Datawatch’s Jim Eliason to speak at 2014 MIT Sloan CFO Summit

Chelmsford, Mass. – November 18, 2014 – Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions today announced that its chief financial officer, Jim Eliason, will be a featured panelist at the 2014 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation’s premier CFO event, on Thursday, November 20th.


The 12th annual Sloan CFO Summit provides a unique opportunity for CFOs to interact and network with over 600 CFOs, financial executives and leading faculty from MIT to discuss high-level strategies and practical insights on future financial leadership.


The session in which Eliason will participate is titled Growing Smart: Managing Inflection Points. Eliason will be joined on the panel by Jo Tango of Kepha Partners, former Polaroid CEO Gary DiCamillo and John Gavin CFO of Acacia to discuss the processes used to manage inflection points including leading indicators, quantitative measures and qualitative insights. The session is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.


“Exploring and evaluating the challenges and opportunities facing financial leaders is vital to tomorrow’s business success. This year’s Summit will provide insight into the art and science of finance to help CFOs prepare for their company’s future,” said Jeremy Seidman, Co-Chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit.


The Summit will offer hundreds of attendees the opportunity to meet and hear directly from powerful and diverse business leaders from a wide range of industries, including Chief Financial Officers from AIG, TripAdvisor, State Street Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive, Analog Devices, American Electric Power, iRobot, Fleetmatics, LevelUp, SilverRail Technologies and other leading organizations.


About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data – regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity – delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets.

Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than


100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at


About the MIT Sloan CFO Summit

The MIT Sloan CFO Summit is the nation’s premier CFO event. Now in its 12th year, the event offers a day of cutting-edge programming that addresses the changing role of the CFO. The event is rich with opportunities for practical education and peer networking in a time-efficient format.


The summit is part of the CXO Series produced by the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world’s leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice, and the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. The annual events are organized 100% by alumni volunteers. By promoting the MIT philosophy of “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand,” they are able to bring together the academic research from MIT Sloan with today’s corporate financial leaders to foster debate and provide informative discourse.


Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements, including but not limited to those relating to results of operations, contained herein are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: risks associated with the continuing weak global economy; risks associated with fluctuations in quarterly operating results due, among other factors, to the size and timing of large customer orders; risks associated with acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of intellectual property from Math Strategies and the acquisition of Panopticon; the volatility of Datawatch’s stock price; limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls; rapid technological change; Datawatch’s dependence on the introduction of new products and possible delays in those introductions; competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; Datawatch’s dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties; risks associated with international sales and operations; risks associated with indirect distribution channels and co-marketing arrangements, many of which were only recently established; the adequacy of Datawatch’s sales returns reserve; risks associated with a subscription sales model; Datawatch’s dependence on its ability to hire and retain skilled personnel; disruption or failure of Datawatch’s technology systems that may result from a natural disaster, cyber-attack or other catastrophic event; and uncertainty and additional costs that may result from evolving regulation of corporate governance and public disclosure. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2013 and Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended December 31, 2013, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.





Investor Contact: Datawatch Investor Relations

# # #


Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8323


Media Contact:

Sarah Bernardi Datawatch Corporation Phone: (978) 441-2200 ext. 8387

Twitter: @datawatch


Editor’s Note:

Journalists interested in a press pass to The Summit should contact Derek Beckwith (; 978-922-0818) or Sadie Smith (; 717-298-1865) at Warner Communications.


© 2014 Datawatch Corporation. Datawatch and the Datawatch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.