New Chief Marketing Officer and First-Ever Global Practice Director for Data Transformation join Delphix to help enterprises around the world accelerate digital innovation
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 16, 2018 – Delphix, the company enabling the largest enterprises in the world to accelerate digital innovation through DataOps, today announced a significant expansion to its executive team with the addition of Monika Saha as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Sanjeev Sharma to lead its newly-established “Data Transformation” team. In use by nearly one-half of Fortune 50 global leaders, Delphix is bringing on these seasoned executives to help scale operations to meet the increased demands of today’s burgeoning DataOps market, which Gartner expects to hit the mainstream in five years.
Rapid and secure access to data is a tremendous bottleneck for companies that are in a race to monetize new digital services and deliver personalized experiences to customers. The friction between an organization’s obligation to maintain compliance with data security and privacy regulations, and the need to quickly and simply feed crucial digital initiatives with the right data is slowing companies down. It is also inhibiting adoption of emerging technologies like advanced machine learning and AI to drive deeper understanding of customer behavior. This friction is leading to an emerging data management practice called DataOps, recently recognized by Gartner as one of its new “innovation triggers” in its data management and security Hype Cycles. In a soon-to-be-released new report, 451 analyst Matt Aslett found that 86 percent of IT leaders surveyed intend to implement DataOps initiatives to improve cloud migration, address security concerns and boost innovation.
“In a world where the fast eat the slow, every single industry is in a race to develop and monetize digitally-enabled services in the market faster and faster each day,” said Chris Cook, CEO, Delphix. “Monika and Sanjeev bring with them decades of experiences in building brands and categories. They will be integral to Delphix as we enter the next phase of our journey and take our DataOps platform to more enterprises around the world.”
An 18 year veteran of the Software/SaaS space, Monika Saha joins Delphix after nearly decade at Zuora, where she was most recently the GM of Zuora’s Finance product line. During her time at Zuora, she held multiple leadership roles across sales, marketing, and product management and led a number of initiatives that propelled Zuora from an early stage Series B funded start-up through its successful IPO in 2018. She was instrumental in crafting Zuora’s leading market position in Forrester’s now-established “Recurring Customer and Billing Management” and IDC’s “Subscription Relationship Management” category, each of which serve as proof points of Zuora’s evangelism of the rise of the Subscription Economy(R).
At Delphix, she will be responsible for shaping and influencing the company’s position in the market, leading the company’s global corporate and product marketing functions, and helping bring Delphix to the largest data-driven enterprises in the world across banking, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other key vertical industries.
“Enterprises today are confronted with the dual challenge of accelerating digital innovation in a climate of unprecedented market disruption, while at the same time facing an increased burden of keeping up with a growing number of data security and compliance regulations”, said Monika Saha, Delphix CMO. “The intersection of these competing forces has created a strong demand for Delphix. Some of the largest brands in the world today rely on the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform to accelerate the pace at which they are delivering and monetizing new services without compromising on the security and privacy standards that govern the very data that fuels their innovation and livelihood.”
Sanjeev Sharma is a best-selling author of “DevOps Adoption Playbook” and joins Delphix as its first-ever Global Practice Director for Data Transformation. For the past two decades, Sanjeev worked at tech giants IBM and Rational Software as an executive and Distinguished Engineer on his way to becoming a foremost authority on the issues of digital transformation, DevOps and the cloud. In this newly established role at Delphix, he will be tasked with helping enterprise organizations leverage data and DataOps practices and technologies to accelerate mission-critical transformation initiatives. An early pioneer in the DevOps movement, Sharma will play a lead role in helping to define the burgeoning DataOps category and build out its ecosystem.
“We are in the midst of a massive IT shift, driven by three main forces: application modernization, cloud adoption, and AI and machine learning. Data sits at the core of this shift as major bottleneck to achieving the speed and scale needed to get ahead in an increasingly digital world,” said Sanjeev Sharma, Global Practice Director for Data Transformation at Delphix. “DataOps is the next frontier of this IT transformation and will help more organizations around the world unlock the power of data to accelerate innovation and win in today’s modern IT landscape.”
Delphix’s mission is to free companies from data friction and accelerate innovation. One-half of Fortune 50 companies use the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform to connect, virtualize, secure, and manage data in hybrid cloud environments. For more information visit www.delphix.com.