Greenplum Software Builds Global Momentum; Names Elie Simon as EMEA General Manager

Industry Veteran to Lead European Operations for Data Warehousing and Business Analytics Innovator

Jun 08, 2010, 03:00 ET from Greenplum Software

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenplum Software, the world's leading data infrastructure company, today announced that it has named Elie Simon as Vice President and General Manager of EMEA. In this role, Mr. Simon will establish the European Operations to support Greenplum clients and partners who are rapidly adopting new and modern approaches to data warehousing and business analytics.

"We are pleased to have Elie join the Greenplum team. He brings a wealth of experience establishing and operating businesses on an international level," said Bill Cook, Greenplum's CEO. "With the rising demand for new data warehousing and net new analytics solutions, and the positive reaction to Greenplum's products and services around the world, it is imperative that we have someone of Elie's experience to lead our EMEA operations."

Mr. Simon and other Greenplum executives will participate in the IDC Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference 2010 on June 22, 2010 in London.  A platinum sponsor, Greenplum will also co-host a seminar and reception with IDC for conference attendees and selected guests.  Entitled "Business Data Deluge: The Issues and Opportunities," the event will highlight how organizations can create winning strategies to get the most out of their data.  Additional information and reservations can be found here.

Also, Mr. Simon, who has held numerous leadership positions in computer systems, software, storage and RFID companies over the last 25 years, will be launching Greenplum's EMEA business with participation in additional industry events. The complete list is as follows:

  • European TDWI World Conference, June 14 -16, 2010 in Munich
  • IDC Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference, June 22, 2010 in London
  • "A Distributed Cloud-Scale Execution Framework For Data" presentation at CERN, June 23, 2010 in Geneva
  • An Evening With Greenplum: New Possibilities With Business Data on June 24, 2010 in Paris
  • International Summit on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence 2010, June 23-25, 2010 in Rome

Before joining Greenplum, Elie Simon was chairman of Insync Software which provides the fabric for the world's leading RFID, GPS, and sensor-driven line-of-business software applications, and chairman and co-founder of Digiprice, an early stage company designing social-net-shopping solutions for the retail industry.  Earlier, Mr. Simon was previously the president and CEO of TAGSYS, the global leader in the design and development of RFID infrastructure for item-level asset tracking, where he was instrumental to putting the company in the Top 3 ranking of the Industry.

Mr. Simon also held a number of executive leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, including President of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, which represented more than $5 billion of Sun's annual revenue.

Mr. Simon won the Ernst & Young France Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 while at Tagsys and was runner-up for The Tech-Tour European Entrepreneur of the Year. He earned a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from ESIEE, Paris, a masters of business administration from IAE Bordeaux and graduated from Colchester University.

About Greenplum Software

Greenplum Software is the world's leading data infrastructure company. Greenplum is driving the future of data warehousing and analytics with its breakthrough products, including Greenplum Database, Greenplum Database Single Node Edition, and Greenplum Chorus—the industry's first Enterprise Data Cloud platform. The company's products and services embody the power of open systems, cloud computing, virtualization, and social collaboration—enabling global organizations to derive greater insight and value from their data than ever before possible. Greenplum customers include NASDAQ OMX, NYSE Euronext, T-Mobile, Havas Media, Skype, Zions Bancorporation, and Fox Interactive Media/MySpace. Every day, Greenplum's innovations in data computing reach hundreds of millions of people around the world, helping to power the global economy. For more information, visit

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