Intelligent CXO Issue 13 | Page 9


Dataiku hires new CFO to lead next phase of growth

Dataiku has announced the appointment of Adam Towns as Chief Financial Officer . Towns joins a rapidly scaling company with 60 % year-over-year ARR growth , surpassing US $ 150 million in ARR .

Adam Towns , CFO , Dataiku
“ The demand will only continue to grow to empower anyone to run successful AI to make better decisions , solve complex problems and run businesses more efficiently ,” said Towns . “ This massive market potential , combined with Dataiku ’ s already outstanding track record , culture and team , made it an easy decision to come on board .”
Before joining Dataiku , Towns served as the CFO of Sisense , where he led the company ’ s global finance and business operations team .
Before that , he was Senior VP of Strategic Finance and FP & A at Mimecast , managing the company through a successful IPO in 2015 and scaling the company globally from 100 employees and US $ 30 million in revenue to nearly 2,000 employees and over US $ 500 million in revenue .
“ Towns joins our company at the perfect time as AI breaks into the mainstream and we enter our next phase of growth ,” said Florian Douetteau , Co-founder and CEO of Dataiku .
“ His experience guiding a company through a period of hyper global expansion , combined with his passion for data analytics and emerging technologies , gives me tremendous confidence that Dataiku is set up for long-term success as we work together to empower our customers with Everyday AI .”

One in two regional business owners feel negatively impacted by bank closures

Zeller has announced the release of the Zeller Regional Report :

Shining a Spotlight on Regional Businesses . The new research , based upon a survey of 420 Zeller merchants trading across metro and non-metro areas , explored the regional business boom ; uncovered top-of-mind challenges for merchants ; sentiment towards the big four banks following increasing branch closures in regional areas ; and what the growing opportunities are for regional business owners following the impacts of pandemictriggered lockdowns .
Australian merchants are embracing new financial services and payments technology providers – like Zeller – who offer integrated payments , transaction accounts and business Mastercards backed by reliable uptime and accessible , local support . It ’ s a move that is enabling regional business owners to accept payments and manage their finances without the traditional , archaic banking infrastructure .
With a record number of Australians packing their bags for a regional treechange in the past two years , economies and communities outside of the capital cities are undergoing a rapid transformation . Zeller ’ s research indicated that business owners in regional areas feel disproportionately impacted by closures of local incumbent bank branches , a finding which supports the increasing adoption of new technology to support regional business payments and financial services .
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