Active analytics platform Kinetica has announced it is expanding its footprint in the Australia and New Zealand markets today.
With offices opening in Melbourne, Australia, the company is building on the triple-digit growth it has experienced in the APJ region and will add to its already established operations including Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Australia and New Zealand offer significant growth market opportunities for early technology adopters. Kinetica’s extensive work with Indonesia’s leading mobile carrier, Telkomsel, and the market’s largest digital payments platform, OVO, a subsidiary of the Lippo Group, as well as other brands including Softbank in Japan has subsequently pushed the company to grow its presence in the region on an accelerated timeline.
“Government agencies and enterprises across Australia and New Zealand are primed for applying active analytics. The region has more than its share of nimble early adopters ready to use NVIDIA GPUs to speed business growth and optimise efficiency,” said Kinetica CEO Paul Appleby.
“We are already taking on the massive, transformative shift from passive analytics to active data analytics with our regional customers, from autonomous vehicle use cases to speeding pharmaceutical research to network optimisation and retail personalisation, and our expanded presence in region will contribute significantly to this effort.”
“Many businesses across our region face data challenges on a massive scale, and we work with them to find solutions to combine and analyse billions of live and historical data points continuously and automatically in order to act immediately,” said Deloitte partner Stuart Scotis.
“We are pleased to be working with Kinetica to implement cutting edge data solutions that address the diverse needs of our clients, including streaming and historical data analysis, location awareness, and predictive analytics using AI and machine learning.”
As part of this strategic expansion, the company has hired industry veteran Stuart Fisher as its Asia-Pacific president to augment Kinetica’s presence across the region, building out sales, pre-sales, technical support, and Kinetica’s international partner ecosystem.
Fisher will be joined by three proven industry executives in Australia: Scott Hubbard, regional VP Australia & NZ, Ridhav Mahajan, solution engineer director, and Brett Ryan, account executive. These additions to the Asia-Pacific team at Kinetica are an important milestone in the company’s international expansion strategy, establishing strong leadership to meet increasing local market demand and better serve customers in the region.
“This expansion in Australia and New Zealand comes at an opportune time as the region, known for digital disruption and rapid progress, angles to take full advantage of data technologies including AI and machine learning,” said Fisher.
“Our new regional offices in Australia will be critical to expanding Kinetica’s capabilities into new markets and will support the continued momentum we’ve seen throughout the region, including Singapore and Indonesia.”