MapR Technologies, Inc., the leader in Apache™ Hadoop® technology for big data deployments, today announced the appointment of Justin Bock as Australia and New Zealand country manager. Justin’s key responsibility is to drive sales and strategic partnerships in the region, further extending the reach of MapR in the Asia Pacific marketplace.
“Justin is well positioned to help drive the growth of MapR in Australia and New Zealand and we are delighted to have him join our Asia Pacific team. He comes to MapR with many years of experience in the industry, a sound understanding of Big Data and an appreciation of Hadoop and the MapR point of difference,” commented Martin Darling, vice president, Asia Pacific & Japan, MapR Technologies.
Of his new appointment with MapR, Mr. Bock said, “I am thrilled to be joining MapR and am excited by the incredible opportunities I see to enable the transfer of big data into business outcomes in the region. There is definitely enormous room for the growth of big data in Australia and New Zealand in every key industry.”
“We feel certain that big data will emerge as the competitive weapon for companies in our market, as more and more organizations use big data and Hadoop to help pinpoint consumer preferences, upsell and cross-sell opportunities, mitigate risk and reduce operational costs,” Mr. Darling noted.
Prior to joining MapR, Mr. Bock worked with Logicalis for ten years, during which time he was the national sales director and prior to that, general manager. Bock has also spent a number of years with telecommunications company WorldCom International (now Verizon).