Lavastorm Analytics Welcomes Peter Griffiths to its Board of Directors

Current Executive at CA Technologies Brings a Successful Track Record of Building Innovative Analytics Software Businesses to Lavastorm Analytics

Boston, MA September 16, 2013Lavastorm Analytics, a leading global analytics software company, announced today it has named Peter JL Griffiths to the company’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Griffiths was elected at the company’s recent board meeting.

Griffiths is executive vice president and group executive, Enterprise Solutions and Technology Group, at CA Technologies, where he manages a broad portfolio of IT management and security products for enterprise and growth markets.

Prior to joining CA Technologies, Peter was vice president of Worldwide Research and Development, Business Analytics and Applications, for IBM.   He joined IBM when it acquired Cognos, a global leader of business intelligence and performance management software.  He was a member of the Cognos executive team and held a number of senior roles, including senior vice president, Products; vice president, Research and Development; and vice president, Decision Platform.  Peter joined Cognos in 1998 upon its acquisition of Relational Matters PLC, a data analytics company, where he was CEO.

“Lavastorm Analytics solves a major pain point in next generation business intelligence, providing users with data management and analytic powers that are absolutely essential in delivering on the promise of Big Data and agile analytics,” Griffiths said.  “These types of problems have been central to my interest dating all the way back to building Relational Matters. I look forward to helping the Lavastorm team capitalize on their new approach to a very big market opportunity.”

“Over the course of his 20-year career in the software industry, Peter has had an exceptional track record of building industry-leading organizations in the analytics space,” said Drew Rockwell, CEO of Lavastorm Analytics. “At Lavastorm Analytics, we are reinventing the way business people access, manage and analyze their data – replacing slow, inflexible processes with highly responsive processes that put greater analytic power in the hands of decision makers.  Peter’s talent, insight, and wisdom are exactly what we wanted to add to the Lavastorm Analytics Board and will help us further increase the billions of dollars in added revenue or reduced expenses that our customers have achieved using our agile, data discovery software.”

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