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Information Builders Expands to Southeast AsiaLeading Business Intelligence Provider Looks to Tap Growing Market (July 03, 2012)
SINGAPORE -- (Marketwire) -- 07/03/12 -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced the opening of its first subsidiary in Southeast Asia. Established to further Information Builders' goal of providing industry-leading BI solutions to corporations and governments worldwide, the subsidiary will have its headquarters in Singapore and will service regional customers and partners, including those in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.
Mark Kocken will serve as regional manager of Information Builders Singapore and report to Dave Watson, vice president of Agent Operations. Information Builders has always seen Southeast Asia (SEA) as the future of the BI market. The company is well-positioned to capitalize on the region's burgeoning economies and its need for new technologies. With a dedicated office, the company will be able to expand upon its new business activity and further increase its presence in the country by pursuing new industry sectors and offering a wider range of consultancy and professional services to existing and future clients.
Kocken has 25 years of industry and related experience and joined Information Builders Australia in 2009 as a senior pre-sales consultant. Most recently, Kocken served as regional architect for Information Builders APAC where he worked to expand the company's presence in Singapore and greater SEA. Prior to joining Information Builders, Kocken was an Australian-based enterprise account manager for Vignette, an enterprise software company. He joined Vignette as a solutions architect in 1997 via the acquisition of Tower Technology.
With the expansion of Information Builders into SEA, Kocken has the opportunity to make Information Builders as successful in the region as it is in other parts of the world. Kocken's role is to not only manage our partner network in the region, but also become the direct face of Information Builders for our SEA client base. Having spent much time in Singapore at Vignette and Information Builders, Kocken combines an understanding of our technology with a cultural understanding of the region.
"I am excited to lead the expansion of Information Builders technology into the Southeast Asia region," said Kocken. "There are so many opportunities opening up for us here. With a strong partner and agent network that we are also expanding, Information Builders is well-positioned to bring our brand and unique style to the region."
"WebFOCUS has been instrumental in helping us mobilize our workforce," said William Ong of NAIM Berhad Sdn, an Information Builders customer in the region. "Having access to our data, whether in the office or on the road, ensures that our sales staff always have the information they need to make well-informed decisions. WebFOCUS has quickly established itself as an irreplaceable component of our business."
"Initially we were a QlikView partner, however their approach did not suit our organization," said ER Kumar, head of Business Development for Primainfo Technologies. "We were looking for a total end-to-end solution and specifically one that was unique to Malaysia. Information Builders ticked all the boxes for us, and we are now happy to be part of the Information Builders partner network."
"Information Builders has established itself worldwide as a premier provider and integrator of BI solutions," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "Southeast Asia presents us with tremendous growth potential, and Mark and his team are more than capable of seizing that opportunity."
Information Builders' Singapore office will be located at Woodlands Singapore and online at informationbuilders.com.
About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.
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