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Software AG makes new appointment for Asia Pacific & Japan

07 Feb 2017

Software AG recently announced the appointment of Mike Saxton to the position of senior vice president in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ).

Saxton will be responsible for managing Software AG’s operations and building strong customer relations in the region to drive growth for the company.

In making this appointment, they’ve revealed their intentions moving forward – to bolster their network and operations in APJ, something Software AG chief operating officer APJ & Northern EMEA, Mike slater confirms.

“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,” says Slater. “Mike’s global expertise and industry knowledge positions him well to lead this market.”

According to Software AG, Saxton’s appointment comes at a time when digitalization is completely transforming the business and technology landscape in the region. What’s more, the emergence of technologies such as Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) have caused an almost urgent need for businesses to adopt a “software-first” approach to stay profitable and competitive.

Saxton joined Software AG in 2012 and has over 26 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology industry. Previously he has contributed in growing the Software AG presence in Middle East and Turkey, and prior to Software AG, he held leadership roles across Europe and the United Kingdom.

Saxton says it is an exciting opportunity to lead Software AG at a time when there is a growing demand for digital transformations solutions that can help our customers emerge as digital winners in the region.

“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,” says Mike Saxton.

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