Singapore, May 15, 2020 – – Talend, a global leader in data integration and data integrity, has announced its expansion in the New Zealand market. With its extended presence in the country, Talend will focus on executing go-to market activities, driving sales, and working with local partners to continue growth within the region.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen phenomenal growth in demand for our solutions in the New Zealand market,” said Stu Garrow, Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager, APAC. “New Zealand organisations are now on an equal level with Australia in the adoption of digital transformation technologies. Talend is investing in the region and we look forward to working very closely with our local partners to help develop more opportunities.”
According to the 2020 IDC FutureScape report, “by 2022, digital transformation spending in New Zealand will grow to over 55 per cent of all ICT investment from 45 per cent today, with the largest growth in data intelligence and analytics as companies create information-based competitive advantages.” The report continues to explain that for the organisations which neglect to invest, “will lose market share to existing competitors that made the investments, as well as to new digital entries.”
The expansion in New Zealand supports the demand from local businesses on their data-driven journey. A dozen local customers, including Harmoney, Watercare and Manukau Institute of Technology, use Talend to develop modern data architectures in the cloud or on-premises. These organisations are taking advantage of the tremendous potential of data to make business decisions with confidence.
Andrew Bates, Chief Technology Officer, Harmoney, said, “We were looking for a solution that could help us create a data-driven culture within our company. Prior to Talend, we had just been scratching the surface of what is possible. Now, the platform allows us to unlock much greater value from our data and will grow with us in the future.”
Talend hired Simon Burgoyne who will help the company to drive the NZ market, Talend’s presence, and brand throughout the country. Simon reports to Steve Singer, ANZ regional vice president at Talend. In addition to Simon’s recruitment, Talend is in the process of hiring more resources in technical support and account management in New Zealand to help support local businesses and customers.
Talend will harness the expertise and market knowledge of its local partners, such as value-added reseller, OSS Group, and system integrators, to further develop and support the company’s go to market. Working closely with partners, activities will span across New Zealand’s North and South Island, and include key verticals like the public sector and financial services.
“Since 2016, OSS Group has been Talend’s first partner in the New Zealand market. The combination of Talend’s leading solutions for cloud or on-premise data integration, and OSS Group’s expertise allowed us to sign customers across a broad range of industries like automotive, banking, insurance, education, airline, and telco,” said Ian Soffe, Managing Director at OSS Group. “We look forward to working even more closely with Talend’s teams so that we can support the digital transformation demand and innovation of New Zealand businesses.”
Talend Data Fabric is the only data integration and integrity platform that simplifies all aspects of working with data for analysis and use, driving critical business outcomes. Talend Data Fabric includes a suite of apps to ensure enterprise data is complete, clean, compliant, and readily available to everyone who needs it throughout the organization.