InterSystems Appoints Scott Gnau to Head of Data Platforms Business Unit

Industry veteran to lead development and sales for InterSystems IRISdata platform

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 6, 2019 InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced the appointment of Scott Gnau to head of the company’s Data Platforms business unit. In his new role, Gnau will oversee the new InterSystems IRIS™ family of data platforms.

Gnau brings more than 20 years of experience in the data management space helping lead technology and data architecture initiatives for enterprise-level organizations. He joins InterSystems from Hortonworks, where he served as chief technology officer. Prior to Hortonworks, Gnau spent two decades at Teradata in increasingly senior roles, including serving as president of Teradata Labs.

“In addition to his deep industry experience, Scott comes to us with a true passion for serving customers with innovative solutions,” said Terry Ragon, CEO of InterSystems. “As the new vice president for our flagship data platform, he will help guide the future of the product – and, by extension, guide our customers to a new era of digital transformation.”

As the leader for the Data Platforms business unit, Gnau will oversee the strategy, engineering, and sales for the company’s core technology, which is used by industries ranging from financial services to logistics and manufacturing to manage massive amounts of mission-critical data.

InterSystems IRIS, the company’s flagship product, is a complete, unified data platform that helps companies to simplify and accelerate the development, deployment, and maintenance of mission-critical and highly reliable applications. Its first specialized edition, InterSystems IRIS for Health, empowers healthcare organizations with a unified data platform engineered specifically for the rapid development of healthcare applications to manage the world’s most critical data, combining analytical and transaction processing with native interoperability for all data types.

“InterSystems is leading the way in operational database management, from healthcare and financial services to logistics and beyond,” said Gnau. “I’m thrilled to have the unique opportunity to join a successful company that has consistently driven new innovations in the market to benefit both developers and end users.”

About InterSystems

InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit

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