March 16, 2015 10:00 ET

Piyush Patel, Seasoned Expert of Digital World Joins Jahia as EVP Alliances & General Manager North America

After over 20 years of key influence over content management industry's transformation, Piyush joins with visionary vendor to drive accelerated growth

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - Jahia, the leading open source User Experience Platform (UXP) vendor, announced today that Piyush Patel, seasoned professional of the CMS/Digital Platforms industry joins Jahia CEO Elie Auvray and COO Emmanuel Garcin in the Executive Leadership team of the company as Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances & General Manager North America.

While expanding Jahia's business, Mr. Patel will have the mission to develop strong and long-lasting strategic partnerships with key international digital agencies and major system integrators. Piyush will also oversee the global technology partnerships with strategic software providers to accelerate the development of the ecosystem of connectors and generic integration which are at the core of the UXP benefits for Jahia's customer..

He holds an exceptional track record in these areas, delivered at Epicentric, Vignette, and SapientNitro, where he led key areas of the business in product, services, and alliances at various stages of growth.

"As I've been working to help clients accelerate their digital capabilities, a number of things had emerged which require more and more complex capabilities to be put in place. This complexity has driven digital projects to be very costly and risky for enterprise clients to deploy. The vision and approach I utilize in addressing this challenge and working in partnership between clients, amongst multiple vendors and the delivery teams that are charged with this responsibility is something I share strongly and commonly with the Jahia team. It's a natural fit for me to be working more closely with Jahia after 6 years of experience on their platform from my first client which went live in 2009 and is still extremely pleased with the platform. I can't imagine a better way to deliver on the vision than working with Jahia to help them expand and form new strategic partnerships that will drive tremendous change and value " says Piyush Patel

"Piyush shares our vision and will be key to bringing onboard technologies that Jahia needs to integrate more tightly to fully deliver our UXP vision. We're glad to welcome Piyush and are truly looking forward to his contribution to Jahia's management, business development and solutions." says Elie Auvray CEO, Jahia Solutions Group.

"Piyush's experience will undoubtedly accelerate our development and visibility not only in North America, but globally. His business acumen, global network and deep knowledge of our industry is what Jahia needs to truly deliver its value" adds Emmanuel Garcin, COO at Jahia.

Short Bio of Piyush Patel

Piyush Patel brings over 20 years of experience across the space of digital platform technology and delivery to help clients achieve successful outcomes. As a key leader in the digital space, he utilizes an approach focused on the success of all parties involved to drive collaborative innovation and results. His most recent role was in working with a key global investment bank to help identify disruptive technologies which would drive exponential growth. Previously he was working to help reshape the global alliances strategy and approach across all business units and product lines for OpenText. Prior to his role with OpenText, Piyush helped to grow a rapidly expanding practice focused on integrated experience delivery platforms for global digital agency SapientNitro where he drove successful partnerships helping SapientNitro to be recognized as a top Agency amongst it's software partners. Piyush was an early member and creator of the training and services organization of a leading portal product firm Epicentric (acquired by Vignette). Previous roles include work with Cap Gemini, Red Sky Interactive, NextBrick Solutions, US Robotics.



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About Jahia

Jahia is a leading open source User Experience Platform vendor, relentlessly working at transforming a silo industry into a user-driven one, beyond technology constraints. Each solution provided by Jahia stems from Jahia's Digital Industrialization vision: to streamline Enterprise digital projects across all channels and truly accelerate corporate-wide deployments, by bridging the IT/Marketing lifecycle gap.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Jahia Solutions Group has its North American headquarters in Washington DC, with offices in Chicago, Toronto and throughout Europe. Jahia counts hundreds of global brands and governmental organizations among its loyal customers, in more than 20 countries across the globe. Early 2015, the company announced its first round of funding from Invus for EUR20 millions. For more information, please visit www.jahia.com

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