Victorian AI scale-up Clear Dynamics appoints veteran Gartner analyst Neil McMurchy to Board of Directors

Clear Dynamics, the Australian AI scale-up breathing new life into legacy systems, has today announced the appointment of highly-respected IT analyst, Neil McMurchy, to its Board of Directors. His first priority will be advising on the company’s sales and partner program overhauls.

McMurchy spent more than two decades at the global analyst firm Gartner, most recently as Research Vice President, Growth Strategies. He joins former NTT CEO, Steve Nola, former Deloitte Global Chief Strategy Officer, John Meacock, Colinton Capital Partners Founder, Simon Moore, and OIF Ventures Partner, Jerry Stesel, on the Clear Dynamics Board.

Clear Dynamics has created an AI-enabled Operating System, aieos, that uses machine learning to help enterprises build better software applications faster. McMurchy said he was drawn to the company as its technology helps solve a “black hole” in enterprise IT – modernising business-critical legacy applications.

“After three decades in the IT industry I thought I’d seen it all, that was until I saw Clear Dynamics,” McMurchy said. “The problem they help solve is one that plagues almost every major enterprise and public sector agency, one that until now has never had a simple solution – transforming the truly business critical applications that organisations live or die on.

“These are legacy applications that have been built and reiterated upon over decades, things like loan origination for banks, billing systems at telcos and energy suppliers, even hospital patient administration. Despite a wave of digital transformation initiatives in recent years, these applications have been left behind in a black hole because the traditional approach meant there was too much cost, complexity, and risk involved in changing them.”

Clear Dynamics removes these roadblocks as it flips the software development cycle on its head. Rather than offer a pre-defined product which every enterprise must be ‘configured’ into, Clear Dynamics starts with the organisation’s data.

Its aieos platform ingests the application’s metadata in a highly automated way before cloning it in the cloud. Its cloud-agnostic approach allows organisations to choose the best platform for their unique business requirements.

Once this process is complete, the application can be modernised in real-time without impacting production. This not only delivers rapid ROI, but also future proofs the organisation as the application can be easily updated in response to emerging business needs and regulatory requirements.

Dimitri Lanssens, CEO of Clear Dynamics, said Neil’s appointment was a coup as it embarked on an ambitious journey to scale the business 10 years after it was founded in Bendigo, Victoria.

“Neil is an expert at scaling emerging technology firms and understands the nuances in the various go to market strategies,” Lanssens said. “Having someone of Neil’s stature join our board, knowing he could have joined just about any board, really validates our approach. Neil shares our dedication to breathing new life into old systems and unshackling organisations from the complexity that has been holding them back.”

Lanssens said Neil’s initial priority would be advising the company on building out a partner program that would serve as the engine room of its scale-up strategy.

“Our future is partner led,” Lanssens said. “We’ve spent the past decade perfecting the technology, securing some of Australia’s best-known brands, but it will only be with a strong partner ecosystem that we reach the next phase of our journey.

“Neil’s appointment is testament to our commitment to pursuing this partner-led strategy. While partners will be pivotal in fuelling our growth, we can help partners rapidly deliver value to their clients and overcome the most pressing technology challenges they face.”

Source link


gaitQ and machineMD secure million dollar research grant to monitor Parkinson’s development in UK and Switzerland

Oxford-based medical technology start-up gaitQ and Swiss medical device company machineMD have announced the joint award of a million dollar research grant from Innovate UK and Innosuisse to enable the collection and analysis of critical movement data from people with Parkinson’s (PwP). The grant will fund an 18-month research project that will record movement data […]

Read More

Take-Two plans to lay off 5 percent of its employees by the end of 2024

Take-Two Interactive plans to lay off 5 percent of its workforce, or about 600 employees, by the end of the year, as reported in an SEC filing Tuesday. The studio is also canceling several in-development projects. These moves are expected to cost $160 million to $200 million to implement, and should result in $165 million […]

Read More

10 tips to avoid planting AI timebombs in your organization

At the recent HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, I delivered a talk focused on protecting against some of the pitfalls of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The objective was to encourage healthcare professionals to think deeply about the realities of AI transformation, while providing them with real-world examples of how to proceed safely […]

Read More