations

Regions’s first managing director to drive growth and adoption of Pivotal One, the world’s first comprehensive multi-cloud enterprise PaaS

Summary

•Pivotal today announced the addition of Gavin Jones as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand.

•In addition to driving growth and adoption of Pivotal technologies, Jones will oversee regional operations. Jones will be based in Sydney and will report directly to Singapore-based Melissa Ries, vice president and general manager of APJ, Pivotal.

•Salesforce.com and Good Technology veteran to bring 17+ years’ experience of leadership to his new role; strengthening Pivotal’s APJ presence to help support the fast expanding customer and partner network and the creation of a new class of agile developed, data-driven, environment to enable the growing data demand.

SYDNEY, March 26, 2014 – Pivotal, the software company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, today announced the appointment of Gavin Jones as the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. As the county’s first Managing Director, Jones will be responsible for executing the strategy, vision and growth objectives for Pivotal. He will also support the fast expanding customer and partner network and the creation of a new class of agile developed, data-driven, environment to enable the growing data demand.

Melissa Ries, vice president and general manager of APJ at Pivotal, said, “The ANZ region has some of the more forward looking companies across our portfolio. We have seen significant interest for Pivotal’s technology and services across the board and is a fast growing market for us. Gavin’s appointment will help us steadily grow and give our customers greater access, attention and insights to support their local business needs.”

The appointment of Jones to the newly created the role of Managing Director underpins Pivotal’s continued investment in the region. In 2013, the company held it’s first ever Asia Pacific Pivotal™ Summit 2013 which attracted over 500 customers and partners; opened the Pivotal Innovation Centre, the first Pivotal lab dedicated to helping customers execute advanced Big Data Analytics projects while leveraging Pivotal’s resources and expertise in data science, agile application development, big data and cloud technologies; and secured many new strategic partners and customers.

Before joining Pivotal, Gavin was the Vice President and General Manager for Good Technology, the leader in secure mobility solutions and was also with SalesForce.com. He has also held various executive and leadership positions at Oracle, Avaya, Soprano and Sulcus.

Speaking on his appointment, Gavin Jones said “Enterprises are increasingly being faced with making data-driven decisions. In order to transform customer experience and drive new revenue streams, our team will work closely with IT & business leaders in the industries to bring together the unique combination of Pivotal’s leading technology, Pivotal Labs and our Data Science teams to unlock this value. I am truly excited to be part of Pivotal’s mission.”

Resources •Visit the Pivotal APJ Page •Visit the Pivotal press center •Visit Pivotal’s Blog for a Big Data Case Study •Visit Pivotal’s APJ Twitter page: @GoPivotalAPJ

About Pivotal

Pivotal, committed to open source and open standards, recently introduced Pivotal One, the world's first comprehensive multi-cloud Enterprise PaaS. The company is also a leading provider of application and data infrastructure software, agile development services, and data science consulting. Learn more at www.gopivotal.com. Follow Pivotal on Twitter @gopivotal, LinkedIn, and G+.

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