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Databricks Opens New European Headquarters to Capitalise on AI and ML Market Opportunities

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by Angela Guess

According to a new press release, “Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark™, today announced the opening of its new EMEA headquarters in London to support the company’s international growth. As part of this, Databricks has appointed David Wyatt, who built MuleSoft’s EMEA Business over the last four and a half years,as Vice President and General Manager of Databricks EMEA. With a strong history in leading cloud and open source businesses in the region, Wyatt will oversee the company’s customer success programmes, recruitment, sales and business development efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

The release goes on, “Companies are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as technologies to support their strategies around reducing cost, improving customer experience and delivering better results back to the business. However, the lack of data science, machine learning and AI skills is holding back many organisations from investing in these areas today and it is often hard for data science and data engineering teams to collaborate closely with others in the lines of business. More than half the respondents to Gartner’s 2017 AI development strategies survey indicated that the lack of necessary staff skills was the top challenge to adopting AI in their organisation.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

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