Montreal-based data analysis company Sand Technology announced Monday
that it hired Bernd Beyer as vice president and chief financial officer.
Beyer, who has a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill
University in Montreal, was previously a senior manager of financial
strategy for a major Canadian bank and an audit specialist for
consulting firm Arthur Andersen.
With its flagship Nucleus data management system and customers including
British Telecommunications and Merrill Lynch, Sand Technology software automates supply
chain management, inventory and production, financial analysis and
strategic planning. The science surrounding the analysis--also called
"data mining"--is emerging as one of the hottest niches in e-commerce,
and dozens of firms in the United States, Canada and Europe are
scrambling for market position and venture funding.