According to the software vendor, Saxton’s appointment comes at a strategic time when digitalization is transforming the business and technology landscape in the region at a fast pace. The company further claims that it has the right 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, JAPAC & Northern EMEA.
Joining Software AG in 2012, Mike brings to his role over 26 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. He has played a major role in in growing the company’s business in Middle East and Turkey. Prior to Software AG, Mike 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,” commented Mike Saxton.
“With IoT driving the digitalization 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,” he added.