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Dataiku Bets Big on Partner Ecosystem, Appoints New SVP of Ecosystems and Alliances, David Tharp

New partner program builds an “economy of opportunity” with Technology Alliances, Global Systems Integrators, and Channel Partners

October 12, 2021 –– New York, NY –– Today Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, announced that David Tharp has joined the company as SVP Ecosystems and Alliances. In this role, Tharp will be responsible for driving the strategy, development, and field operations of Dataiku’s global partner program including Technology Alliances, Global Systems Integrators, and Channel Partners. 

“We are excited to have David on our team as we bet big on our partner strategy and build an economy of opportunity around Dataiku,” said Romain Fouache, COO and CRO, Dataiku. “He brings a combination of deep partner alliance experience, strategy, and leadership that we believe will turn our partnership program into a true competitive advantage — one that provides our customers flexibility in how they deploy our Everyday AI platform, while providing our partners a significant opportunity to build a business with us.” 

“I feel fortunate to join Dataiku at this important inflection point in our growth. We have already established an incredible partner ecosystem with the world’s largest professional services firms and cloud computing giants. The opportunity to unite these partnerships provides our customers an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate their AI transformations. Meeting the Dataiku leadership team and supportive investor community made this an easy career decision for me,” said David Tharp, SVP Ecosystems and Alliances, Dataiku. “I am excited to evolve Dataiku’s partner program to accelerate our growth with and through partners who are leading the largest AI transformations in the world. I look forward to scaling these relationships, building a team, and delivering value and innovation for our customers, partners, and all other stakeholders.” 

Prior to Dataiku, Tharp served as the VP, Worldwide Partner Organization at Anaplan, where he led the build and scale of the partner and alliance ecosystem at the company from its early stage through IPO, to its current multibillion-dollar valuation. In addition to his role at Dataiku, Tharp serves on the board of directors for Anavate Partners and is an active investor and advisor to several early stage companies through his membership in the IrishAngels venture fund team. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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Dataiku is the platform for Everyday AI, systemizing the use of data for exceptional business results. More than 450 customers across banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, and more use Dataiku to elevate their people to extraordinary, arming them with the ability to make better day-to-day decisions with data. 

Dataiku was founded in 2013 and has garnered praise from industry analysts for leading the charge in the democratization of AI ever since. The company most recently raised $400 million in a Series E funding round in 2021, and has grown the team to more than 750 employees worldwide. Dataiku was named to the Forbes Cloud 100 in 2019 and 2020 as well as the Forbes AI 50 in 2020 and 2021. Silicon Republic pegged Dataiku as one of the “7 data science start-ups shaking up AI and analytics” in late 2020, and CB Insights named Dataiku to the AI 100 2021 as one of the most innovative startups. Dataiku is consistently named on “best companies to work for” lists, including lists from Forbes and Inc.

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