Executive who brought salesforce.com to Europe leads EMEA charge for Tableau Software

Bruno Saint-Cast takes data visualisation and business intelligence disruptor to Europe

Publish Date: February 1, 2011 - 12:15am

London – February 1, 2011: Tableau Software has tapped Bruno Saint-Cast, the executive who launched salesforce.com in Europe, to bring the data visualisation and business intelligence disruptor to EMEA. Joining a powerhouse executive bench that includes one of the architects of Pixar animation studios and renowned researchers from Stanford University, Saint-Cast will be responsible for bringing rapid-fire business intelligence to EMEA starting with the UK, France and Germany.

Under Saint-Cast’s direction, the new European arm will first launch in the UK with its headquarters based in Richmond, Surrey. Saint-Cast has high ambitions for the UK division including plans to quadruple EMEA revenues between by year-end 2012.

“My intention is to do for Tableau Software and business intelligence, what we did for salesforce.com and CRM,” commented Bruno Saint-Cast, VP for Europe at Tableau Software. “2011 is all about data and making it as easy as possible to understand and use. This is one of the greatest market opportunities of this decade and Tableau Software is the game changer that will redefine the industry.”

Tableau Software offers fast business analytics and visualisation products, which make data more digestible and useable in the workplace. The tools are used by companies of all sizes, from c-level executives, to video game designers, to scientists in the jungles of Central America.

In addition to its paid for enterprise solutions, Tableau Software has a free web product Tableau Public, commonly used by bloggers, journalists, and leading media websites to share data online as interactive visualisations.

About Bruno Saint-Cast

Starting with the UK, Saint-Cast is introducing Tableau Software, one of the fastest growing companies in business intelligence, to the European market. With an MBA from the Rouen Business School and an auspicious start to his career at IBM, he spent the following 20 years successfully starting up and managing French or European operations of several US Hi-tech companies such as Sybase, Brio technology and salesforce.com. Saint-Cast’s international relations experience and solid heritage in software development are key to the new role for Tableau. His reputation and understanding of the user’s needs have also been recognised as essential traits, setting him as the perfect fit for the VP position.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software is the leading provider of fast analytics and data visualisation software. Tableau's award-winning business intelligence applications can be downloaded at http://www.tableau.com/trial. They enable anyone to easily create and share interactive data visualisations, dashboards and analytics, and can scale to organisations of any size or reach. For more information, please visit http://www.tableau.com or visit the company blog: http://www.tableau.com/about/blog.

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