Not so quiet summer at Pentaho in Europe

Summer is usually a quiet period in Europe – but not at Pentaho.  The EMEA sales and marketing team got together for a couple of days in San Francisco for a sales bootcamp, which combined hard work with a celebration of another record sales quarter in Q2. It was great to meet everybody, as we are distributed across 7 countries and typically ‘meet’ via Skype.

The organisation has been executing at an incredible pace. In fact, we achieved some significant milestones in the quarter:

  • We announced great customers such as TV2 and Aspiro, both potential global leaders in the world of online entertainment.
  • We announced a win over Business Objects at one of Europe’s top cancer treatment facilities, the London Oncology Clinic.
  • We lured our new EMEA Marketing Director, Jean-Jérôme Schmidt, from MySQL via Sage Technologies to Pentaho. With Jean-Jérôme’s sales background and organisational expertise, we will be talking to and announcing more outstanding BI customers soon.
  • As part of our commitment to the EMEA region, we launched a new website for the German speaking market, where some of our largest European customers are, in recognition of its importance to our business. A website for the French speaking market will follow soon!

Thanks to all this activity, we attracted great press coverage in Europe, with articles in Information Age, ComputerWorld, ZDNet Germany and Computer Weekly.

The Pentaho story continues to grow in EMEA, so I want you to stay up to speed. As offices are quieter during the summer break, it may be the time to watch the webinar series Pentaho has produced in seven languages in conjunction with its partners and which are now available on-demand for watching in English, German, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Italian and Portugese.

Why not join us as we launch our new Agile BI Tour – Data to Dashboards in Minutes with a webcast on Wednesday, September 1st 2010 or on October 12th for the Hadoop UK User Group event in London? In the mean time, enjoy the break and do look out for more news from Pentaho in EMEA soon

Vinay Joosery
VP Sales, EMEA
Pentaho Corporation

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