Datawatch Names James Eliason Chief Financial Officer

            Datawatch Names James Eliason Chief Financial Officer

Appointment Rounds Out Executive Management Team

PR Newswire

CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 23, 2013

CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Datawatch Corporation
(NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of information optimization
solutions, today announced the appointment of James Eliason as Chief Financial
Officer and Treasurer. In his new role, Mr. Eliason will lead all aspects of
the company's financial strategy and operations.

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"Jim's financial management and operational expertise with high-growth
software companies is a pivotal asset for Datawatch at a time when we are
focused upon driving continued top line growth in front of a huge market
opportunity," said Michael A. Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Datawatch. "Jim shares not only our passion for performance-driven success
but also our commitment to help our clients through the deployment of
innovative information optimization solutions. His appointment solidifies
Datawatch's executive management team and we are confident that his
contributions will enable us to accelerate our strategic growth initiatives in
the years ahead."

Jim brings 20 years of financial and operational experience to the Datawatch
leadership team, including corporate finance, investor relations, sales
operations, mergers and acquisitions, human resources and information
technology. Most recently he served as CFO of Qvidian Corporation, an
enterprise software company that provides cloud-based sales enablement and
analytics applications. From 2008 to 2011, he served as CFO of Desktone,
Inc., a SaaS software company that provides a desktop cloud enablement
platform. From 2004 to 2008, he served as CFO of Empirix, Inc., a high growth
technology company that provides analytic tools for voice and data
applications. Earlier in his career, he held senior finance positions with
Narad Networks, Inc. and Silverstream Software, Inc. Jim spent four years at
Arthur Anderson & Company in the audit practice and has been a certified
public accountant. 

"Datawatch is in a tremendous position in a rapidly expanding marketplace as a
result of its business transition over the past two years, and it has already
achieved impressive growth in the most recent fiscal year," said Mr. Eliason.
"As CFO, I look forward to helping the team reach for greater success by
providing the operational structure to enable us to take full advantage of our
unique information optimization solution, to strengthen our financial
foundation and to enhance the company's long-term value."

Jim holds a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College and an M.B.A. in
Finance from Bentley College.

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQCM: DWCH) is a leader in providing information
optimization products and solutions that allow organizations to deliver the
greatest data variety possible into their big data and analytic applications.
Datawatch provides organizations the ability to integrate structured,
unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files, and EDI
streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the
issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. More than 40,000
organizations worldwide use Datawatch's products and services, including 99 of
the Fortune 100, and businesses of every type can benefit from the power and
flexibility of Datawatch's industry leading solutions. Datawatch is
headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich,
Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100
countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements,
including but not limited to those relating to results of operations,
contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a
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materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future
results to differ materially from current expectations include the following:
risks associated with the continuing weak global economy; risks associated
with fluctuations in quarterly operating results due, among other factors, to
the size and timing of large customer orders; the volatility of Datawatch's
stock price; limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls; rapid
technological change; Datawatch's dependence on the introduction of new
products and possible delays in those introductions; competition in the
software industry generally, and in the markets for information optimization
in particular; Datawatch's dependence on its principal products, proprietary
software technology and software licensed from third parties; risks associated
with international sales; risks associated with indirect distribution
channels; the adequacy of Datawatch's sales returns reserve; risks associated
with a subscription sales model; risks associated with acquisitions, including
the recent acquisition of intellectual property from Math Strategies;
Datawatch's dependence on its ability to hire and retain skilled personnel;
disruption or failure of Datawatch's technology systems that may result from a
natural disaster, cyber-attack or other catastrophic event; and uncertainty
and additional costs that may result from evolving regulation of corporate
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made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2012 and Form 10-Q
for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. Any forward-looking statements
should be considered in light of those factors.

Investor Contact:
Datawatch Investor Relations
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8323

Media Contact:
Sarah Bernardi
Datawatch Corporation
Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8387
Twitter: @datawatch

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