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Kony Announces Asia Pacific and Japan Expansion

Enterprise Mobility Leader Helps Customers Accelerate Mobile Adoption and Forges Strategic Partnerships in the Asia Pacific and Japan Region

TOKYO, Japan, July 12, 2015Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced its intention to expand its Asia Pacific and Japan business and provide industry-leading enterprise mobility solutions to organizations across the region.

As part of the company’s plans to grow its market presence in Asia Pacific and Japan, Kony has forged partnerships with major technology and telecommunications solutions providers across the region to deliver enterprise-grade mobility solutions, including SoftBank (Japan) and Telstra (Australia/New Zealand). SoftBank and Telstra are also both Kony investors.

Kony has recently increased its base of new customers in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, and are helping companies such as DBS Bank, Yodabashi, and Swire Beverages execute on their mobile strategy with innovative mobile applications with enhanced user experiences.

“We are seeing explosive growth in enterprise mobility across the globe, as companies prepare to meet the demand for mobile business solutions,” said Thomas E. Hogan, CEO, Kony, Inc. “As the largest independent provider of enterprise mobility solutions, Kony has successfully helped the world’s leading enterprises effectively use mobility as a catalyst for business innovation. We intend to deliver the highest value and service, and meet the unique needs of our Asia Pacific and Japan customers.”

To help support the growth of the Asia Pacific and Japan market, the company is accelerating its investment in new sales and technical experts. Kony also has offices in Hong Kong; Hyderabad, India; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Kony is offering its enterprise mobility solutions through the company’s cloud footprint in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

“We are witnessing Asia/Pacific organizations becoming increasingly mature with mobility adoption. There has been an increase in mobility maturity across the board in the region in 2014,” says Ian Song, research manager for IDC Asia/Pacific enterprise mobility research.

Earlier this year, Kony appointed SAP Head of Cloud and Mobile Solutions Steven Medeiros as vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Middle East. Since joining in October of last year, Steve has hired mobile experts in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore and China to service our existing and new customers in the region.

On July 31st, Kony president of Field Operations Blake Salle will speak at SoftBank World 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The event will feature industry experts covering mobility and technology market trends that are impacting Asia Pacific and Japan, along with best practices and new featured mobile innovations.

Kony helps organizations rapidly execute on their mobile strategy with enterprise-grade Kony Apps 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 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) and the leading multi-channel app dev tools (Kony Studio), powered by Kony’s Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) offering (Kony MobileFabric), 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.

For two years in a row (2013 and 2014), industry analyst firm Gartner placed Kony in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony also received the highest scores in 3 out of 4 use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report. In addition, Kony was recognized as “One of the Best Platform Solutions for the Enterprise” amongst Mobile Application Development Platform providers:Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16.

About Kony Inc.

Kony is 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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