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Qlik appoints former OneLogin VP as its new APAC leader
Mon, 6th May 2019
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Data analytics and integration software firm Qlik has appointed Geoff Thomas to lead its business across Asia Pacific, following the company's global acquisition of Attunity in February this year.

Thomas will lead Qlik's business and operations for the region, with a focus on driving customer success and business growth, as well as working with channel partners to drive the company's go-to-market strategy.

Thomas brings over two decades of experience in helping enterprise customers seize new technologies to drive business growth while building and leading high-performance sales teams across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Qlik, Thomas held key leadership positions with D2L, Polycom, Juniper Networks and Microsoft and most recently served as Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan at OneLogin.

“I'm excited about the opportunity to expand Qlik's business in this diverse market and region,” says Thomas.

“Qlik is well poised to become the market leader in Asia Pacific given the region's burgeoning opportunities, with many enterprises yet to fully scale the use of data and analytics to their advantage. With our investments into the region and strong execution, I believe we can bring Qlik to even greater heights.

According to IDC forecasts, big data and business analytics solutions will hit revenues of more than US$27 billion in 2022 in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan.

“We're at a new stage of our business with our end-to-end data integration and analytics capabilities, and our focus is on transforming our customers' business through data to solve their most challenging problems. We're confident Geoff will fully leverage the market opportunity, and I look forward to working closely with him and the team to help customers realise and unlock the full value of data,” says Qlik's executive vice president of worldwide sales, Christopher Jones.

In February, Qlik closed a $560 million deal to acquire data integration and big data management software firm Attunity.

“Attunity's strength in real-time data delivery across complex cloud environments will uniquely position Qlik to help customers lead with data and align their enterprise analytics strategy,” said Qlik CEO Mike Capone at the time.

Qlik says the acquisition gives the company access to an expanded breadth of enterprise data management capabilities and adds an experienced team of data professionals.

“Attunity has demonstrated strong growth in a large market and together we're better positioned to serve our enterprise customers along with our partner ecosystem to solve the most challenging data problems.

Qlik also acquired Podium Data in 2018.