Mobile Phone App Launched to Help Support the United Kingdom’s Veterans

ITV News Report By Kris Jepson,

A new mobile phone app, developed by Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research and the US tech firm RippleNami, Inc., has been launched to help support veterans across the UK.

The Veterans’ Gateway, a 24-hour service for veterans’ support, has been funded by the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces Covenant TrustFund.

The first of its kind in the UK, the Veterans’ Gateway app provides a comprehensive interactive digital directory of all services available for almost three million veterans across the country.

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The interactive app provides veterans with the locations of local hospitals, substance abuse clinics and details of how to access education, financial assistance, employment support, housing and shelters. It includes a recently added layer of support for those facing new challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Researchers say the app has been designed to draw anonymised geolocation data on what users are searching for, to help to identify particular issues that may be faced within different regions. This data will be used as evidence to show government where funding needs to be invested to improve services for veterans.

The mobile application works on the principle of four clicks of a button and you’re leaving the application and getting the help that you need. We look at data from multiple sources of service usage and of this search history and from that we actually look at predicting what services are going to be required in what areas, in what sort of numbers and then that then helps the government and helps the major charities plan their services.  DR. MATT KEIRNAN LT CDR (RN, RET’D), NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

The new app builds on the success of the Veterans’ Gateway online directory, which groups together all NHS facilities and over 2,000 charitable organisations across the country, allowing veterans and their families to access local support as and when it is needed.

Since being set up in 2017, Veterans’ Gateway has received over 47,000 calls and has signposted ex-forces personnel and their families to the wide range of support available to them.

RippleNami® Wins Stevie® Award in 2019 International Business Awards® for Advancing African Women

Women are growing vegetables in the Ruzizi plain, near Uvira, south Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Winners Celebrated at the International Gala Event in Vienna, Austria

San Diego – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of AI blockchain data visualization technology, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Technology Company of the Year category in the 16th Annual International Business Awards®.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received over 4,000 entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories.

“RippleNami takes this distinction to heart as we continue to empower women in Africa in ways that will endure for generations to come. We are witnessing the power of technology taking hold in countries that have long been denied economic prosperity and are now enjoying empowerment through connectivity,” explained Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

“It is an honor to be recognized for our core mission of connecting the unconnected. As an example, African women farmers suffer from a multitude of market and cultural disadvantages that stem from a lack of land size and ownership tenure, authority on crop selections; market pricing indicators; and accessibility to capital resources necessary to fund and scale operations. Using RippleNami’s technology, women farmers are empowered to forge partnerships, enterprises, cooperatives and/or associations to leverage greater buying power and lease more land or cultivate their land parcels more profitably. The ultimate advantage that will drive the greatest value for women is that by controlling their land, crops and supply chain through RippleNami’s platform, women farmers become part of their country’s economy and control their future,” said Amy Johnson, RippleNami’s chief operating officer.

Participating judges cited RippleNami’s approach to empower the complicated role of a women not to mentioned in the African environment a great cause and realization to it. In addition, the judges were impressed on how Ripplenami addressed the global problem not only in B2B sector but also in keeping women competitive. “We couldn’t be prouder of this recognition from these prominent judges and congratulate our global team for their unrelenting commitment to the mission and to the deserving people we serve,” Connolly-Labelle said.

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 74 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We received more nominations than ever and honored all the Stevie winners at our gala in Vienna, Austria.”

A record total of nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  RippleNami won in the Tech Startup of the Year category for Advancing African Women.  Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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 world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. 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 Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 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® Chief Operating Officer Named Finalist for Women of the Year Award

San Diego Business Journal Honors Amy Johnson for the Second Year in a Row for the Top Business Women on November 13, 2019

San Diego – November 11, 2019, RippleNami, Inc., a provider of AI blockchain data visualization technology, is pleased to announce their Chief Operating Officer, Amy Johnson, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Business Women of The Year Award.

Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes remarkable women business leaders who are making a difference within their companies and communities every day. These women are business leaders, mentors, and community activists.

“Amy could not be more deserving of this status as she consistently inspires others with her supportive and hardworking leadership style,” said RippleNami’s Chairman and CEO, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle. “RippleNami works in Africa and our company is exceeding our operational goals because of Amy.  Being named a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year is just one accolade in her bright future.”

Technology continues to be a major driver of human advancement.  By 2030, Africa will have the world’s largest workforce.  RippleNami’s mission is for every one of them to be connected, digitally skilled and an empowered global citizen. RippleNami is working closely with African leaders to execute on connecting unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  Headquartered in San Diego, RippleNami’s offices include Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia.

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 world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. 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 who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s corporate ecosystem. Now in its 25th 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 Women of the Year.

RippleNami Invited to Discuss Livestock Market Trends in Kenya

Joyce Jerotich Yegon

Nairobi, Kenya – May 21, 2019 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its East African Development Director, Joyce Jerotich Yegon, will be attending the “Meat End Market Trends in Kenya” dissemination meeting hosted by Kenya Market Trust (KMT) on 23 May 2019. The study titled ‘Meat End Market Trends in Kenya’ was undertaken with the purpose of establishing consumption patterns, preferences, concerns and current level of awareness on the importance and use of cold chain. The findings reveal opportunities and trends that have implications on the livestock sector transformation and growth.   RippleNami believes our technology will play an important role in solving the problems

Yegon is an influential leader who has been instrumental in championing the most advanced digital Livestock Supply Chain Management solution throughout Kenya. The audience will be made up of meat processors, livestock producers, meat retailers, supermarkets, producers, county government representatives, national government, donors, financial institutions, research institutions, and the media.  Yegon will address how RippleNami’s technology platform can convert historic challenges into a sustained profit center and a higher standard of living for their families.

“The East African economy is growing, and its pursuit of advanced technology to combat the unique challenges of doing business in this region is at the core of RippleNami’s mission,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer of RippleNami.

“We are thrilled to be selected as the trusted partner by innovators like KMT, Kenya Veterinarian Association and Directorate of Veterinary Services” stated Joyce Jerotich Yegon. “Because the RippleNami real-time data capture and visualization application is completely self-service, any organization can capture, visualize and track sensitive data assets within days of installation. By combining the intuitive visualisation of big data with cloud-based, blockchain technology, emerging economies are leveraging RippleNami’s proprietary technology to map vital geo-assets, generate new economic transactional exchanges while accessing a uniform data platform for their electronic data infrastructure build out.

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 Kenya Markets Trust

Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) is a trusted advocate with a knowledge bank of experience delivering transformational sector change through a market development sector approach.  KMT is a not for profit organization fully invested in Kenya since 2011 working with public and private agriculture sectors in 32 counties focusing on dairy, livestock, water, inputs, and seeds. KMT acts as an influencer, through trading in knowledge, trust, opportunity, and innovation in order to eliminate gaps in value chains in a sustainable way.  In addition, KMT seeks to secure a comprehensive knowledge of the sectors, then build capacity for stakeholders, introduce them to opportunity, broker profitable partnerships, leading to sustained sectoral change.  Lastly, KMT cements behavioral change amongst both public and private sectors, to generate stronger, more inclusive, and faster-growing sectors.  For more information about KMT, visit www.kenyamarkets.org.

 

The Republic of Sierra Leone Transitioning As Africa’s First Ever “Smart Country”

Sierra Leone President Koroma and RippleNami, Inc. Announce a Nationwide Blockchain Data Visualization Based Digitization Program to Connect the Unconnected

NEW YORK, September 22, 2017 – Today, Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and RippleNami Inc., a blockchain systems solution provider, announce a nationwide digitization program that will forever change Sierra Leone’s global digital standing. By leapfrogging legacy information communication technology (ICT) systems with RippleNami’s proprietary technology platform, Sierra Leone is poised to penetrate global markets, obtain economic independence, and elevate the prosperity of its people.

RippleNami architects the blockchain data visualization platform that empowers citizens and organizations across the nation to generate, collect, analyze and transact data while positioning Sierra Leone as Africa’s very first “Smart Country.

”In collaboration with the government of Sierra Leone and Data Edge Revenue, a Freetown systems integration company, RippleNami developed the application software that connects people, organizations and resources to services that create social, civic and economic opportunities far beyond any prior capabilities.

This collaboration’s first phase is a nationwide economic identification service. This program provides the digital credentials and collections systems to increase financial inclusion and to improve access to public and government-provided services. The implementation is underway and will roll out fourth-quarter 2017.

In addressing the UN General Assembly today, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Samura Kamara, speaking on behalf of President Koroma, said, “Today we announce a quantum leap towards digitizing a national program, 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 our 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.”

“For the first time ever, the people and organizations of Sierra Leone can leverage their individual and collective assets to fully participate in and benefit from the global economy,” said Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer of RippleNami. “The visionary leadership of President Koroma and the commitment of the people of Sierra Leone serve as a beacon for other West Africa nations to obtain and sustain a brighter future through digitization. Our partnership with Data Edge Revenue, and our experience delivering services on our platform in Sierra Leone, stand to benefit the entire region in unforeseen ways.”

Advancements in blockchain and cloud computing, as well as the country’s broad adoption of mobile lifestyles, enable Sierra Leone to leapfrog legacy ICT systems and make essential services affordable and quickly accessible at scale.  “We operate with a clear understanding that data is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer of RippleNami. “This program cost-effectively positions countries like Sierra Leone to deploy data-driven services that dramatically improve the lives of their citizens and is easily replicable in neighboring countries.”

The visualization capabilities of RippleNami’s platform play a central role in resource management and other planning disciplines undertaken by the government and citizens of Sierra Leone. These proprietary capabilities integrate blockchain transactions with other big data sources to help users detect patterns, identify trends and analyze gaps in ways that lead to better decisions in shorter time frames.

The program also involves a unique service deployment model leading to faster large-scale adoption of the platform enabled services. Sierra Leone government ministries, municipal councils and private businesses in collaboration with RippleNami and Data Edge Revenue are honored to launch and promote these services throughout the country.

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About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in any developing country. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation to transform itself through digitization, and swiftly benefit from a “Smart Country” standing. 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 produce informed decisions 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 ripplenami.com

About Data Edge Revenue
Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Data Edge Revenue is focused on delivering and deploying integrated blockchain technology solutions to help West African countries become fully digitized. The company works directly with government ministries, local businesses and non-governmental organizations to deploy blockchain technology to help them better serve their communities.

About Sierra Leone
The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa with a total area of more than 70,000 km (27,000 sq. mi) and a population of more than 7 million people.  In the last decade, President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Change, followed by his Agenda for Prosperity, the country has made significant economic and infrastructure advancements. By implementing a blockchain information infrastructure, the country takes a dramatic step to becoming an economically independent and prosperous nation and Africa’s first Smart Country.

 

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