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Pentaho Names Ian Fyfe Chief Technology Evangelist

January 13, 2011

Former Jaspersoft Exec Joins Open Source Business Intelligence Leader

January 13, 2011, — Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) and data integration leader, today announced that Ian Fyfe has joined the company as chief technology evangelist. In this role, Mr. Fyfe will drive adoption of Pentaho's BI Suite by promoting the use of Pentaho products through talks, webinars, articles, blogging, and demonstrations, focusing on Pentaho's customer base to ensure their needs are being met and exceeded, and by providing input on high-level product strategy and roadmap development.

Mr. Fyfe spent the last six years as the senior director of product management and product marketing at Jaspersoft. He has extensive experience in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse industry including product management roles at PeopleSoft, Pivotal, Epiphany and Business Objects. He was also a cofounder of the Intelligent Office Company, an executive information systems start-up, where he worked with several of the founders of Pentaho.

"Bringing Ian to Pentaho is a homerun for the company," said Richard Daley, founder and CEO of Pentaho. "His knowledge of the industry, proven leadership skills, and existing relationships with the executive team ensure that from day one he can focus on creating the relationships and programs we need to successfully evangelize our products and Agile BI initiative to significantly accelerate adoption on a global scale."

"I look forward to finding, engaging and working with BI and Data Integration influencers and enthusiasts on current and future technology advancements," said Ian Fyfe, chief technology evangelist of Pentaho. "I am a firm believer that Pentaho's Agile BI methodology and supporting products will change the BI landscape and drive significant time and cost improvements when deploying new BI solutions."

Mr. Fyfe lives in San Francisco and will be based in Pentaho's rapidly growing San Francisco office, allowing him to pursue hobbies of rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, and biking.

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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