Datawatch Launches Into French Market

                    Datawatch Launches Into French Market

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  CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts and LONDON, Dec. 4, 2013

-- Hires Former IBM, Spotfire Executives to Head Up New Operations

CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts and LONDON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Datawatch
Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of visual data
discovery solutions, today announced it is bringing its next-generation
analytics software to France with the opening of a new sales office and the
hiring of Big Data experts formerly from IBM, Spotfire and Roambi.

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Datawatch opened a new office under the name Datawatch SARL, which will serve
financial, telecoms, energy, retail and other data-driven companies in France
and French-speaking regions of Switzerland.

The French operations will be headed by Georges Gavelle, Country Manager
France. Gavelle brings to the position more than 18 years of software industry
experience working in the areas of business intelligence, financial services,
corporate governance and life sciences. His resume includes working for
leading companies like IBM, Cognos, Siebel, and most recently, Roambi, where
he was Sales Director, France for the mobile business intelligence company.

He is joined by Victor Coustenoble, an analytics and data visualization expert
who will lead the pre-sales team in France. Coustenoble joins Datawatch from
Spotfire (a TIBCO company), where he was a senior solution consultant with 14
years of tech industry experience. His core function will be to help customers
develop real-time analytic solutions and give them access to a variety of data
in hard-to-reach formats providing 360 degree insight into their entire
business operations. His previous experience includes working for Atos Origin
and business intelligence companies, Jedox, and KXEN.

Datawatch is expanding into the region to meet the needs of French companies
who are increasingly searching for real-time analytics to convert their
growing Big Data stores into actionable intelligence. Datawatch offers them a
visual data discovery solution that can leverage all the structured,
semi-structured and unstructured data within their organizations, including
real-time sources.

"French companies are sitting on enormous volumes of data that, until, now
they have been unable to utilize fully," said Gavelle. "There is an urgent
need in France to harness and visualize all of the relevant information to run
their business regardless of its type, its size or the speed in which it's
delivered. Datawatch has a compelling value proposition that will resonate
with customers – the ability to access and visualize any type of data at the
speed of their business."

"Launching into France is a pivotal element in our EMEA expansion strategy,"
adds Haj Muntz, general manager, EMEA. "France is one of the largest
economies in Europe, second only to Germany where we already have a presence.
Leading enterprises are now investing in their infrastructures as we emerge
from a prolonged period of fiscal restraint. However, executives recognize
the need to identify new markets and intelligently apply resources to these
new opportunities. Datawatch's unique solutions provide invaluable, often
real-time insight, which allows organisations to make these critical
operational business decisions."

"Also, a key factor in any successful expansion is having the right people in
place. With Georges and Victor we have a core team that already has proven
success. I look forward to working with them to build a substantial presence
in France," concludes Muntz.

visual data discovery software that optimizes any data –regardless of its
variety, volume, or velocity – delivering next generation analytics to reveal
valuable insights for improving business.Its unique ability to integrate
structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files
and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic
applications allow users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any
operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery
against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization
markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products,
including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford,
Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore,
Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries
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