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Enterprise Mobility Leader Appoints Software Veteran to Lead Next Stage in Company Growth
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 4, 2014–
Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Thomas E. Hogan as chief executive officer. In his new role, Hogan will help Kony further capitalize on the huge opportunity presented by the rapidly growing mobile applications market. This will include applying his proven expertise in the enterprise software market to drive sales execution, operational excellence, product leadership, and geographical expansion.
Thomas E. Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, Kony. Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
“With more than 900 percent growth during the last three years, hundreds of enterprise customers and 20 million mobile app users ever day, Kony is uniquely positioned in the enterprise mobility market,” said Raj Koneru, founder and chairman, Kony. “To capitalize on the opportunity presented by the explosive global growth in the mobility market, it was time to bring in a new CEO and Tom clearly has the proven operational experience to help scale the company and take Kony to the next level. His proven experience with some of the world’s largest and most successful enterprise software companies will be a huge asset.”
Hogan has been at the forefront of innovation in the enterprise software market for more than three decades. Before joining Kony, Hogan served as executive vice president of Software at HP, with responsibility for all software functions, including sales, marketing, engineering, product development, operations and technical support. Prior to joining HP, Hogan served as the president and chief executive officer of Vignette, a publicly held software company specializing in enterprise content management. He also held key leadership roles at Siebel Software, where he helped quadrupled total revenues as senior vice president of global sales and operations, and IBM, where he started his career and held a variety of executive posts. Hogan’s extensive background in the enterprise software market gives him unique insights into challenges and opportunities faced by businesses as they look to turn the promise of enterprise mobility into reality.
“It is a honor to succeed Raj Koneru as chief executive officer of one of the most innovative companies in the enterprise mobility market,” said Hogan. “Raj and team have created an enormously successful company. Working together we will build on Kony’s success and momentum, and most importantly, will help organizations around the globe better leverage the power and impact of mobile applications.”
Kony provides an end-to-end, integrated, cloud-based platform to support an application software development lifecycle (SDLC) that empowers enterprises to quickly define, design, build, test, deploy and manage multi-channel application experiences. The company’s customers include Fortune 1000 global banks, healthcare payers and providers, automotive, manufacturing, travel, hospitality and retail organizations, as well as a large global network of more than 150 partners.
Kony is the fastest growing cloud-based mobile application development platform (MADP) in the industry with over 600 live multi-channel apps, serving over 20 million end users across 45 countries. The Kony Experience Platform is an integrated software development lifecycle (SDLC) platform to define, design, develop, test, deploy, and manage multi-channel applications from a single codebase. With Kony, you can deliver stunning user-first experiences, get to market faster, and lower your application TCO. Kony also offers ready-to-run B2E and B2C apps that enable customers to quickly extend their business.
In 2013 Kony was named a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP). For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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