MicroStrategy Appoints Lesley French as General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, AustraliaMicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, has announced the appointment of Lesley French as General Manager for Australia and New Zealand.  At MicroStrategy, Ms. French will lead the local team to drive growth across the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market, as well as manage sales and alliances, marketing and business development, pre-sales, customer success and support, and professional services. She will also work on strengthening MicroStrategy’s local executive customer relationships.

Ms. French has close to 30 years’ experience in the business analytics space. She was a director of Cognos, an IBM company, where she worked for over 20 years leading strategic relationships across commercial and public sector clients. She has also held senior roles at companies including Microsoft, DXC Technologies, and Agile Analytics.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lesley with her wealth of leadership experience at leading software companies and know she will be an incredible asset to the team and our customers,” said Eric Sin, Regional Vice President, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “Her experience will help fast-track our success in the ANZ market as we engage with new businesses to help them on their journey to become a more Intelligent Enterprise™.” 

“Unveiled early this year, MicroStrategy 2019™ introduces a new way for business users to get answers with HyperIntelligence™, a breakthrough class of applications that brings zero-click insights to more users across the entire organisation,” said Lesley French, General Manager, ANZ, MicroStrategy Incorporated.  “Enterprises can now tap MicroStrategy 2019 to build and deploy transformational applications that maximise the value of information and deliver time savings and financial benefits. I’m excited to join MicroStrategy and look forward to supporting our customers’ growth and success.”

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software and services. Our mission is to make every enterprise a more Intelligent Enterprise. MicroStrategy 2019 delivers modern analytics on an open, comprehensive enterprise platform designed to drive business results with Federated Analytics, Transformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

MicroStrategy, Intelligence Enterprise, MicroStrategy 2019, and HyperIntelligence are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

MicroStrategy Scores Highest in Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report

Sydney, AustraliaMicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has recognised the MicroStrategy platform, MicroStrategy 2019™, with the highest product scores across four uses cases in the “Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms” report (1).

According to Gartner’s findings, MicroStrategy ranks:

– #1 in Agile, Centralised BI Provisioning Use Case, scoring 4.34 (out of 5)
– #1 in Governed Data Discovery Use Case, scoring 4.24 (out of 5)
– #1 in OEM or Embedded BI Use Case, scoring 4.64 (out of 5)
– #1 in Extranet Deployment Use Case, scoring 4.38 (out of 5)
– #2 in Decentralised Analytics Use Case, scoring 4.23 (out of 5).

“The analytics industry is at a crossroads. Self-service analytics tools lack robust data governance and traditional BI applications are unable to support modern business use cases,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “We believe that MicroStrategy’s newest platform is the most open and comprehensive solution in the market. MicroStrategy 2019 is designed to address the most demanding use cases and go beyond modern BI to deliver HyperIntelligence™, a new category of analytics that empowers more users across the workforce by delivering intelligence through zero-click experiences. For each organisation looking to become a more Intelligent Enterprise™, MicroStrategy 2019 can help accelerate the journey.”

A Recognised Industry Leader

According to Gartner (2), MicroStrategy grew its market share worldwide from 2017 to 2018 for Modern BI Platforms, increasing revenue in that subsegment by 26.3 per cent.

Today’s news is the latest in a line of recent industry recognition for MicroStrategy, including:

– Gartner: Sole Challenger in Gartner’s February 2019 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms
– Dresner: Named a Technology Innovation Leader by Dresner Advisory Services for the Second Consecutive Year
– Ventana: #1 Overall Value Index Leader in Embedded Analytics & Business Intelligence by Ventana Research
– Ventana: #1 Overall Value Index Leader in Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence by Ventana Research

“In our opinion, this recognition reflects the momentum and excitement we’re seeing from our customers and prospects looking to deliver insights to their workforce with Federated Analytics, Transformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence applications,” said Marge Breya, Senior Executive Vice President and CMO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “We make it a priority for our customers to be successful with what we believe is the strongest platform offering in the market. We think it’s time for organisations to test-drive MicroStrategy 2019 and capitalise on the next generation of enterprise intelligence.”

Additional Information

– Read our blog: MicroStrategy Scores Highest in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report, Once Again!
– Download a copy of the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report

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About MicroStrategy Incorporated

MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software and services. Our mission is to make every enterprise a more Intelligent Enterprise. MicroStrategy 2019 delivers modern analytics on an open, comprehensive enterprise platform designed to drive business results with Federated Analytics, Transformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 2019, HyperIntelligence, and Intelligent Enterprise are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

References:
(1) – Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms, James Richardson, Rita Sallam, Austin Kronz, 14 May 2019.
(2) – Gartner, Market Share: Enterprise Application Software, Worldwide, 2018. Neha Gupta, Hai Swinehart, et al., 12 April 2019.

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