Tableau forays into India; names Deepak Ghodke Country Manager
Making a foray into the Indian market, business analytics software maker Tableau Software today said it has appointed Deepak Ghodke as head of its operations in the country
Tableau’s India debut comes as the result of a sizeable domestic opportunity and Ghodke will be responsible for driving sales growth and ensuring success of customers, it said in a statement.
Ghodke joined the company as Director (Sales) in 2008, where he was responsible for the Central region of the US. He has been working with companies in India to educate them about the value of data analytics since his move to India in 2012.
Prior to Tableau, he was associated with Oracle Corporation and worked in product marketing at Hyperion Software. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.
“Data is a lifeline of any business – it gives people a view into the opportunities and risks involved in any decision. Since our inception in 2003, our software has systematically helped people access information, perform analytics and get instant results, in the office and on-the-go,” Ghodke said.
He added that the entry of the NYSE-listed firm in India is in response to market demands in the region and the growing business opportunity it offers.
“Asia Pacific has been a fast-growing market for us. We are excited to launch in India and see tremendous promise in developing the market, as well as partnering with organizations to meet their data and business intelligence needs,” Vice President of Asia Pacific JY Pook said.
Tableau’s products include Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online and Tableau Public.
The software is used by more than 19,000 customer accounts including Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies, universities, and non-profits worldwide.
Asked about its plans for expanding operations in India, the company said the firm is currently looking for office space for their India headquarters HQ.
However, it did not disclose its employee count in the country.
According to Gartner’s annual global CIO survey, revenue from the business intelligence market in India is expected to increase 16 per cent from last year.