Peter Jackson joins Exasol as chief data and analytics officer

New Exasol appointment Jackson previously served as chief data and analytics officer at Carruthers and Jackson, where he will remain as a director, and will will help Exasol’s customers make the most of its high-performance in-memory analytics database to accelerate innovation.

In addition, Jackson, who was co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’ and ‘Data Driven Business Transformation’, will work closely with the product and R&D team to help shape Exasol’s roadmap.

A data evangelist, Jackson brings a wealth of experience in defining and implementing data strategies aligned to business needs, having previously held data leadership positions at The Pensions Regulator, Southern Water and Legal & General.

As Southern Water’s first ever chief data officer, Jackson led the utilities company’s data transformation, helping it become a data-driven organisation.

When serving as director of group data sciences at Legal and General, he was responsible for the group’s data strategy, as well as driving innovation and digital transformation globally. Jackson also served as chief data officer for the L&G Investment Management business, an Exasol customer.

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“I’m delighted to have joined Exasol. I’ve known the company for several years and its trajectory has been very impressive,” said new Exasol CDAO, Jackson.

“I’m looking forward to helping Exasol get to the next level in its growth journey. The opportunity in the data analytics market is enormous, and I am excited about supporting Exasol’s mission to accelerate insights from the world’s data.”

Aaron Auld, CEO of Exasol, commented: “I am incredibly excited to welcome Peter to the Exasol team. Peter is the ideal person to help us advance our customer obsession strategy.

“His wealth of experience in building data strategies is invaluable to us as we continue to work with our customers to solve their data challenges.”

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Aaron Hurst

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