(28 November 2018) KX, a division of First Derivatives plc, announces that Steven Forsythe has joined the senior management team as Head of European Sales for Industry.

Steven brings a wealth of experience to the business in building sales revenue in new and developing markets. With a track record of achievement leading sales teams in telecoms, technology and software product markets, Steven joins KX from the Omnetric Group, a Siemens/Accenture joint venture, where he was Global Head of Sales.

Commenting on the appointment, Brian Conlon, CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven to the senior management team at this exciting time for the company. With over 20 years of experience in industry, I am confident that Steven will strengthen our business across key markets, including telecoms, energy and manufacturing.”

Steven Forsythe, Head of European Sales for Industry, commented: “The KX product set is world class. I look forward to expanding our team and exploiting our growing momentum in markets such as Industrial IoT where the power of KX delivers a real and valuable advantage.”

About KX and FD

KX is a division of FD, a global technology provider with 20 years of experience working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology, retail, pharma, manufacturing and energy institutions. KX technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. KX delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. The Group operates from 14 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.

For more information about KX please visit www.kx.com. For general enquiries, write to info@kx.com. For press inquiries, write to pr@firstderivatives.com