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Software AG Bolsters Asia Pacific Japan management team with new appointment

Melbourne, Australia, 2/6/2017

Software AG today announced the appointment of Mike Saxton to the position of Senior Vice President in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) to bolster the company’s business. In his new role, Saxton is responsible for managing Software AG’s operations and building strong customer relations in order to drive greater success for Software AG in the region.

Saxton’s appointment comes at a strategic time when digitalisation is transforming the business and technology landscape in the region at a rapid pace and is in line with Software AG’s expertise and technological offerings such as its Digital Business Platform to support businesses with this objective. Furthermore, with the emergence of technologies such as Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) across industry verticals, there is an urgent need for businesses to adopt a “software-first” approach in order to stay profitable and competitive.

“The Asia Pacific & Japan market is a key focus for Software AG and with Mike’s appointment we are reinforcing our commitment to the businesses in this region. Mike’s global expertise and industry knowledge positions him well to lead this market,” said Mike Slater, Chief Operating Officer, APJ & Northern EMEA.

Joining Software AG in 2012, Saxton brings to his role over 26 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. His contribution towards Software AG has been invaluable especially in growing the company’s business in Middle East and Turkey. Prior to Software AG, Saxton held key leadership roles across Europe and the United Kingdom with global technology companies, such as TIBCO, HP and Neon.

“It is an exciting opportunity to lead Software AG at a time when there is a growing demand for digital transformations solutions that offer value and customer centricity such as the Digital Business Platform to help our customers emerge as digital winners in the region. With IoT driving the digitalisation wave in APJ, we look forward to expanding our offerings further, growing customer relationships and driving growth for Software AG, our customers and our partners in the region,” commented Mike Saxton.

About Software AG

The digital transformation is changing enterprise IT landscapes from inflexible application silos to modern software platform-driven IT architectures which deliver the openness, speed and agility needed to enable the digital real-time enterprise.
Software AG offers the first end-to-end Digital Business Platform, based on open standards, with integration, process management, in-memory data, adaptive application development, real-time analytics and enterprise architecture management as core building blocks. The modular platform allows users to develop the next generation of application systems to build their digital future, today.
With over 45 years of customer-centric innovation, Software AG is ranked as a leader in many innovative and digital technology categories. Software AG has more than 4,300 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €872 million in 2016.

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