Software company RAW Labs has announced the promotion of Lars Färnström to become the company’s CEO. Mr. Färnström will assume his new position effective immediately, succeeding co-founder Anastasia Ailamaki, who will continue as Chief Scientific Officer.
“We are excited that Lars has accepted the CEO role. His long experience in enterprise software from companies like Siebel Systems and C3.ai is a tremendous asset and will enable us to take RAW Labs to the next level,” said RAW Labs co-founding investor Ariel Lüdi.
Mr. Färnström has been Chief Commercial Officer at RAW Labs since joining the company in 2018. Prior to that, he held a range of leadership positions within leading software companies such as HP, C3 IoT, GoodData, Board International, CAS and Siebel Systems. He brings extensive sales and marketing experience to his new position, specifically within the fields of analytics, big data, IoT and CRM.
“It’s a privilege to have a group of sophisticated investors who have proven experience in helping technology companies scale,” said Mr. Färnström. “Data drives digital transformation. We believe that by eliminating the artificial barrier between operational and analytical data, and by enabling this in record time and without any expensive integrations, RAW Labs can help companies accelerate their digital transformation. Just connect your data sources and start asking questions that will help you unlock new insights on how to reduce costs or increase sales.”