Databricks, a global leader in data and AI, has bolstered its growth and expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region by appointing Adam Beavis as Vice President and Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The move underlines ANZ's status as a key market for the company.
Beavis, a veteran in the information technology and services industry, brings over 20 years of experience to his new role. His remit includes leading ANZ business and spurring the adoption of data lakehouses across diverse sectors, such as retail, enterprise, FSI, digital natives, government, natural resources, mining, and utilities.
Before joining Databricks, Beavis was at the helm of Stax, the AWS cloud management platform, as the Managing Director. He drove the business's growth through innovation and international expansion into new markets. He also held several commercially focused roles during his eight-year stint at AWS, including the Managing Director of ISV and Digital Native Businesses for the Asia Pacific & Japan, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand, and Director of Enterprise. Beavis's career portfolio also includes leadership roles at Red Hat, Thomas Duryea Consulting, CommVault, and VMware.
Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at Databricks, warmly welcomed Beavis, stating, "We’re thrilled to have Adam join our leadership team to help supercharge our growth throughout ANZ. He brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record in helping businesses solve their technology problems, and I have every confidence that he will play a critical role in the future of innovation and lakehouse adoption in the region."
In his statement, Beavis emphasized the importance of harnessing the power of data and AI technologies in today's fast-evolving business landscape. He states, "The companies who succeed in the next five to 10 years will be those who can harness the power of their data and keep up with the pace of innovation. Databricks is primed to help organisations in this pivotal moment. As AI continues to define innovation around the world, I’m excited to work with ANZ business to unlock the power of their data by utilising the Databricks Lakehouse Platform."