APAC Issue 9 2018

APAC / Issue 9 2018 5 NEWS , New offices in Aus- tralia, appointment of APJ Head, Con- tinued Committed Customers reflect APJ growth investment for the award-winning autonomous analytics company. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA –Anodot, the autonomous analytics compa- ny, today announced a broad stra- tegic push in Asia-Pacific. Anodot opened its APJ Headquarters in Sydney, Australia, and appointed Shyam Sundar as Head of APJ. It has significant market adoption already, including leading Aus- tralian customers like Optus and Atlassian. Anodot is a member of the Amazon Web Services Part- ner Network (APN), and achieved AWS Machine Learning (ML) Competency status in 2017. This differentiates Anodot as an APN member that has built solutions that help organizations solve their data challenges, enable machine learning and data science work- flows or offer SaaS/API based ca- pabilities that enhance end appli- cations with machine intelligence. Attaining the AWS ML Compe- tency demonstrates to customers that Anodot has validated exper- tise and ML experience on AWS. Anodot was recently recognized as one of the top three startups at Inside Retail’s 2018 Retail Pitch- fest and will be presenting at the Big Data and Analytics Summit in Sydney September 17-18. Anodot’s new offices in Sydney, Australia, will serve as the hub of the company’s operations in Asia-Pacific and Japan. Leading this hub and spearheading An- odot’s APJ activities is Mr. Shyam Sundar, who brings almost two decades of experience leading hyper-growth, advanced busi- ness intelligence, analytics and anomaly detection at companies such as Cloudera, HP Vertica, Sybase and others. “Anodot has seen exceptional growth over the past year, ex- panding rapidly throughout the Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solu- tions strategic business unit has centralised its vast mergers & acquisitions (M&A) insurance solutions expertise into its newly formed Global Transaction Solutions group (GTS). The creation of GTS will enable Liberty Mutual to provide innova- tive solutions in the rapidly emerg- ing global transactional risk insur- ance solutions market by making it easier for brokers and buyers to access a range of effective M&A products from a financially strong partner. GTS will operate as a global, stand-alone business unit, providing its brokers and clients with centralised M&A expertise across a global platform backed by expert, dedicated M&A claims handling. Rowan Bamford, President, GTS Global M&A, will lead GTS, which offers representations and war- ranties/warranty and indemnity, tax liability, tax credit and con- tingent risk insurance and will thoughtfully expand capacity to better serve the global transac- tional risk market. “The M&A insurance market is growing quickly as brokers and buyers increasingly turn to insur- ance solutions to better manage a range of transactional risks and to effectively take deal-blocking issues off the table,” notes Rowan Bamford, President, GTS Global M&A. “We brought our M&A ex- perts from across our Ironshore and Pembroke platforms together to create a single integrated unit providing innovative solutions backed by unparalleled service and financial strength. With a di- verse global team, who collective- ly closed more than 400 deals in 2017, it is one of the largest and most experienced global M&A teams in the market.” Included within GTS under Bam- ford’s leadership are: • Tom Cartwright, GTS Head of Tax • William Lewis, GTS Head of Asia Pacific • Gareth Rees, GTS Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa • James Swan, GTS Head of Americas The creation of GTS does not change the current contacts M&A brokers and buyers have at Lib- erty Mutual. Effective January 1, 2019, GTS will write M&A busi- ness on behalf of Liberty Mutual’s Lloyd’s of London Syndicate 4472 and Liberty company platforms. Until that time, GTS will continue to write M&A business on behalf of Pembroke Syndicate 4000 and Ironshore company platforms. Global Transaction Solutions Unit global market,” said Sundar. “I am excited and honored to play a key role in this growth, as we continue to strengthen relationships with customers and partners across APJ.” Anodot’s patented machine learn- ing and autonomous analytics solution enables analysts to track and correlate massive volumes of business and IT data in real time to identify business incidents and their root causes immediate- ly. The company’s APJ custom- ers deployed on AWS, including Optus and Atlassian, rely on Anodot’s self-service SaaS plat- form to find revenue, quality and other business risks in real-time and work across teams to uncov- er blind spots that can damage revenue or reputation. Anodot’s collaboration with AWS also pro- vides new opportunities for cus- tomers to innovate using AWS services including Amazon Artifi- cial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Amazon Kinesis video streaming, and Amazon Redshift, which is a fast, scala- ble data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to ana- lyze data. “Our customers’ experience is our top priority, and it is a huge under- taking to surface potential issues across the massive amounts of data we handle hourly,” said Ja- son Wong, Director, Network Ana- lytics at Optus. “We find Anodot’s technology invaluable in identify- ing issues and opportunities bur- ied deep in the data streams of different business and IT sources to optimize our customer experi- ence and our business.” “Australian and Asian enterpris- es are accelerating their digital transformations, and Anodot’s autonomous analytics platform goes far beyond traditional of- ferings,” said Anodot’s CEO and Co-Founder David Drai, “We are proud to offer outstanding prod- ucts and services to customers from San Francisco to Sydney to Stockholm, and everywhere in between.”