Cognia, a Worldwide Leader in Intelligent Cloud-based Compliance Archiving and Analytics, has Appointed Stewart Holness as its new CEO.

Stewart’s appointment is among leadership changes made to prepare the company for its next phase of growth.

Stewart has a deep understanding of the media, big data,and telecommunication industries, having served as Marketing Director of Business Objects and Executive Vice President of both Stanford Technology Group and MicroStrategy Inc

“I am very excited to be joining Cognia and working with a motivated and innovative team focused on the success of the business,” Stewart said. “Cognia’s cloud-based Platform offers secure, scalable communication archiving and integrated intelligence services, without the cost or complexity of on-premise alternatives. Cognia is at the forefront of on-demand communication intelligence.’

Ian Hook, Chief Operating Officer commented, “We’re delighted to have secured Stewart’s appointment at a pivotal time for Cognia. His vision for the business aligns exactly with our growth objectives. We are confident he will be a driving force in achieving our goals.”

About Cognia

Cognia helps organizations address some of their most pressing compliance, service-assurance and productivity challenges. Used by businesses in sectors such as finance, energy, healthcare and retail, Cognia’s global communications-intelligence platform transforms the cost and ease of capturing, storing and analyzing mobile, fixed-line and digital interactions.

Bloomberg.com Profile of Stewart Holness

Mr. Stewart Holness has been Chief Executive Officer of Cognia Cloud Limited since August 16, 2016. Mr. Holness has been the Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Software Systems Ltd. since February 2009. He served as Marketing Director from start up through IPO for Business Objects (now part of SAP), Executive Vice President Europe for Stanford Technology Group (now part of IBM) and Executive Vice President of MicroStrategy Inc. He has substantial experience in managing software companies with over 20 years of sales, marketing and engineering expertise at board level along with capital raising and public market listing. As well as directing group strategy and M&A planning for Integrity, he also directs all group technology decisions. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Reqio Limited and Future Route Limited. He served as Marketing Director for Business Objects (now owned by SAP), Vice President of MicroStrategy Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of both Validis and OneDoc. He serves as the Chairman of Prolabs Holdings, Hardware Group, ProLabs Inc. and Zycko Group. Mr. Holness has been Non Executive Director at Cognia Cloud Limited since July 2015. He serves as a Director at Integrity Software Systems Ltd. (Source: Bloomberg.com)