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Former SAP Nordics Sales Leader Joins Leading Enterprise Mobility Company

Christian Staalby, SAP’s Mobile Solutions Nordics Sales Leader, joins Kony to Spearhead Growth in the Nordics Region

**Copenhagen, Denmark – September 8 , 2015** – [Kony, Inc](/).,the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Christian Staalby as Account General Manager for the Nordics region. As part of the company’s growth strategy, Staalby will focus on helping companies adopt mobility and building Kony’s sales presence in the Nordics region. The appointment of Staalby is part of the company’s aggressive growth strategy to deliver the highest level of value and service to its growing base of enterprise customers in Europe who are focused on using mobility to drive customer loyalty, employee empowerment and business process improvement. Many companies are using mobility as a catalyst for innovation for their businesses, especially with the explosive growth of mobile devices globally. Staalby brings with him seven years of sales leadership experience within the technology industry. Most recently, Staalby was the mobile solutions sales leader for SAP, a company he has been with for 11 years holding several positions. Jonathan Best, vice president of Europe and Africa, Kony, Inc, said, “Christian brings tremendous technology industry knowledge and sales expertise to Kony. He has a strong track record of successfully working with top customers in the Nordics and we are excited to have him on board. Christian’s knowledge and insight will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and market our innovative mobile solutions to our clients in the Nordics region, and serve the unique enterprise mobility needs of our customers.” "There is a change taking place in the Nordic mobility market – enterprises who already developed apps now know how complex and cumbersome it is to keep maintaining and further developing these, and enterprises who have been reluctant to get started mobilizing their business processes are looking for tools to speed up their mobile journey,” said Staalby. “Many companies have realized that Enterprise Mobility is more than a standard app and HTML5 development – it requires the best, most agile platform to manage developing many use cases, across many devices and many form factors, without compromising user experience, total cost of ownership, and speed of deployment. Nordics, being a very mature mobility market, is really at the forefront of this paradigm shift. I’m thrilled to join Kony and look forward to making a big impact on how Nordic companies stay ahead with enterprise mobility, while driving significant value and business outcomes." Kony helps organizations rapidly execute on their mobile strategy with enterprise-grade [Kony Apps](/products/appvantage/#overview) that can help them get to market faster. Kony Apps deliver multi-edge experiences that are fully customizable, easily integrated, highly secure, scalable, and business-ready with reporting and analytics. With Kony Apps, customers get individualized solutions from quick-start app templates and micro apps designed to efficiently mobilize the enterprise to meet business needs, exceed user expectations and drive business results. These mobile apps, designed for any mobile device and operating system, provide the best of both worlds: built-in best practices, features, and connectors that make it easy to get up and running fast, plus configuration options designed to enable users to customize the app specifically for their business. For customers that want to build their own custom apps, [Kony’s Enterprise Mobility Platform](/products/appplatform/) meets the development needs across the full mobile app development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle. This full DevOps solution encompasses unique app UI design tools ([Kony Visualizer](/products/visualization/#overview)) and the leading multi-channel app dev tools ([Kony Studio](/products/development/#overview)), powered by Kony’s Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) offering ([Kony MobileFabric](/products/mbaas/#overview)), as well as testing and analytics. It extends fully to the end user through the addition of Kony Apps, which allow customers to deliver secure, enterprise-grade mobile apps faster to market. As the largest provider focused purely on cross-platform enterprise mobility solutions, Kony serves more than 25 million mobile app users worldwide every day and manages more than 1.4 billion user sessions annually. Kony [was recently named](/resources/press-releases/kony-leader-third-year-row-gartner-magic-quadrant-mobile-application/) a “Leader” with strong advancements in vision and execution in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP).

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About Kony Inc.

Konyis the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering, ready-to-run, multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future, with a lower total cost of ownership. Kony’s cross-platform solution helps organizations design, build, configure and manage mobile apps to empower and better engage with customers, partners and employees. Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

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