Appcelerator Continues Global Expansion With Appointment of Enterprise Technology Veteran Jim Watson as Vice President of Asia, Middle East and Africa
25 Year Technology Veteran Jim Watson Joins Mobile Enterprise Platform Leader to Expand Reach for Its Mobile Solutions in AMEA
October 28, 2013 --
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/13 -- Appcelerator®, the leading mobile enterprise platform company, today announced the appointment of Jim Watson as its vice president & corporate general manager of Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). This newly created position will further boost Appcelerator's reach in the Asia Pacific region by appointing an industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales, management and executive experience with transformative enterprise technology. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Watson is responsible for helping Appcelerator expand its footprint for its market-leading mobile enterprise platform in Asia Pacific and beyond. Watson joins Appcelerator from Good Technology where he was vice president and corporate general manager of APAC.
Appcelerator is investing heavily in Asia's rapidly growing market for enterprise mobile solutions. Appcelerator recently announced that it opened a regional headquarters in Singapore to meet growing demand for its mobile enterprise solutions. This new regional headquarters will feature a research and development center, an APAC data center as well as increased investment in its sales, support, partners and services in the APAC region to further support regional customers.
"This is a time of unprecedented global market expansion for Appcelerator. There is no better technology executive to help enterprises in Asia transform with mobile than Jim Watson," states Jeff Haynie, Chief Executive Officer at Appcelerator. "Jim has a 25 year track-record of bringing transformative technologies to enterprises, and has unparalleled knowledge of the unique needs of APAC companies."
"Jim Watson's appointment, along with the recent investment by EDBI in Singapore, signals Appcelerator's commitment to the APAC region," said Song Chuang, Research Director from Gartner. "As organisations scale their mobile app initiatives, the Appcelerator Platform provides a valuable alternative to stand alone native development and Web/open technology tools which have been popular here."
"Enterprise mobile innovation requires mastering the explosion in smart devices and demand for mobile access to backend data, while delivering amazing app experiences," states Jim Watson, vice president of AMEA at Appcelerator.
"I am thrilled to join this world-class team that is on a mission to free companies to lead in mobile innovation with a platform to build, connect, measure and manage the entire enterprise app portfolio."
As the first employee in APAC for Good Technology, Watson led the rapid expansion of customers across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and India. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Watson has held executive roles at FB Rice, Reflex Security, Gartner, and Xerox. Watson received a B.S. in marketing from Presbyterian College.
Mobile apps are fast replacing web applications as the way we buy, share, search, learn and collaborate. Appcelerator® helps companies solve for this new mobile reality: delivering native cross-platform apps at the speed of web, mobilizing any data source, and driving success with real-time analytics -- all from an open, cloud-based platform. With the Appcelerator Platform, companies can eliminate point tools to scale mobile across the enterprise, drive innovation by unlocking backend data sources for new app capabilities, and measure the overall usage and success of the entire mobile app portfolio. Appcelerator also provides an award-winning open source mobile development environment, Titanium®. With over 60,000 mobile applications deployed on over 170 million devices, Appcelerator's solutions are backed by the world's largest mobile ecosystem, including more than 500,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and strategic partners, among them SAP, Cognizant and CSC. It serves as the mobile platform of choice for companies like eBay, TUI Travel, Merck, Mitsubishi Electric, ZipCar, and Pay-Pal. For more information, visit www.appcelerator.com
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