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Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013
MICROS Systems, Inc. a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, today appointed Jay Upchurch, CIO & Senior Vice President of Global Hosting & SaaS. Mr. Upchurch is an accomplished managed application services and product marketing management executive with more than 14 years’ experience in professional services and leading large, global hosting and SaaS organizations. In this new role, Mr. Upchurch will be responsible for leading MICROS’ Hosting & SaaS and MIS teams around the world as it expands its hosting and SaaS offerings.
Most recently, Mr. Upchurch served with AT&T, where he led worldwide teams in hosting, cloud and applications services. He has also held several executive positions at AT&T where he was responsible for managed services, including managed infrastructure, managed applications and cloud solutions.
Prior to joining AT&T in 2006 (in connection with AT&T’s acquisition of USInternetworking), Mr. Upchurch held executive positions at USInternetworking and Interpath Communications. He has a track record as a technology leader known for his deep expertise and crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve accelerated growth of a global managed services portfolio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“We are very excited that Mr. Upchurch is joining the MICROS team,” stated Peter A. Altabef, President and CEO. “Jay’s expertise in managed application services and international operations, including managed hosting & SaaS infrastructure, eCommerce, and enterprise applications, along with his successful track record educating and supporting sales, customer care, and marketing, will ensure MICROS’ continued innovation and delivery excellence and enhance MICROS’ ability to grow its hosting and SaaS business.”
“Demand for hosting and SaaS services is growing rapidly around the world, and is a targeted opportunity at MICROS,” stated Mr. Upchurch. “I look forward to working with the MICROS team to accelerate adoption of the company’s cloud and managed hosting solutions as we continue to build trusted relationships with our clients.”