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Appirio Continues European Growth Meeting Market Demand for Transformative Cloud Technologies

Appirio Continues European Growth Meeting Market Demand for Transformative Cloud Technologies

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SOURCE: Appirio

June 25, 2014 09:00 ET
Appirio Continues European Growth
Meeting Market Demand for Transformative
Cloud Technologies
Global Cloud Consultancy Expands Into Germany, Appoints 25
Year Services Veteran Tim Medforth as Senior Vice President of
Appirio EMEA
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2014) -
Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced a number of high
profile customer wins, a deepening executive bench and an expansion
into Germany as the company increases its investment in Europe.
Appirio, which is working with brands such as AstraZeneca, eBay,
PayPal, Coca-Cola, Kaplan, Stryker and Xchanging to deliver strategic
cloud transformation projects, recently expanded its footprint in the
region by opening a development centre in Dublin, Ireland and an office
in Munich, Germany. Appirio also announced it has appointed Tim
Medforth as senior vice president and general manager of Appirio
Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Tim joins Appirio after an extensive career with Accenture, where he
held a variety of national and global leadership positions and managed
large scale customer programs. He most recently sat on the Board of
Accenture UK and Ireland. He will be responsible for managing
Appirio's EMEA business, taking over for Lori Williams, who will be
moving over to manage Appirio's emerging offerings globally.
"I'm really excited to be heading up EMEA in this fresh, fast growing
and fun company," said Tim Medforth, SVP and GM of Appirio EMEA.
"After 25 years at Accenture it is clear that Appirio is redefining the
professional services marketplace. The Appirio difference is all about
great people, cloud enabled working and the ability to apply the talents
of the [topcoder] crowdsourcing community to every client engagement.
That's very cool."
The growth into Dublin and Munich will help Appirio better serve its
expanding base of continental European and UK customers, as well as
global customers that rely on Appirio as their trusted cloud partner.
Appirio established its European presence in 2011 and has witnessed
100 percent year-on-year employee growth in the region.
In a 2014 report
, research firm Forrester estimates the public cloud
computing market will grow to $191 billion by 2020. With its 630,000
member [topcoder] community and Appirio's own 900+ employees, the
company brings a nearly limitless skill set to this rapidly growing
market. This, combined with Appirio's deep understanding of the way
people work, can help organisations take fuller advantage of cloud
technologies and a global talent pool to speed innovation and transform
their business.
Tipico is an Appirio customer devoted to providing the best online
gaming experience. Darryn Summers, Customer Experience Manager at
Tipico, added, "Tipico saw the need to develop customer support to
improve the customer experience, and the move to Salesforce was a
natural progression. Working with Appirio meant that the transition to
Salesforce was effortless, and email and live chat were introduced in
weeks. The project was well handled and support was excellent. The
knowledge gained by our team working with Appirio has been
invaluable, and as an experience, the approach adopted by Appirio has
been both innovative and refreshing."
Appirio brings expertise in leading cloud platforms such as
Salesforce.com, Workday, Cornerstone OnDemand and Google, as well
as a unique strength in crowdsourced development through its [topcoder]
community and platform.
Appirio continues to invest in keeping [topcoder] at the forefront of open
innovation. In the last two months alone, Appirio acquired Coderbits to
equip the [topcoder] community with a new profile system that provides
the first global, objective view of a developer's real world experience,
and announced a new partnership with Applause (formerly uTest) to
help [topcoder] customers bring higher quality apps to market faster.
About Appirio:
Appirio is a global cloud consultancy that helps customers achieve
results in weeks, not years by harnessing the power of the world's top
talent. Appirio's 630,000 member [topcoder] community and
crowdsourcing platform, combined with the company's business and
technical expertise, have helped 800+ enterprises confidently use
technology to increase innovation and transform business. Founded in
2006, Appirio is a trusted partner to companies such as Apria, Coca-
Cola, eBay, Facebook, Japan Post Network, L'Oreal, NetApp, The Four
Seasons and Virgin America.
The Public Cloud Market Is Now In Hypergrowth, Forrester Research,
Inc., April 24, 2014
Contact Information
 Brittany Baguio
Voce Communications for Appirio
408 738 7864

Adam Clatworthy
020 7009 3108

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