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DataRobot ramps up European investment

Written by Peter Walker

Enterprise artificial intelligence firm DataRobot will invest millions more into Europe to meet the growing demand for its services in the region.

The company, headquartered in Boston, has already opened new research and development centres in Copenhagen and Munich, employing dozens of software and data engineers and data scientists.

The two facilities support DataRobot’s growth plans and the ongoing development of its platform, which is used by over 2,000 global companies.

It also recently opened a new regional headquarters in London, triple the size of the previous office space, backed by a number of new hires, including sales and customer service roles. Simon Blunn, who joined DataRobot in 2018 from Qlik, leads the region as the vice president and general manager across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“We’ve seen the interest in AI and more specifically, DataRobot, increase significantly in the region over the last 18 months,” said Blunn. “By expanding our European-based team and the support we can provide, we can even better serve our customers and ensure they’re driving real business value from their AI investment.”

DataRobot has also hired Christian Thiede as vice president across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

To complement the team in Europe, James Lawson has also joined as an AI evangelist, helping to educate the market on the opportunities AI creates, and advise business executives on how best to deploy AI successfully. He was previously a founding member of European operations at WorkFusion.

Nilanga Fernando joins as vice president of AI success, bringing over 15 years of experience in digital transformation and customer success to this newly created position.

DataRobot recently surpassed 1,000 employees worldwide, and currently has hundreds of open positions in Europe and globally.

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