IT News Africa caught up with Gregg Peterson at the 2016 VeeamOn Forum, which was held at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. In the interview below, Gregg Petersen gives an overview of the forum as well as discusses how downtime can cost companies millions in revenue.
The VeeamON Forum Middle East 2016 has been designed to connect leading IT experts and visionaries throughout the country for sharing and learning how to ensure Availability for the Always-ON Enterprise. It’s the only event in Middle East that’s entirely focused on solving your challenges to provide Availability for ALL of your applications and data.
Gregg Petersen is an IT industry veteran with over 17 years of experience. As Regional Director, MEA and SAARC at Veeam, he has been instrumental in creating brand awareness, growing the company’s regional market share, driving profitable revenues jointly with partners, alliances and associates and continuously positioning Veeam as a leading provider of Availability solutions for the Always-On Enterprise.
Under his leadership, the company reported a record 54 percent increase in total bookings revenue in the Middle East in FY 2015 over the previous fiscal year, a 43 percent year-over-year revenue growth in enterprise orders, nearly 30 percent increase in net new customers and over 20% increase in new ProPartners compared to the previous year. The company has made significant inroads in the region with major customer wins such as National Bank of Abu Dhabi, The Arabian Geophysical & Surveying Company (ARGAS), Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO), the Electronic Government Authority of Ras Al Khaimah and American University of Sharjah (AUS) to name a few.
Video interview conducted by Darryl Linington
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