Wynyard Group Sees Momentum In The Middle East

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2015 / PRNewswire — Wynyard Group, a market leader in serious crime fighting software, continues to build momentum in the Middle East expanding its operations and securing new customers in the region.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is New Zealand’s fifth largest export market with goods exports worth $1.9 billion in the year to December 2014. Exports of goods have grown by an average 10 percent per year over the last decade. More than 37 per cent of Wynyard’s 2014 customer revenue was from the EMEA region, which includes the GCC countries.

This week, Wynyard Group CEO Craig Richardson accompanied New Zealand Prime Minister John Key as a member of an 18-member New Zealand business delegation to the GCC and says the visit was an opportunity for New Zealand to strengthen and grow trade and business links with the region.

“The Middle East is an important and growing market for Wynyard Group. We have signed a number of new contracts in the region in the last 12 months and continue to see strong interest in our products by customers facing threats from serious crime and new generation terrorism.

“We will triple the size of our Middle East based team this year to support a growing customer base of financial institutions and government agencies in the region.

“We have also invested in the expansion of our Dubai office and our distribution network through local systems integrators to increase our serviceable market and support our strong growth.”

The company estimates the serious crime fighting software and services market to be as large as $US8 billion. There is no dominant market player or vendor with an intelligence and investigations product portfolio like Wynyard.

“There is strong demand in the Middle East for a big data analytics capability to rapidly surface actionable intelligence to solve and prevent serious crime and Wynyard is well-positioned to deliver products and solutions to meet the need,” said Richardson.

About Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group is a market leader in serious crime fighting software used by customers in government, financial services and infrastructure critical to a nation.

Wynyard’s powerful advanced crime analytics and investigations case management products help customers solve and prevent serious organised and trans-national crime, financial crime and threats from new generation extremism and high consequence cyber crime.

Wynyard solutions combine next generation big data capability with specialist investigations and intelligence tradecraft in a powerful and secure software platform.

Wynyard partners with major systems integrators and some of the world’s leading software companies and has operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information visit www.wynyardgroup.com