Software AG appoints Mike Saxton as Senior VP in APAC
By Digital News Asia February 7, 2017
- Saxton will be responsible for managing the company's operations and building strong customer relations in the region
- Saxton's appointment came at a strategic time when digitalization is transforming the business and technology landscape in the region at a fast pace
Software AG announced the appointment of Mike Saxton to the position of Senior Vice President in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) to bolster the company’s business. In his new role, Saxton will be responsible for managing the company's operations and building strong customer relations in order to drive greater success for Software AG in the region.
Saxton’s appointment came at a strategic time when digitalization is transforming the business and technology landscape in the region at a fast pace and Software AG, a leader in digital transformation, has the right expertise and technological offerings such as its Digital Business Platform to support businesses with this objective. Besides, with the emergence of technologies such as Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) across industry verticals, there is an urgent need for businesses to adopt a “software-first” approach in order to stay profitable and competitive.
“The Asia Pacific & Japan market is a key focus for the company and with Saxton's appointment we are reinforcing our commitment to the businesses in this region. His global expertise and industry knowledge positions him well to lead this market,” said Mike Slater, Chief Operating Officer, APJ & Northern EMEA.
Joining Software AG in 2012, Saxton brings to his role over 26 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. His contribution towards Software AG has been invaluable especially in growing the company’s business in Middle East and Turkey. Prior to Software AG, he held key leadership roles across Europe and the United Kingdom with global technology companies, such as TIBCO, HP and Neon.
“It is an exciting opportunity to lead Software AG at a time when there is a growing demand for digital transformations solutions that offer value and customer centricity such as the Digital Business Platform to help our customers emerge as digital winners in the region.
"With IoT driving the digitalization wave in APJ, we look forward to expanding our offerings further, growing customer relationships and driving growth for Software AG, our customers and our partners in the region,” commented Saxton.