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Welcome Jim Watson, VP of AMEA!

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We’re investing heavily in Asia’s rapidly growing market for enterprise mobile solutions. You may have seen our recent announcement that we are opening a regional headquarters in Singapore that will feature a research and development center, an Asia-Pacific data center as well as increased investment in its sales, support, partners and services in the region to further support regional customers.

Today, we are excited to announce that the legendary Jim Watson is joining us as vice president & corporate general manager of Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA)! Jim has more than 25 years of sales, management and executive experience with transformative enterprise technologies. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Jim is responsible for helping Appcelerator expand its footprint for its market-leading mobile enterprise platform in Asia Pacific and beyond.

You can get all of the official news in our press release. But here is a bit more about Jim in his own words:

Why are you excited to be here?

“Tremendous people. Great Vision. Mobility is the first technical revolution since the advent of the internet in the 90’s. In order to delight employees and customers, LOBs are placing tremendous pressures on IT and their partners to deliver mobile applications with a sustainable ROI now for the first time.”

Tell us a highlight from your career.

“As an early employee of Gartner, I participated in growth from $10m to $750M in 11 years. I also led their expansion into APAC. As the 1st employee in APAC for Good Technology, I led the region to explosive growth and dominance over competition.”

Tell us some fun facts about yourself and what you like to do outside of work.

“I put myself through College on basketball scholarship and had fun in my fraternity at the same time. I enjoy fly fishing, reading and golf.”

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