Alteryx Inc, a data science and analytics company, has announced it is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with the opening of its new office in Dubai.
Located in Dubai Internet City, the Alteryx MEA office was officially opened by Dean Stoecker, chairman and CEO of Alteryx, who welcomed more than 250 executives at the launch event held at the V hotel, Al Habtoor.
As a part of its investment in the region and continued global expansion, the new office will further support the success of current and prospective customers as they evolve their data analytic requirements as part of their Digital Transformation initiatives.
Alteryx recently reported 96% year-over-year (YoY) growth in international markets for the full year 2018, which accounted for 29% of overall revenue as of December 31 2018.
Abboud Ghanem, regional vice president, Middle East and Africa at Alteryx, said: “We are seeing a surge of interest in advanced data analytics within the Middle East and Africa with government-backed programmes, such as Smart Dubai, a city-wide initiative to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest and happiest city. Successful Digital Transformation is dependent on enabling collaboration between all data workers both within and across organisations. With the opening of our Dubai office, we look forward to better supporting local customers and partners as they Alteryx their data into actionable insights.”
The company has a proven track record of working with MEA brands, including the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Al Futtaim Private Company and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in the UAE (DEWA). These organisations are already gaining knowledge from data by enabling data producers to analyse for insights and make data-driven decisions.
“Alteryx offers immense value as we continue to move away from manual processes and harness the power of data analytics within the Public Pension Agency,” said Hussein Alasmari, PPA Governor’s Advisor for information technology at the Public Pension Agency, the Saudi Arabian agency that disburses pensions to the country’s retired civil employees and military personnel or their beneficiaries.
“Our ongoing use of data analytics through the self-service Alteryx Platform is helping to revolutionise decision making and portfolio analysis. Separating the wheat from the chaff in financial data with Alteryx takes moments, not weeks, as traditionally has been the case with manual operations. Alteryx helps us quickly and efficiently analyse vast amounts of fiscal data associated with investment funds and unearth valuable insights, which can help add value for our customers.”