DATAIQ 100 2020 recognises Simon Blunn – DataRobot’s VP & GM for EMEA

Mar 25, 2020 by Libby Botsford

Blunn secures spot on the UK’s most influential practitioners of data and analytics 

London, March 25th, 2020 – DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, today congratulates Simon Blunn, VP & GM for DataRobot in EMEA, for being recognised as one of the UK’s most influential practitioners of data and analytics. DataIQ received a record-breaking number of nominations for this year’s edition of the 100, and the full list – the DataIQ 100 2020 – was unveiled today as part of a live countdown event.

“Making this list is truly a career milestone, and I’m honoured to be included,” commented Blunn. “Looking over the names alongside mine I see a number of peers, customers, partners and thought-leaders, all of whom are breaking down barriers in the data and analytics space and changing how businesses operate.” 

According to Blunn, 2020 will bring many exciting developments. The market for AI platforms in the enterprise is “maturing rapidly with early adopters achieving massive returns, whilst others risk falling behind.” He also believes that AI is essential to make more informed decisions and AI use will become much more ubiquitous, further accelerated by super-fast 5g networks and IoT devices.

 Blunn’s IT career is impressive boasting 20+ years’ experience in the industry, focused on enterprise software particularly for data analytics and artificial intelligence. In his current role he is responsible for the go-to-market strategy within the EMEA region. Under his leadership, DataRobot in EMEA has expanded significantly over the past 18 months and now operates with teams in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Nordics & South Africa. He also holds a first-class honours degree in Business Decision Analysis. 

“I have been fortunate to be involved with some amazing teams and fast-growing companies,” Blunn said. “My proudest achievement is my contribution to scaling the DataRobot business where we have built a fantastic, collaborative team made up of some of the industry’s most talented data science and analytics experts.” 

Blunn joined DataRobot in 2018 from Qlik, and in late 2019 DataRobot opened its new regional headquarters in London, in the heart of the Square Mile. The company’s commitment to the region also supported a number of new hires, including sales and AI Success roles for a growing number of European-based customers.

Blunn also commented, “It is vital that we continue to act as a trusted advisor to our customers in these challenging times, helping them to weather the storm.” 

About DataRobot

DataRobot is the leader in enterprise AI, delivering trusted AI technology and enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution. DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform democratises data science with end-to-end automation for building, deploying, and managing machine learning models. This platform maximises business value by delivering AI at scale and continuously optimising performance over time. The company’s proven combination of cutting-edge software and world-class AI implementation, training, and support services, empowers any organisation – regardless of size, industry, or resources – to drive better business outcomes with AI.

With a singular focus on AI since its inception, DataRobot has a proven track record of delivering AI with ROI. DataRobot has offices across the globe and $431 million in funding from top-tier firms, including New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech, and DFJ Growth.

For more information, visit https://www.datarobot.com, and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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