Teradata expands into new markets, announces key appointments
By Digital News Asia April 10, 2015
- Regional scope now serves organisations in 13 countries
- Says Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar are exciting new markets
BIG data analytics and marketing applications company Teradata Corp has announced that Chris Armitage has been appointed area vice president for Asia Pacific & Korea, replacing Peter Hand, who will be retiring after a 35-year career with the company.
Armitage also oversees Teradata’s India and Pakistan business, the company said in a statement.
He has been with Teradata since 1999 and has held numerous positions within Teradata’s sales organisation. Prior to accepting this new post he was area vice president for the United Kingdom, Ireland and Pakistan.
“Chris [Armitage] has proven to be a very competent and customer-focused leader, building up our business in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Pakistan and I am confident that he is the right person to take on this exciting region [Asia Pacific] and will put a strong focus on growing our big data business and winning new customers,” said Teradata co-president Hermann Wimmer.
Armitage said, “After 16 years in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, I am looking forward to embracing new challenges and taking on the task of the [Asia Pacific] region, and building on the great work of the team.
“With the emergence of big data as the new business imperative and a growing appreciation in the market on how business analytics can give an organisation the competitive edge, Teradata is perfectly positioned to help our customers realise their full data potential,” he added.
Teradata also announced that Attif Khattari (pic) has been promoted to general manager of the expanded territory of Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
He will be responsible for growing Teradata’s business in the established Singapore market as well as creating opportunities in the new markets for Teradata in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
He will oversee and manage sales, professional services and customer management strategies.
Khattari has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to this appointment, he was commercial director, Teradata France, where he led the sales and professional services teams for 15 years.
“In Singapore, we have a number of significant banking customers and Teradata is well positioned in the government and telecommunications sectors,” he said.
“Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar represent exciting new markets for us,” he added.
Teradata said it has more than 11,500 employees and some 2,500 customers in over 60 countries.
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