Pentaho Names Samuel Hon Vice President of Professional Services

Industry Veteran to ensure satisfaction as Pentaho customer base expands worldwide

April 28, 2011, — Pentaho Corporation, the pioneer in agile business intelligence (BI), today announced it has named Samuel Hon as the company's new vice president of professional services, where he will be responsible for the worldwide execution of Pentaho's training and consulting programs.

Hon comes to Pentaho from Progress Software, an independent enterprise software provider focused on allowing companies to be operationally responsive, where he served as the director of professional services. While there, Hon managed teams to ensure software self-sufficiency among customers, including many Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Progress Software, he was a vice president of professional services at Savvion, a business process management company. Hon's previous experience in business processes and program management also includes executive positions at AT&T Wireless and Telcordia Technologies.

"Pentaho is adding Sam Hon to its management team at a key point in our company's growth," said Richard Daley, co-founder and CEO of Pentaho. "Sam's track record of building and leading high-performance teams speaks for itself. Our rapid growth over the last year and a half has fueled a need for our services organization to utilize a blend of high-level architectural consultants with deep understanding of the Pentaho product suite and a network of BI consulting companies who have implemented the Pentaho suite numerous times. Sam brings the seasoned management skills needed to develop this hybrid model of internal Pentaho enterprise architects and BI industry consulting firms."

"This is an exciting time to be joining Pentaho," said Hon. "Pentaho's Agile Business Intelligence methodology is changing the way companies think about implementing BI, and I'm really looking forward to helping Pentaho customers expand their BI capabilities throughout the enterprise and via the Web to wider communities as well."

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About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho's unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho's mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit www.pentaho.com.

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