Snowflake Continues Global Data Cloud Expansion with Entry into the Korean Market, Names HyoungJun Kang as Country Manager
Nov 09, 2021
Korean businesses can mobilize data for business value in the Data Cloud
Seoul, Korea – November 10, 2021 – Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), the Data Cloud company, today announced the opening of a new office in Seoul, Korea, to help organizations get more value from their data and further expand the reach of the Data Cloud globally. The company also announced HyoungJun Kang as the Country Manager responsible for driving Data Cloud adoption in the region and supporting Korean customers on their journey to becoming more data-driven. In addition to Korea, Snowflake operates across the APJ region with offices in Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Southeast Asia. The expansion to the Korean market showcases Snowflake’s ongoing commitment to empowering Korean customers with data.
Snowflake’s Data Cloud helps thousands of organizations around the world mobilize data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance, wherever the data and users live. Snowflake’s platform, which powers the Data Cloud, delivers a single and seamless experience for data engineering, data warehousing, data lakes, data science, data sharing, and building and operating data applications, across multiple public clouds.
Korea is one of the leading countries in the world for technology innovation, and is among the top producers of new data. Korean businesses are known around the world as some of the most forward thinking. They have an opportunity to break down data silos and use data as a competitive advantage. With Snowflake’s Data Cloud, local businesses will have access to an entire data network to help them unlock deeper data insights and more business value from their data.
HyoungJun will be leading Snowflake’s business in the Korean market as Country Manager. He will be responsible for heading Snowflake’s business development, sales and channels, and partnership engagements in Korea. HyoungJun has extensive experience in the data and analytics industry having previously held executive positions at Cloudera, Hortonworks and Teradata.
“Key industries in the Korean market, such as automotive, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and many more, can benefit from Snowflake’s flexibility, concurrency, secure data sharing, and leverage the platform as single source of truth for all of their data,” said HyoungJun Kang. “I look forward to using my experience to help address the needs of the Korean market.”
Snowflake customer, SK Inc. C&C, is using the Data Cloud to power its digital platform as part of the Powered by Snowflake program. “The powerful combined capabilities of Snowflake’s Data Cloud and the SK Inc. C&C digital platform enables our customers to supercharge their use of data across their organizations—helping them to strategically align their cloud and data strategies with business priorities, improve accessibility of data insights, and build economic efficiencies over time.” said SK Inc. C&C’s General Manager of Digital Platform Business and Executive Vice-President, Ki-yeol Lee.
“Snowflake’s mission is to mobilize the world’s data, and we’re rapidly expanding globally to support that mission,” said Jon Robertson, President of APJ.” By opening a Korean office and establishing strong leadership in the market, we’ll be able to best address the needs of local businesses and help the Korean market fully realize the benefits of Snowflake’s Data Cloud for their own business goals.”
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Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 212 of the 2021 Fortune 500 as of July 31, 2021, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at snowflake.com.
Sr. PR Manager, Snowflake