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Wynyard Technology Officer to Lead Crime Science Research

Wynyard Chief Technology Officer to Lead Crime Science Research Institute

Appointment to Drive Continuous Innovation in Crime Prevention

Auckland, 2 May 2014 - Wynyard Group (NZX:WYN) a leading provider of advanced crime analytics and risk management software has appointed founding Chief Technology Officer, Roger Jarquin, to lead the company’s Crime Science Research Institute in New Zealand.

Wynyard has secured a strong position in the new high growth advanced crime analytics market by combining big data analytics, crime science research and operational know-how to help prevent and solve serious crime. Jarquin conducted the original research and development for Wynyard’s advanced crime analytics product which won the most innovative software product category in the 2013 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards.

An advocate of the fusion of computer science and statistical models for solutions for detecting criminal activities, Jarquin will focus on applying and commercialising advanced crime prevention research, working closely with leading academic institutions, complementary technology companies and Wynyard’s financial services and government customers.

Wynyard Managing Director, Craig Richardson, says Wynyard is committed to leading the high growth category of advanced crime analytics through rapid innovation and Jarquin will play a key role in ensuring that is achieved.

“Wynyard’s Crime Science Research Institute will bring together forward-thinking government crime prevention agencies and institutions, research from universities including the prestigious UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, the University of Canterbury and advanced technology developers with a single-minded purpose - preventing crime.

"Roger is one of a rare breed of leaders with the academic, technical and commercial capability to lead this research and commercialisation programme and we are fortunate to have him manage our expanding programme.”

Passionate about applying computing power to innovative and intelligent, non-traditional applications, Jarquin is looking forward to focusing on the research and development of Wynyard’s advanced crime analytics.

“I am extremely enthusiastic to be able to focus on the research and development of advanced crime analytics which will help Wynyard standout as a leading innovator in applying state of the art techniques to help prevent and solve crime. I’m very proud to lead a world class team of researchers and software engineers that are up to the task."

Earlier this week Wynyard confirmed it had appointed Orion Health veteran, Gareth Cronin, as its VP of Engineering to grow and lead the engineering and development group. This key appointment will allow Jarquin to focus on innovation critical to the company’s on-going growth and dominance in the Advanced Crime Analytics software market.

Jarquin has recently been appointed Adjunct Senior Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University Of Canterbury and has performed the roles of visiting industry professional adviser to the University. He was previously the Chair of the Software Engineering Advisory Board and was a prime mover in establishing the NZi3 Innovation Institute.

During his successful career, Jarquin has led research and development teams in Latin America, USA, and New Zealand and worked closely as research partner and advisor to universities in Latin America and New Zealand in multiple areas of Computer Science.

With a degree in economics, Jarquin has previously held senior leadership, research and software development roles with UNISYS Corporation, Burroughs and Jade Software where he was the main architect of the JADE platform.

About Wynyard Group
Wynyard Group is a market leader in critical threat assessment and advanced crime analytics software for government, financial services and critical national infrastructure. Wynyard’s powerful software helps assess threats, surface hidden relationships, give new meaning to events and identify people of interest. Wynyard customers include Fortune 500 companies and leading government security agencies.

Wynyard's Crime Science Research Centre brings together big data, advanced analytics, crime science and know-how with the single-minded objective of cutting crime.

The company has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand. For more information visitwww.wynyardgroup.com

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