Engineering SVP Joins Anaconda’s Executive Team to Accelerate Delivery of Anaconda Data Science and Machine Learning platforms

AUSTIN, TEXAS—December 12, 2017Anaconda, Inc., provider of the most popular Python data science platform, today announced Lars Ewe as the company’s new senior vice president (SVP) of engineering. With more than 20 years of enterprise engineering experience, Ewe brings a strong foundation in big data, real-time analytics and security. He will lead the Anaconda Enterprise and Anaconda Distribution engineering teams.

“It takes a world class engineering leader to manage world class developer talent,” said Scott Collison, CEO at Anaconda. “We’ve found that in Lars and are super pleased to have him with the company.”

The Anaconda Distribution has more than 4.5 million users globally, making it the most popular Python data science platform. Anaconda and Microsoft recently announced a partnership to deliver Anaconda for Microsoft, to be embedded in Microsoft SQL Server and Azure Machine Learning. In September Anaconda launched Anaconda Enterprise 5, used by organizations to enable enterprise Anaconda users to collaborate, deploy, scale and govern data science and machine learning. Customers of Anaconda Enterprise include Citibank, City of Boston, BMW, Cisco and GE.

“Data science is powering the world’s most exciting technologies, bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to every industry,” said Ewe. “This accelerated shift toward data-driven decisions has created a need for powerful data science platforms. This is a very exciting time for data science innovation, and I am thrilled to be joining the Anaconda engineering and leadership teams to help drive this movement forward.”

Lars Ewe joins Anaconda from Evariant, a healthcare big data platform, where he managed the company’s healthcare digital marketing analytics platform as the executive vice president of engineering. Prior to Evariant, Lars led Click Security’s innovative security analytics platform. He has also held senior management and executive roles at large software companies and startups, including AMD, BMW, Borland, National Instruments and Oracle Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Munich, Germany.

About Anaconda, Inc.
With over 4.5 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular Python data science platform. Anaconda, Inc. continues to lead open source projects like Anaconda, NumPy and SciPy that form the foundation of modern data science. Anaconda’s flagship product, Anaconda Enterprise, allows organizations to secure, govern, scale and extend Anaconda to deliver actionable insights that drive businesses and industries forward.

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