Databricks Strengthens Commitment in Korea, Appointing Jungwook Jang as Country Manager

January 17, 2023
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Former Kyndryl and IBM executive joins Databricks’ Asia Pacific leadership team to drive further adoption of the lakehouse platform in the region

Seoul, Korea, 17 January 2023 - Databricks, the lakehouse company, today announced the appointment of Jungwook Jang as the Country Manager for Korea, following the expansion of its business into the Korean market in April 2022. 

An experienced leader in the Korean tech and cloud industry, Jungwook brings more than 20 years of enterprise technology and leadership experience to the role and will be responsible for leading the local teams and driving data platform modernization with lakehouse adoption for Korean businesses across industries.

Prior to joining Databricks, Jungwook served as the Managing Director of Kyndryl Korea and was previously the General Manager of IBM GTS Korea and the Country Manager of AWS Korea. 

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jungwook to the leadership team and I look forward to seeing him lead the Korean business to new heights with his experience in scaling high-growth organizations,” said Ed Lenta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at Databricks. “Korea is fast emerging as a leader in AI technology and innovation with its robust digital infrastructure in place, and we’re in an exciting time to be accelerating adoption of the data architecture of the future with Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform.” 

“Data is the key to unlocking the potential of AI and fueling digital transformation for businesses across every industry. With the Korean government’s support and customers’ drive for digital innovation and advancement of AI adoption, I’m excited for Korean businesses of all sizes to experience the power of the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data and AI needs and achieve innovation on the modernized data platform,” said Jungwook Jang, Vice President and Country Manager for Databricks Korea.  

Databricks helps Korean businesses including Amorepacific, Bagelcode, Devsisters, Musinsa and Weverse Company generate data-driven and AI-powered insights to improve operations and customer experiences. 

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Databricks is the lakehouse company. More than 7,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, H&M, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to unify their data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow, Databricks is on a mission to help data teams solve the world’s toughest problems. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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