TiE Inflect Silicon Valley Awards RippleNami® As TiE50 Finalist

World’s Largest Tech Entrepreneur Conference Features RippleNami As Award Winner

San Diego – April 25, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its selection as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist for the prestigious TiE50 Awards. This program recognizes the world’s most innovative tech startups and is part of TiE Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.  The top 50 companies will be announced at the TiE Inflect conference on May 4, 2018 in Silicon Valley.

“Innovation is to RippleNami what breaking down data siloes is to Africa…. transformative. TiE50 placing RippleNami in this class of the world’s most innovative startups echoes our singular vision to connect the unconnected from Africa to Asia.  We are humbled and honored to be recognized for our technology platform in Silicon Valley and by our global peers.  We are crystal clear on the notion that actionable data is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

“TiE50 is a global brand attracting thousands of tech startups worldwide. This year, we screened more than 7,400 companies from 28 countries and selected the best-of-breed as our 2018 TiE50 Finalists. These companies are finalists in the ultimate runoff for the 50 winners. Over the last decade, this awards program has earned broad recognition as a competition run with the highest level of integrity with its vigorous screening and expert judging panel,” said Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair.

“As a 26-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, we take pride as one of very few competitions without any pay-to-play incentives” explained Ram K. Reddy, President, TiE Silicon Valley.

 About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About TiE

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a not-for-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world’s largest network of tech entrepreneurs. TiE is a cohesive global network with a footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, investment professionals, and other accomplished individuals. It operates from 60 cities in 18 countries. http://www.tieeco.org.

About TiE Inflect 2018

TiE Inflect (previously TiEcon) is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global services providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 5400+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. The conference was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information, please visit http://www.tieinflect.org.

RippleNami® Wins 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

RippleNami Takes the Stage in Hong Kong for Premier Business Award

San Diego – April 24, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, wins the Silver Stevie® Award in the Innovation in Apps category. On 1 June 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage along with innovators Patrakom – Member of Telkom Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, based in Hong Kong, China.

The 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards program is the only business awards that recognizes innovation in the workplace, across all 22 nations in the Asia-Pacific region.  Widely considered for sixteen years as the world’s premier business awards, the Stevie Awards showcases achievement in business programs including The International Business Awards®.

“This award comes on the heels of RippleNami’s expansion into the Asia Pacific markets with a strategic focus in Southeast Asia. The local government leaders there have stated their goal of delivering optimized governmental services to its underrepresented citizens and their indigenous groups. Central to their strategy is tapping RippleNami as their technology partner and enabling the recognition of millions of undocumented people and their assets. The implications of this endeavor will achieve true national sovereignty,” said Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami.

“We view this award and collaboration as a significant acknowledgement of RippleNami’s first-in-class blockchain visualization technology. We remain humbled and honored to be recognized and embraced in this manner as we enter the Asia-Pacific market.  We operate with a clear understanding that DATA is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

Nicknamed the Stevies -from the Greek word crowned- these award winners will be honored   at the Hong Kong Mira Hotel on Friday, 1 June, 2018.  These Stevie Award winners were judged by a panel of more than 100 executives from around the world.

“We are very pleased that entries to this program grew by more than 30% this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This growth illustrates how vital innovation is to business growth, and how important being recognized for their innovation is to enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  We extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

Details and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.Asia.Stevieawards.com.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are offered in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards.   Sponsors and partners of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include PR Newswire Asia and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

Athena Pinnacle Awards Honors RippleNami® CEO Jaye Connolly-LaBelle

California’s Signature Awards Gala Celebrates Women’s Empowerment on May 3, 2018

San Diego – April 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a global technology company offering the first blockchain data visualization platform, announces today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, is a finalist in Athena’s 20th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards.  This Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala is a staple in California’s technology and life sciences sectors, convening 600+ industry leaders to honor those advancing the careers of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

In developing nations, girls spend six hours every day, gathering water and vital provisions rather than learning in school or working to support their families. RippleNami understands that by empowering these deserving women and children, the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is simple: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging their proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, share a deeply held conviction and singular cause to drive a societal impact of this magnitude leveraging their global reach and San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: Why not Africa?  Next stop:  Asia bound.

Every year, Athena Pinnacle Awards places the national spotlight on the individuals, corporations and institutions that excel in mentoring, promoting and advancing women working in the STEM fields. Connolly-LaBelle’s 2018 nomination recognizes her as an extraordinary woman committed to helping women through her global vision and technology solution while affirming the significance of RippleNami’s bold mission.

 

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first blockchain visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to users and organizations. Its cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies that are enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Athena

Athena is a professional association dedicated to empowering progress together by advancing women in STEM. Athena’s 500+ member community accesses executive leadership forums, educational and mentoring programs, and targeted networking that empower women to accelerate their careers and perform at their highest levels. Athena members hold positions of senior executive, entrepreneur, educator and manager from across the STEM fields, as well as the associated service providers. Learn more about Athena.

RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Published:  February 28, 2018 by Staff Contributor of  The Douglas Review……Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both seek to develop strategies of visualization, to show information in smart manners that everyone can understand.

RippleNami, a tech firm that seeks to develop smart blockchain solutions that do not necessarily involve cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is a firm believer in the empowering effect of data visualization and how it can be leveraged to improve quality of life in developing nations. RippleNami was named as a 2017 finalist of the AppsAfrica.com Annual Innovation Awards for its clever mix of digital mapping, Big Data and blockchain platforms.

With RippleNami, data visualization starts with a map that users can display on their workstations, portable computers or mobile devices. The digital map is a graphical metaphor that just about everyone can understand; from here on, RippleNami users can access real-time information about regions of the world that they are interested in. For users of apps such as Waze and Google Maps, the RippleNami interface will feel very familiar: selecting a point in the map will bring up relevant information, and in the case of Google Maps that information may include commercial districts, traffic, areas under construction, and traffic. With RippleNami, however, the information that can be obtained and visualized is a lot more in-depth.

To a great extent, RippleNami is like the mapping applications in science fiction films where deep space explorers query supercomputers that can inform them about everything they need to learn about an alien planet: atmospheric conditions, geology, civilizations, chemistry, commerce, threats, and other data presented in real-time. An example of how RippleNami works was announced in August 2017, when the Kenya Central Bank Foundation and the Kenya Veterinary Association retained the company to launch a program that will identify and trace livestock conditionsaround the country; the goal is to visualize real-time data to control and prevent livestock disease, and this can be accomplished by means of telemetry sensors as well as animal health reports compiled by veterinarians.

The magic of RippleNami’s data visualization is based on being able to handle Big Data sets within a blockchain, which further enables collaboration between users who can also provide information and improve the overall experience. Although this is an American company, its focus is on Africa because developing nations stand to benefit the most from being able to access actionable insights from mobile devices. Aside from being recognized by AppsAfrica.com, the company has been racking up awards from prestigious business magazines such as Entrepreneur and CEO.

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes RippleNami Among America’s Best Companies

RippleNami Joins the Entrepreneur 360TM List

San Diego, CA…December 20, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, is tapped among the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List. This coveted compilation delivers the most comprehensive analysis of leading private companies in America.  Entrepreneur recognizes RippleNami for mastering a dynamic corporate profile of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.

“We view this best-in-class designation by Entrepreneur as further evidence that our technology and market approach to connect the unconnected provides the superhighway towards smart country development,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer. “RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform empowers 5 billion unconnected global citizens, governments and entities to connect through its easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution.”

Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, echoed that “we continue to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution with developing countries so they can improve policy decisions, bridge the vast technology gap and provide global financial inclusion for their citizens.”

“Our annual evaluation is a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies representing and serving a variety of industries,” explains Lisa Murray, Chief Insights Officer of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “These businesses are real-world case studies for any entrepreneur who seeks to master the four pillars that can greatly impact the longevity and growth of their businesses. With the Entrepreneur 360, success is measured by achieving balance throughout the entire organization, predicated by revenue.”

RippleNami recognizes that people around the world when empowered with real-time and easily accessible information can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with its unique visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides strategic information that matters most. It’s cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and governmental agencies. By enabling critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration, this seamless integration and unlimited customization and scalable architecture allows RippleNami customers to chart their own world, streamline communication and improve operational effectiveness.

Honorees were selected through a comprehensive study of independently owned companies using a proprietary algorithm and advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship—innovation, growth, leadership and impact.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Entrepreneur and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/entmagazi For additional details on the E360 List and the companies recognized, visit: www.entrepreneur.com/360

RippleNami’s Visionary Founder Phil Gahn Honored as Business Development Executive of the Year

2nd Annual 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Excellence Winner

San Diego, CA…December 11, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, announced that Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, has been named winner in the prestigious One Planet® Awards as Business Development Officer of the Year. The coveted One Planet Awards is world’s premier awards program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the world. Organizations from all over the world submitted nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Phil is a true visionary, business development leader and not to mention survivor like no other.  His story is one that had the potential to cut him off from any kind of future.   As a young child, Phil witnessed terrible violence and at five-year-old was literally dropped off at a South Korean orphanage door.  But Phil did not let his difficulties stop him; his resilience, strength and determination drove him to work and study hard.  He vaguely remembers his father telling him to move to America if he ever got the opportunity.  Luckily adopted by an Ohio family, Phil thrived in aeronautics and received a scholarship to MIT at fourteen years old graduating at seventeen.

While in Africa, Phil grew frustrated by how each year billions of humanitarian aid in developing nations never reached those in need.   He asked the simple question, why can’t we connect to unconnected populations. He was not afraid to dip his toe in the sand when he set out to do social good.  He had a vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and mapping solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones.  Gahn knew that if he could take his technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed.  First stop: why not Africa?

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by One Planet Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Phil Gahn. “These awards are a testament to RippleNami’s commitment towards our bold vision of connecting unconnected people with an easy-to-use solution.”

“For a US based start-up, developing an African market is virtually impossible but not for Phil and his tenacity.   He has fought off every disease known to man, avoided corruption at the highest level and deals with threats every day.   We are honored to work with Phil and congratulate him on his recognition,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the One Planet Awards

One Planet Awards recognizes companies for their business and professional excellence. The One Planet Awards honors are currently conferred in category sections which include outstanding individuals, executives, teams, new products and services, PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and organizations from all over the world. Learn more about the One Planet Awards at www.oneplanetawards.com and participate.

RippleNami’s Jaye Connolly-LaBelle Honored as Business Woman of the Year

San Diego Business Journal Celebrates San Diego’s Annual Woman of the Year

San Diego, CA…December 4, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, is recognized for its CEO, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer, as San Diego’s Business Woman of the Year. This annual awards ceremony is hosted by the San Diego Business Journal and showcases prominent business leaders making their mark in history while elevating San Diego’s stature in the global business community.

Imagine a world where all the information most important to you rests at your fingertips… a world where vast streams of data are visualized in logical and actionable fashion… and a world where anyone equipped with a mobile phone can access the powerful benefits that RippleNami’s technology is already benefiting countries such as Sierra Leone and Kenya.

RippleNami is marching towards its bold vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones. Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, shared a deeply held conviction that driving social impact of this magnitude would be their singular cause with a global reach while leveraging their San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: why not Africa?

“Receiving this distinction from our own backyard is the very essence of what fast-growing global startups like Ripplenami can expect from the San Diego ecosystem. Through our innovative technology, RippleNami is quickly affecting change for women and children in developing countries. We thank the San Diego judges who selected RippleNami and acknowledging our fast track to foster lasting change,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

The Annual Business Women of the Year program recognizes business leaders that are making a difference in both their workplaces and communities. Nominees were evaluated based on their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment and community leadership.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders contributing to San Diego’s corporate ecosystem. Now in its 24th year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes these leaders by hosting its biggest and most anticipated reception and awards program honoring the honorees and their guests. Celebrity emcees, a keynote speaker and the awards program are staples of this landmark event. Learn more about the Business Woman of the Year at www.sdbj.com/bizevents.

RippleNami Doubles Up at Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Awarded Startup of the Year and Best New Product

San Diego, CA…November 27, 2017…RippleNami, Inc. a blockchain data visualization solution provider, receives Startup of the Year Gold Award and Best New Product Silver Award in the 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business in New York City.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition for female executives highlighting key players and innovative firms that are providing the world with cutting edge technologies.  Produced by the creators of the premier International Business Awards and American Business Awards, they cast a spotlight on 1500 nominations from 25 nations on businesses developing and sharing their ideas to fundamentally evolve the business world and the lives of consumers.

“RippleNami is honored to share the stage with these global leaders particularly as we roll out Africa’s first “Smart Country” and Africa’s most digitally advanced “Livestock Identification and Traceability System,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

RippleNami architects a proprietary blockchain data visualization platform that empowers people and organizations to generate, collect, and analyze significant data sets. By leapfrogging legacy information communication technology (ICT) systems with RippleNami’s proprietary technology platform, Africa is now on the precipice to penetrate global markets, obtain economic independence, and elevate the prosperity of its people.

This year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced at an awards dinner on November 17 in New York City and attended by 500 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.  Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capability paints multi-dimensional picture of all relevant information to quickly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

RippleNami: An Imagination Run Wild With The Mission To Connect 5 Billion Unconnected People

RippleNami is a B2B technology company working in developing nations to solve critical problems. To find out more about their unique platform we shared a fascinating tell all with Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and CEO of RippleNami, Inc.

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Q: Will you provide our readers with a brief introduction to RippleNami?

A: Imagine a world where you have all of the data that is important to you at your fingertips… a world where vast amounts of data can be visualized so it is easily understandable and actionable… and a world where everyone who has a phone will have equal access to the benefits that this technology will bring. RippleNami’s imagination ran wild with the mission to connect 5 billion unconnected people and execute on their global vision of inclusion.

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data while providing information that matters most to users. It’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and governmental agencies. By enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration, this seamless integration and unlimited customization and scalable architecture, allows RippleNami clients to chart their own world, streamline communication and improve operational effectiveness.

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Q: You’ve recently announced a contract with Sierra Leone to launch this nation as Africa’s first Smart Country; won’t you tell us more?

A: In September, at the United Nations General Assembly, President Bai Koroma’s delegation made an announcement to partner with RippleNami to transform Sierra Leone into Africa’s first “Smart Country.” The program accelerates progress toward achieving President Koroma’s vision for Sierra Leone to become a green, inclusive, middle-income country. What’s at stake is empowering Sierra Leone to obtain economic independence and aggressively compete in global markets while elevating the prosperity of its people.

For the first time in this nation’s proud history, Sierra Leone, in partnership with RippleNami, will deploy the blockchain-data visualization system solution that enables Sierra Leone to generate, own, collect, analyze and transact data on a nationwide scale – making Sierra Leone Africa’s first “Smart Country. You can only imagine the excitement around leading this bold vision and we stand ready to replicate this success story for those countries eager to also thrive within these new possibilities.

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Q: What would you say is the biggest challenge in your job?

A: Our biggest challenge is our biggest opportunity and Ripplenami was born purely out of frustration by how each year BILLIONS of humanitarian aid in developing nations NEVER reached those in need.

As your readers know better than most, for every problem there exists an opportunity. Today, 3 billion of our global citizens don’t have any documents to verify their identity. Lack of identification prohibits people’s ability to use banks and inhibits access to basic rights like employment, education, healthcare, voting and travel. Without a reliable data infrastructure, these people are unable to capture the meaningful events in their lives: property ownership, health records, education certificates, and business licenses. The biggest challenge is the race against the clock to proliferate this technology to those in dire need of connectivity.

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Q: Who are the primary clients of RippleNami?

A: The beneficiaries and users of our proprietary technology platform are as wide and diverse as the applications we offer to our end users. In Africa millions of people live in extreme poverty and don’t have a digital identity. Most of these people are denied from basic opportunities that are common in the West such as a bank account, the ability to sell their products to broader markets or being able to buy items that are vital for their small businesses. Still, millions of transactions take place in the streets and villages between small businesses and individuals, but only a very small fraction is visible to the governments. At the same time, most people own smart phones with all the capabilities and access functions found in the phones that operate in the West.

Our client profile includes developing countries, corporations with a global footprint and non-governmental organizations which provide the benefits listed below:

• Government agencies seeking information needed to efficiently allocate resources and deliver critical services.
• Livestock owners seeking digital economic identities to quantify their property and access real time information about the market value, making it easier and less costly to secure a loan.
• Farmers seeking instant access to real-time information about which markets will deliver the best price for their crops. They will access visibility with other farmers in the geographic region to consider forming co-ops to share resources and reduce costs.
• Small businesses seeking access to new markets, more efficiently manage supply chains, and utilize smart contracts for secure transactions.
• The technology can also improve humanitarian assistance by eliminating the fraud and mismanagement that sometimes prevents a significant amount of money and goods from getting to those most in need.

Q: What are your plans for the next 4-6 months?

A: In today’s world, when it is it often hard to trust each other, the RippleNami solution becomes a trusted platform on which to collaborate, access economic opportunities, deliver services and conduct business. Our laser focus is to continue to rapidly deploy the technology throughout the African continent one country at a time and lifting an entire population to levels unseen in modern history.

RippleNami Promotes Amy Johnson to Chief Operating Officer and Kyalo Muambi as Director of Africa Business Development

Executive Promotions Strengthen Capabilities for Africa Expansion and Rapid Deployment of Blockchain and Big Data Visualization

San Diego, California – October 24, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, and its board of directors announced Amy Johnson as its chief operating officer and Kyalo Muambi as its director of Africa business development.

“These promotions come at a pivotal time to further extend RippleNami’s reach and impact as it delivers on its quest to connect people worldwide with real-time and easily-accessible information. Our new innovations and the increasing demand from our clients led us to strengthen our team and our ethos of innovation and exceptional service,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer.

Serving as RippleNami’s vice president of operations since May 2017, Johnson assumes the chief operating officer role, effective immediately. Muambi is promoted from managing east Africa to overseeing all of Africa sales and business development efforts.

“We view these appointments as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry. Amy and Kyalo are seasoned experts in their respective fields and bring superior dedication and competencies to Ripplenami,” said Phil Gahn, RippleNami founder and chief business development officer.

Johnson brings over 15 years of operational management experience spanning business functions including sales, customer service, business retention, collections, operations and outsourcing.  In her new role, she will oversee corporate operations including sales operations, quality assurance, project management, implementation and account management. Her leadership and track record of building effective teams and streamlining processes for efficiencies and increased profitability will optimize overall client success.

Prior to joining RippleNami, Johnson spent 11 years at SingTel Optus in Australia driving business retention strategy, collections, operations and outsourcing, both on-shore and in the Philippines. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Psychiatric Nursing Degree from Deakin University.

Kyalo Muambi, director of business development for Africa brings more than 10 years in finance, banking, technology and business development expertise in the banking industry and will be based out of Nairobi.  Following RippleNami’s Republic of Sierra Leone announcement on transitioning Africa into the first ever “Smart Country,” Kyalo will serve as a central asset within the C-suite of all African countries and banks interested in our blockchain data visualization product offering.  Kyalo received his International Economic Banking and Finance degree with honors from Portsmouth University, United Kingdom.

Prior to joining RippleNami, Kyalo led the technology team for Africa’s First Electronic Bank (CBALoop), managed “Maji ni maisha” financing investment in water for over 800,000 homes with clean water and was responsible for $20 million in technology banking projects.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data while providing information that matters most to users and organizations. It’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and governmental agencies. By enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration, this seamless integration and unlimited customization and scalable architecture, allows RippleNami clients to chart their own world, streamline communication and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.