Sydney, 27 February 2018 — Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, has announced two senior executive appointments to enable the market acceleration of the company’s cloud-built data warehouse solution across the Asia Pacific region. In addition, the company has opened Sydney and Melbourne offices to support its customer and partner growth in Australia and New Zealand.
Peter O’Connor has been appointed Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific. Based in Sydney, O’Connor has more than 20 years of sales, partner and regional business development experience and will lead the management and expansion of Snowflake’s Asia Pacific business.
O’Connor was previously Asia Pacific Vice President for Nimble Storage where he drove and oversaw revenue growth, customer acquisition and partner enablement. Prior to Nimble Storage, he was Vice President and Managing Director at NetApp Australia and Asia Pacific Vice President for Macromedia.
Snowflake has also appointed Alan Eldridge as Asia Pacific Director of Sales Engineering based in Melbourne with responsibility for leading the company’s regional pre-sales team.
Eldridge has worked in the data analytics space for almost two decades and joins Snowflake following six years at Tableau Software, where he was the company’s first employee in the region and most recently was Tableau’s Presales Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Tableau, he held a variety of technical sales roles at Microsoft, Business Objects and Sun Microsystems.
Snowflake Chief Revenue Officer, Chris Degnan, said, “The combined experience which Peter and Alan bring to Snowflake in the Asia Pacific region will be crucial to accelerating our market presence in the data sharing economy. Their knowledge of deploying successful, go-to-market strategies and providing customers with the solutions and support they need, will enable organisations to gain all the insight from all their data in order to become data-driven enterprises.”
In May, Snowflake will bring its Cloud Analytics World Tour to Australia for the first time with stops in Sydney on 9 May and in Melbourne on 10 May. Each half-day event will bring together the brightest minds to discuss the latest trends, best practices and lessons learned in data warehousing and data analytics.
Last month, Snowflake announced its latest round of growth funding of US$263 million led by ICONIQ Capital, Altimeter Capital and newcomer Sequoia Capital. With this round of funding, Snowflake’s pre-money valuation is US$1.5 billion. Since its founding in 2012, Snowflake has raised a total of US$473 million in growth funding. In the past year, Snowflake has grown its customer base by 300 percent and has increased customer data stored in Snowflake fourfold.
Snowflake’s Australian offices are located at:
333 George Street, Sydney
152 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
For more information on the Snowflake Cloud Analytics World Tour click here: https://www.snowflake.net/cloud-analytics-world-tour/
About Snowflake Computing
Snowflake is the only data warehouse built for the cloud. Snowflake delivers the performance, concurrency and simplicity needed to store and analyse all data available to an organisation in one location. Snowflake’s technology combines the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms, the elasticity of the cloud, and live data sharing at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake: Your data, no limits. Find out more at: www.snowflake.net.