SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire -05/23/12)- Splunk® Inc. (SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that it has appointed James Murray as vice president and general manager of EMEA. Murray will draw on his 20 years of experience in the software industry to help lead Splunk's business across the region.
"James brings a wealth of experience helping enterprises in EMEA achieve sustained growth," said Tom Schodorf, senior vice president of worldwide field operations, Splunk. "James is ideally suited to helping us build on Splunk's presence in EMEA. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout his career and is experienced in guiding and managing fast-moving companies. He will be instrumental in driving the business forward in this region."
Prior to Splunk, Murray spent 11 years with content-management software company Interwoven, which was acquired by Autonomy. Autonomy was acquired by HP in 2011. During his time there, Murray held a number of roles, including: UK sales director, vice president sales EMEA, vice president APAC and most recently senior vice president of Autonomy's digital marketing business and CEO for Virage Worldwide, a division of Autonomy HP.
"Big data is shooting up the corporate agenda as business leaders, not just IT departments, realize the value within their machine-generated data," commented Murray. "Splunk enables enterprises to realize value from their machine data. I am pleased to be part of a company that is defining the market for operational intelligence. I look forward to building on our success in EMEA by acquiring new customers, but also helping our existing customers realize the full potential of Splunk across their organizations."
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk® Inc. (SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. More than 3,700 enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers in more than 75 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.