ibi Appoints Bill Harmer as Senior Vice President of EMEA
IT Industry Veteran Appointed to Lead Customer-Focused Teams, Which Help Organizations Derive Greater Value From Data
New York, NY and London, UK
Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, has announced the appointment of Bill Harmer as senior vice president (SVP) for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Frank J. Vella, the SVP assumes responsibility for the management and operation of ibi’s business operations throughout EMEA.
Mr. Harmer has more than 30 years’ enterprise IT industry experience and a strong track record in building successful technology businesses, helping guide global organizations to optimize their business processes and drive better business outcomes. Holding an industry-sponsored MBA from Cranfield School of Management, Mr. Harmer joins ibi from SAP SE, where he was sales director for its Database and Data Management Solutions. Mr. Harmer excels in understanding customer business challenges, leveraging digital platforms that apply new technologies to help customer organizations achieve their goals and expand into new markets.
Commenting on the appointment, Frank J. Vella, chief executive officer, ibi said:
“Bill has a reputation for building engaged, customer-focused teams, helping organizations expand and transform via new technology delivering positive, measurable impact. We welcome him to the team and look forward to enabling enterprises across the EMEA to capitalize on emerging market opportunities and to derive greater value from their data assets.”
Bill Harmer, senior vice president, EMEA, ibi said:
“I am delighted to be joining ibi at such an exciting time in the company’s history. Its customer-focused culture, strong channel partnerships, continuous product innovation, and cloud-first strategy align strongly with my own approach to organizational digital transformation and use of the best technology platforms to enable widespread data insights and improved business outcomes. The high quality of the people at ibi will be a significant factor in our success helping clients to engage their staff, customers and partners.”
ibi is a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into ― everything. From the beginning, ibi has known the importance of data and insights to make better decisions. We help organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order, so they can build, embed and automate intelligence in everything they do. By preparing organizations for the future and turning them into builders ― information builders, everyone can use enterprise-trusted data at scale to drive their growth. Whether our customers use pre-built applications or build their own solutions for their data and analytics challenges, ibi powers their innovation and reinvention. ibi’s open platform and industry-specific building blocks accelerate speed-to-market, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their customers’ experience.