RippleNami, Inc. Enters Into Agreement with Linksoft

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  …  November 29, 2016  …  RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Linksoft Integrated Services (East Africa) Limited, a Kenya-based company providing a broad range of integrated services to the telecommunications, oil and gas, power, renewable energy, infrastructure management and technology sectors.

Under the agreement, Linksoft will utilize RippleNami’s mapping solutions to provide integrated technology solutions for their customers.  In this capacity, Linksoft and RippleNami will approach customers with an integrated visualization platform.  “We are extremely honored to be working with Linksoft. This agreement is evidence that our presence and work in Kenya and East Africa is in fact impacting the region. We are confident that by assisting Linksoft with its customers, we will affect significant change throughout the region,” explained Phil Gahn, RippleNami founder and chief business development officer.

“This agreement is a testament to the success of RippleNami’s revolutionary mapping technology as well as the expertise of our Kenya-based team. Their hard work, contacts, perseverance and dedication is paying off as RippleNami continues to strive to truly make a difference by addressing and solving issues critical to that part of the world. We are proud to partner with Linksoft in this regard to stimulate positive change,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, RippleNami president and chief executive officer.

“Our partnership with RippleNami is a step in the right direction as we envision our company as one of the leading technology organizations in the region. This agreement will further strengthen our market position. RippleNami’s mapping solution, which allows for real-time visualization of data, is directly in line with our own technology goal to deliver solutions that solves critical challenges for Linksoft customers. RippleNami’s disruptive mapping technology, coupled with our strategic focus, creates the right synergies for bringing our vision to life. We are excited about working together with RippleNami to make a difference throughout East Africa,” commented John Mukuno, Head-Technology, at Linksoft.

 

About Linksoft

Linksoft Integrated Services (East Africa) Limited is a Kenyan company committed to the delivery of exemplary project management services in the telecommunications, energy, infrastructure and technology sectors. As one of the growing innovative solutions companies in the region, Linksoft has teamed up with world-class suppliers who bring expertise in consulting, supplying and deploying efficient solutions across different spheres to the company.

 About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change.  RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations.  The Company’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 emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced

collaboration.  With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

RippleNami, Inc. Expands Global Sales Team

New Appointments in U.S. and Kenya Further Strengthen Company’s Efforts and Market Position Worldwide

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  …  July 27, 2016  …  RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today the appointment of three new sales professionals, helping strengthen the Company’s position in the global data mapping space.  All of the roles are newly created positions for the fast-growing technology Company.

In the U.S., Tara Cordyack was named to the post of senior director of sales. In this capacity, Cordyack, based in RippleNami’s Washington, D.C. office, will oversee and drive RippleNami’s day-to-day sales functions, marketing activities and channel partnerships.

In Kenya, Jim Shanor was named business development advisor in East Africa, responsible for business development and market expansion in that area. Jero Yegon was appointed to the post of regional sales manager in East Africa, handling sales functions, marketing activities and channel partnerships.  Both will be based in RippleNami’s Nairobi, Kenya office.

Cordyack brings nearly 20 years of software, data and analytics sales and marketing experience to her new role. Her expertise in the geospatial arena will prove beneficial as she helps take RippleNami to the next level in term of sales efforts and partnerships. Her focus will not only be on maintaining business but also will include evaluating new markets the Company should consider entering along with the forging of additional partnership opportunities and the identifying and structuring of technology arrangements.

Most recently, Cordyack was director of sales at i-cubed, LLC-An Airbus Group, a leading provider of geospatial imagery, data and versatile software applications, where she led sales efforts and identified new markets for the sale of i-cubed and Airbus’ portfolio of products. Prior, as director; sales and partner/alliance development for OmniEarth, Inc., she managed the pre-sales and direct sales team for the company’s geo-analytics and remote sensing business, developing and creating sales processes and methodologies.

Cordyack spent 6+ years serving in various sales-related roles with increasing responsibility at DigitalGlobe, Inc. (formally GeoEye), a leading provider of high-resolution earth imagery, data and analytics. During her tenure, Cordyack developed new market sectors and managed channel partnerships across North America to include non-profits and NGOs, public safety, education and conservation.

Perhaps one of the most important, relevant roles Cordyack held with respect to her new position at RippleNami was as senior account manager at ESRI, Inc., a global mapping solutions provider. As senior account manager, she was responsible for sales management of key customers in the federal government, in both civilian and defense agencies.

In East Africa, Shanor has spent 30 years serving in a range of roles there. He brings decades of experience from that part of the world to RippleNami, particularly from Kenya, Uganda and Somalia, where his career focused on economic and business expansion, IT and training, mapping across diverse data, and working in high-level government relations and media affairs roles.

Highlights of his career include serving as vice president of Phillips Petroleum Company, overseeing Somalia operations; country program director with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), managing humanitarian projects for UNDP in Somalia; project director with USAID Somalia for the renewable energy sector; and, holding various director roles at NGOs as well as heading a range of consulting ventures.

Yegon, a Kenyan national, began her career as a computer programmer, mastering C++, Java, HTML and other programming abilities. She went on to managing a sales team with one of the largest global companies, Kimberly-Clark. Yegon comes to RippleNami at the recommendation of one of the Company’s strongest partners and investors, Absolute Energy Capital and the Loyatum family.

“We are pleased to support RippleNami’s future growth with the addition of these seasoned professionals, who are strategically positioned around the globe to allow the Company to expand and penetrate the key areas where our technology matters most. We are confident that we can make a mark in territories where technology and mapping will have the greatest impact, and this is extremely rewarding and directly in line with the Company’s mission,” explained Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer.

“Jim and Jero’s significant business acumen along with their cultural and political understanding of the East African region will prove beneficial to our growing enterprise. They are our feet on the ground in the Kenya and Somalia areas as they help us navigate the complexities surrounding how RippleNami conducts business throughout East Africa. Their appointments, coupled with Tara’s new leadership role and geospatial expertise, is nicely rounding out the RippleNami global sales team worldwide. The business acumen each brings to their new positions better enables us to bring the RippleNami platform to those customers in need of our innovative services,” Gahn said.

“Tara brings both impressive as well as extensive experience in the geospatial space to RippleNami. We believe this niche expertise, as well her background and knowledge of the space, will help elevate RippleNami in the areas needing our solution most. Tara will establish our DC-area presence, where there is significant potential for further building upon RippleNami’s global impact. Over the years, Tara has forged strong relationships in the space and across various relevant government agencies as well as NGOs and non-profit entities. We are excited about the on boarding of Tara, Jim and Jero, and the contributions they each will make to our Company and to the clients and regions RippleNami serves,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, RippleNami’s president and chief executive officer.

 About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change.  RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations.  The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration.  With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

 

RippleNami Helps Two East African Enterprise Companies Better Serve Customers

RippleNami, Inc. Delivers Real-time, Actionable Big Data Visualization to Help Two East African Enterprise Companies Better Serve Customers

Nehemiah & Williams and Aero-Pioneer among First Customers to be Supported out of the Company’s New Nairobi Office

NAIROBI, Kenya (March 14, 2016)— RippleNami, Inc., a cloud-based visualization platform, announced today that East Africa-based enterprise companies Nehemiah & Williams and Aero-Pioneer of Africa (APA) are adopting RippleNami’s unique big data mapping solution to optimize customer service, enhance operational efficiency and improve productivity. Both companies will be supported from RippleNami’s new corporate office in Nairobi, Kenya, which opened this month to better meet the needs of innovative businesses, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions in East Africa and the Middle East.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Nehemiah & Williams is a software technology company that specializes in electronic payments and mobile advertising. The company is adopting the RippleNami platform to enable its customers to visualize big data related to utilities and infrastructure, political activities and government programs.

“We began to realize that data mining was the bridge we needed to build between mobile advertising and electronic payments, and RippleNami is helping us do just that,” said Atudo Ayodo, mobile advertising and electronic payments consultant at Nehemiah & Williams. “With RippleNami we will be able to provide our customers a visual representation of detailed information which should reveal patterns they have never noticed. Nehemiah & Williams is walking the talk with RippleNami when it comes to data-driven technology solutions in areas where obtaining data has previously been a challenge.”

Aero-Pioneer of Africa is a leading provider of air logistics and services to NGOs, governments and private corporations in East Africa and neighboring countries. By leveraging RippleNami’s cost-effective, multi-layered data consolidation and visualization technology, APA will be able to better serve its customers by providing them real-time field information and ensuring enhanced accuracy and efficiency of air logistics operations.

“We are excited to see our game-changing platform adopted by innovative companies Nehemiah & Williams and Aero-Pioneer,” stated Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and co-founder of RippleNami. “With virtually limitless applications, RippleNami gives these and other enterprises the opportunity to put the power of big data, sophisticated cloud-based technology and advanced visual representations of vast quantities of information directly into the hands of their clients.”

RippleNami’s new Nairobi office, located in the Rahimtulla Tower on Upper Hill Road, is strategically positioned alongside Abari Communications, the fourth largest telecommunications firm in Kenya and a channel partner of RippleNami. 

“With continued growth in the East African economy and companies’ thirst for advanced technology solutions to combat the unique challenges of doing business in the region, establishing our new presence in Kenya serves as a foundational component of our strategic growth plan,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer of RippleNami. “Our new customer relationships in the region demonstrate our continued momentum and confirm our belief that RippleNami has the power to help advance social and civic development.”

About Nehemiah & Williams

Nehemiah & Williams is a software technology company that specializes in software development, electronic payments, mobile advertising and data mining. The company’s mission is to change how organizations engage payment technology to create enterprise value. Their team of experts offers partnerships that work to build high performance software products, technology platforms and development practices by implementing data driven methodologies. With office space in Kenya, the company is able to serve a wide variety of African partners, including Kenya Commercial Bank, Sendy, Africa Inland Mission, Solo Payments, Poa Pay, Safaricom, Comz Africa, Softcall, GH4HUB, Mobikash, etc. For more information about Nehemiah & Williams, visit www.nehemiahandwilliams.com

About Aero-Pioneer

Aero-Pioneer Group is a leading provider of air logistics and services in East Africa and neighboring countries, providing services to NGOs, governments and private corporations. The company’s own specialized and strategically selected fleet is augmented with fixed wing and rotary aircraft from a portfolio of well-established regional and international airline partners to provide customers fast, cost effective, and reliable cargo solutions for projects of any size. With offices in Uganda, Zanzibar, Kenya, UAE, South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi and the USA, as well as an upcoming office in Central African Republic, Aero-Pioneer Group offers a unique blend of international expertise, regional presence and local know-how. For more information about Aero-Pioneer, visit www.aero-pioneer.com.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

RippleNami Helps Nuru International Visualize Change in Underdeveloped African Nations with its Customizable Mapping Platform

Mapping Solution Supports Nuru’s Mission to End Extreme Poverty by Distilling Big Data and Layering in Customizable Information

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015)RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, today announced that Nuru International, a nonprofit working to end extreme poverty in remote rural areas, has adopted its intuitive technology to support the organization’s sustainable community development projects. A new and innovative approach to custom mapping, RippleNami allows customers including corporations, NGOs, and emergency management organizations to cost-effectively access a wide variety of information that matters most to them in real time, while layering in internal data points relevant to their organization’s objectives.

“By empowering people around the globe with real-time, easily accessible information, we believe we can help connect the billions of people from developed and underdeveloped regions to foster positive change,” commented, Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer. “RippleNami’s mission is to harness and transform big data into a single visualization source that helps the world’s change agents realize endless possibilities.”

Nuru International plans on leveraging RippleNami’s technology to support more than 85,000 people across Kenya and Ethiopia by integrating its proprietary data related to agriculture, financial inclusion, healthcare and education stored in Salesforce into the platform as a way to better visualize location-based information. Armed with this real-time mapped data, Nuru field staff working with farmer households will have the right information at their immediate disposal to help expedite decision making, track and locate resources and address each community’s most pressing needs. Additionally, the technology will help the organization monitor local crime and regional terrorist threats to protect Nuru staff and farmer households working to help locals rise above and combat poverty.

“Because RippleNami was founded by people who have decades of experience living and working in underdeveloped nations, they not only understand the challenges, limitations and opportunities facing the populations we serve, but the challenges organizations like ours face in trying to help,” said Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Nuru International. “From monitoring crop yields and disease outbreaks to tracking regional security threats, RippleNami will help us easily visualize the information we need to significantly improve the quality of life for people in these rural areas.”

Nuru International equips local leaders in underdeveloped nations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the tools and knowledge needed to guide their communities out of extreme poverty by solving their most prevalent challenges including hunger, inability to cope with financial shocks, preventable disease and death and lack of access to quality education. A primary focus for Nuru is enabling smallholder farmers to increase yields from subsistence to surplus that can be translated into household income. As part of this mission, Nuru will use RippleNami to monitor household food security in its operational area.

“Until now, there hasn’t been a single mapping solution out there that’s easily customizable, user-friendly and cost-effective, enabling organizations like Nuru International to quickly access data that is critical to their operations,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief operating officer of RippleNami. “The beauty of our visualization platform is that it doesn’t require extensive training or a geographic information system expert. With endless applications, RippleNami puts the power of big data and sophisticated technology directly into the hands of organizations so they can focus on what’s most important—making a difference in their world.”

A cloud-based platform, RippleNami is device agnostic, allowing organizations to assess operations in real-time based on different data sets, overlaying information so it is presented in a clear, easy to understand single view. The platform can also be customized for various staff levels, controlling access and distribution of valuable data with specific profiles and permissions. All data and data paths are encrypted and protected with best-in-class data security practices.

For more information about RippleNami, please visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Nuru International

Nuru International is a U.S.-based social venture on a mission to end extreme poverty in remote, rural areas. It establishes sustainable community development projects, such as Nuru Kenya and Nuru Ethiopia, to deliver high touch, holistic programming – in Agriculture, Financial  Inclusion, Healthcare and Education—to engage all household members in building resilience and ending intergenerational poverty.

Since 2009, Nuru has partnered with farmer households to consistently increase crop yields, food security and income. Nuru farmer yields have increased 56 percent more on average than farmers’ yields in the comparison group. In addition, Nuru farmer households have shown a 12 to 14 percent increase in the adoption of healthy behaviors relative to the comparison group since 2013. Moreover, children in grades 2-5 who receive Nuru Outreach have demonstrated a 6 percent increase in literacy proficiency over time in comparison with non-Nuru students. Nuru believes that with access to opportunity and meaningful choices, families can and will graduate from surviving today to planning for tomorrow. For more information, visit Nuruinternational.org, like facebook.com/nuruinternational and follow @IAmNuru on Twitter.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily-accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, universities, nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

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