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RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Joins UN Global Compact in San Francisco

Corporate Leaders Convene to Address the Future Face of the Global Workforce

San Diego – December 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, will attend the UN Global Compact and Athena’s collaborative event in San Francisco, California on December 6-7, 2018.

As a leader in women’s empowerment through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Connolly-LaBelle joins Athena’s Chief Executive Officer, Holly Smithson, to address ways in which business can take action on promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Just returning from Uganda, Connolly-LaBelle spent time with the Wembly Mo Foundation, an orphanage full of talented youth.  “I asked each kid what they wanted to be when they grow up,” said Connolly-LaBelle.  “Full of laughter and joy, their responses ranged from doctor, lawyer, pilot, rapper, pastor, footballer to dancer. RippleNami supports these children and assists them in setting and reaching their dreams.”  Access Wembly’s children in French Montana’s Unforgettable music video.

“RippleNami is a commendable model of how companies can dramatically empower women and children, at scale, said Holly Smithson, CEO of Athena. The sheer horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform is converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity by positioning women out of poverty and into financial independence.”

RippleNami operates on the premise that by empowering these deserving children that the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is clear: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging its proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

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 Athena

Athena is empowering progress together by advancing professional women in the STEM workforce. Athena offers its member community instruments for change through professional development, community investment, and market research. Its 20-year history of advancing women in one of the nation’s leading STEM hubs marks Athena as a premier women’s empowerment advocate. For more information visit www.athenasd.org and follow @athenasandiego.

RippleNami Powers Kenya’s First Real-time Livestock Traceability Programme Enabling Trade and Food Safety

Kenya Veterinary Association Chairman Dr. Samuel Kahariri (right) Tags a Cow with a RFID at Jua Kali Centre in Laikipia County

Kenya Veterinary Association partners with RippleNami to capture critical livestock data assets

Nairobi, Kenya – 29, May 2018 – A strategic partnership between Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) and RippleNami, Inc. with support from the Directorate of Veterinary Services and a local bank, delivered the country’s first real-time, livestock identification and traceability programme, starting in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid counties. RippleNami, a leading provider of a blockchain data visualisation platform, is enabling the identification and tracking of individual cattle and its ownership, real-time mapping of livestock diseases and geo-position, along with capturing critical livestock biodata to its web-enabled database.

The Livestock Identification and Traceability System in Kenya is making use of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) technology, integrated with RippleNami’s platform. This allows veterinary officers to identify, register and capture the data on animal owners, premises and linking each animal asset from farm to fork. This system aids in disease control and management and curtails illegal livestock movement and the rampant cattle theft in key parts of the country. The system also helps in tracking health records at the point of treatment and monitoring weight gain in targeted animals. A critical advantage of establishing this new marketplace for tagged cattle is that it opens financial and insurance services against these assets. Additionally, this proprietary platform identifies the lineage of each animal and is instrumental in managing breeding programs that improve productivity and are devoid of inbreeding.

Launching this programme addresses long-standing challenges such as disease control and surveillance and traceability, drug residues in animals and animal products, insufficient health and food safety hygiene standards and systems, among others. Through this innovative partnership, livestock producers are capturing essential data on husbandry including feeding, vaccinations, and treatment. These producers are now empowered to access improved markets, insurance services and credit facilities with their livestock enterprises as the collateral, control livestock movement and husbandry management.  With RippleNami’s end-to-end solution, banks are now positioned to offer cattle owners micro-lending privileges and sustained financial support.

In less than 60 days, the first phase of this Livestock Identification and Traceability initiative reached its registration objectives of 40,000 cattle, 702 owners, and 381 premises.

“The power to geographically visualise the registration of individual animals, farms, holdings, premises, and herds now permits us to aid in the enforcement of laws regarding livestock movements, it improves access to local and International markets for livestock and livestock products and improves the efficiency of disease control initiatives. This system is one of the key pre-requisites in the commercialization of Kenya’s livestock sector as it enters international markets,” says Dr. Samuel Kahariri, National Chairman of Kenya Veterinary Association. “This public-private partnership offers powerfully intuitive methods to visualise data and identify patterns that quickly lead to actionable outcomes for us.”

“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. “These new regional partners share in our vision to power social, economic and civic development, beyond imagination.”

“We are thrilled to be selected as the trusted partner by innovators like KVA and Directorate of Veterinary Services” stated Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami. “Because the RippleNami real-time data capture and visualization application are 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.

KVA and RippleNami implemented this initiative in Laikipia County in conjunction with the State Department for Livestock, Laikipia County Government and other stakeholders. Implementation on the next county begins June 2018.

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 Veterinary Association

The Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) is a membership organization of Veterinarians and is duly registered under the Societies Act, Cap 108 of the Laws Kenya. Its mandate is primarily to promote the economic development and welfare of its members as well as to safeguard the health and welfare of animals. The Association also acts as a resource Centre for the veterinary profession, providing leadership, advocating for proper management and high level of professionalism in the delivery of veterinary services so as to move the Animal Resource Industry to greater heights of development. As a veterinary profession, the KVA stands high in the push for knowledge, skills and best practices in the service for mankind.

Since the Association’s inception in 1966 and subsequent registration as an Association in 1967, it has expanded in terms of membership as well as diversity, ranging from basic animal welfare to quality assurance of veterinary professional services and overall leadership in the Animal Resource Industry where members are responsible for certification and technical competence. Successive office bearers have volunteered their time and resources to ensure the achievement of the Association’s goals and objectives in areas including research, disease management, in spite of funding and human resource capacity challenges. The association is focused on rallying the membership to provide leadership in the livestock sector towards the achievement of a food secure nation as well as wealth creation among the livestock farming communities. For more information about Kenya Veterinary Association, visit www.kenyavetassociation.com.

RippleNami® Blockchain Solution Wins 2018 American Business Awards®

RippleNami Envisions Smart Countries

RippleNami’s Vision Honored in the Big Apple for Prestigious Award

San Diego – May 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, wins the Silver Business Award in the Technical Innovation category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards. On June 11, 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage.

The American Business Awards is the United States’ premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the winners will be honored at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Nominations included more than 3,700 organizations operating in the United States, both public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Widely considered as the world’s premier business awards for sixteen years, the Stevie Awards showcases the best of breed in business programs.

“The USA’s recognition of RippleNami’s pursuit to help usher emerging countries into Smart Country status is a valued achievement. The Stevie Awards judges understand the stakes have never been greater regarding the vast economic impact that RippleNami’s technology is enabling from Africa to Asia,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

More than 200 expert judges worldwide participated in the selection process to decide this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

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 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 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.

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 Addresses AfricaCom on Digital Transformation in Cape Town, South Africa

Offering A Fresh Approach to Solving Africa’s Development Challenges

 Nairobi, Kenya – November 6, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle will address the AfricaCom 20/20 Conference, sponsored by Microsoft, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa.   RippleNami is a finalist in the 2017 AfricaCom Awards’ “Changing Lives” category hosted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. This annual awards ceremony pays tribute to those companies with innovative solutions connecting and elevating Africa through its fourth industrial revolution.

More than 13,000 attendees from companies, aid organizations and governmental agencies will convene and learn from Connolly-Labelle on how RippleNami’s technology platform is propelling Africa’s digital transformation and working to untangle Africa’s longstanding development challenges.

Imagine a world where you have all the data most important to you right at your fingertips… a world where vast streams of data are visualized and easily understandable and actionable… a world where anyone with a mobile phone can access the full suite of benefits that this technology brings to its users. RippleNami’s imagination ran wild with its mission to connect 5 billion unconnected people and execute on its global vision of inclusion. And the race is on.

RippleNami recognizes that people around the globe, empowered with real-time and easily accessible information, can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is shaping this revolution by redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data while providing information that matters most to its 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, unlimited customization and scalable architecture, allows RippleNami clients to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness.

This prestigious award falls on the 20th anniversary of AfricaCom and marks the 10th year of the awards program that’s amassing global significance. KNect365 announced Ripplenami, Inc. as one of the top twenty finalists across ten different categories and joins the winner’s stage with iconic brands such as Coca Cola and United Nations.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people around the globe, empowered with real-time and easily accessible information, can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is shaping this revolution by redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides 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 foreign government agencies. By enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration, this seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, allows people to chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About AfricaCom Awards

AfricaCom is the largest and most successful technology event in Africa. The 20th edition of the annual event is held on November 7-9 in Cape Town, South Africa.  The AfricaCom Awards celebrates the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa through its fourth industrial revolution. This 3-day event which aims to promote digital excellence in Africa will bring technology titans and their senior decision makers from the digital community together to network, knowledge share, and showcase the latest solutions and technologies and trends. www.tmt.knect365.com/africacom

RippleNami and Aequitas Solutions International Forge Global Partnership to Empower Self-Reliant Populations

Strategic Alliance Combines Critical Capabilities and Sparks Direct Market Access

San Diego, California …. October 30, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, and Aequitas Solutions International (ASI), today announce an exclusive alliance that leverages the market leading strengths of each company to enable self-reliant populations. This partnership aims to redefine the path and pace by which emerging countries deliver prosperity to their citizens. ASI specializes in developing customized and innovative solutions focused on improving quality of life and ensuring security and stabilization through policy and governance expertise, training and capacity building programs, humanitarian support initiatives and infrastructure development. In recognition of the horsepower represented in these like-minded companies, clients and markets can expect a whole new landscape to unfold.

This collaboration in its simplest form seeks to leverage innovative technology integration with capacity building and is grounded in two core capabilities:

  • RippleNami’s secure blockchain data visualization platform that provides real time access to critical resources, services and surrounding events
  • ASI’s ability to use this critical data to provide more accurate assessments, build capacities and provide policy and governance expertise

Presenting customers with this end to end systems solutions provides potency to countries primed to obtain economic independence and aggressively compete in global markets, while elevating populations through real-time information. As RippleNami’s technologies identify and track community resources gaps, ASI steps up by bridging those gaps with its innovative and customized solutions.

“For the very first time, these developing countries will gain access to world class services and technology to control their future as this partnership ushers in meaningful opportunities in an accelerated fashion,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and CEO of RippleNami, Inc.

“Partnering with RippleNami provides ASI the opportunity to offer the market a real-time secure blockchain data visualization platform that provides us the critical data we need to assess and customize solutions,” said Steve Schrimpf, President and CEO of ASI. “We are thrilled to collaborate with RippleNami as they provide us that critical data capability that is so imperative to our success. The speed, accuracy and comprehensive nature of the data provided by Ripplenami’s platform is that “missing link” our industry has desperately needed for some time.”

“By drawing on our distinct strengths and advancing our shared vision, RippleNami and ASI will place in the hands of countries, regions, businesses and people everywhere the rich rewards of a connected population,” said Phil Gahn, RippleNami founder and chief development officer.

 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 nations to transform through digitization, and radically 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 a 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 www.ripplenami.com.

About Aequitas Solutions International (ASI)

ASI has an uncompromising commitment to customer service and is backed by technical expertise, competitive pricing, efficient corporate support, and rigorous business processes. ASI respects the sanctity of human life and our Mission is to advance and preserve security, stability, prosperity and fundamental human rights leading to self-reliant populations. We accomplish this by developing customized and innovative solutions focused on improving quality of life and ensuring security and stabilization through policy and governance expertise, training and capacity building programs, humanitarian support initiatives and infrastructure development. Learn more about the Aequitas Solutions International at www.asiglobalsolutions.com.

AfricaCom Awards Honors RippleNami, Inc. as Finalist in “Changing Lives Award” Category

2017 Winners Honored on November 8 in Cape Town, South Africa 

Nairobi, Kenya – October 23, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain map-based data visualization platform is designated a finalist in the 2017 AfricaCom Awards’ “Changing Lives” category. This annual awards program pays tribute to those companies with innovative solutions connecting and elevating Africa through its fourth industrial revolution.

This prestigious designation falls on the 20th anniversary of AfricaCom and marks the 10th year of the awards program that’s amassing global significance. KNect365 announced Ripplenami, Inc. as one of the top twenty finalists across ten different categories and joins the winner’s stage with iconic brands such as Coca Cola and United Nations.

“Receiving this distinguished award is a testament to our technology and our singular commitment towards transforming an entire society and enhancing the lives of those in it,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle. “The Changing Lives Award is particularly meaningful as it underscores our tremendous capabilities to connect massive population centers using novel blockchain and mapping solutions to further bridge socio-economic development and widespread inclusion.”

RippleNami, is predicated on the notion that by taking its technology solution into developing countries the world would be forever altered. Founded on the need for an easier way to securely collect and visualize any data on a map, RippleNami’s team leverages its extensive experience working in developing countries.  In the wake of so many organizations struggling with digital identification, asset tracking, supply chain, geo-location of basic resources such as water wells, healthcare, schools, contagious diseases, security issues and other critical information, the market need is severe. What makes RippleNami’s solution so unique is its ability to simplify blockchain and geolocation so that anyone – regardless of education – can easily obtain and enter information on a virtual map and enable enterprise-wide collaboration. Its ability to ingest any kind of data including blockchain and mapping makes it’s the preferred tool.

“The inclusion of several new categories in this year’s awards line-up speaks to the continual progress affecting the African continent with the advent of digital solutions and adaptability,” says Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director for KNect365, organizer of AfricaCom.  “It’s an exciting time for technology across the globe but none more than across Africa, with many of these shortlisted contenders leading global development in their respective fields.”

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 and provides 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 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 AfricaCom Awards

AfricaCom is the largest and most successful technology event in Africa. The 20th edition of the annual event is set to be held from November 7-9 in Cape Town, South Africa.  The AfricaCom Awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa through the fourth industrial revolution.  The 3-day event which aims at promoting digital excellence in Africa, and will bring together tech giants, senior decision makers from the entire digital community to network, develop knowledge, showcase their latest solutions and technologies and gain inspiration from current industry trends and products. www.tmt.knect365.com/africacom.

RippleNami President and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle Joins Distinguished Honorees at San Diego’s Women Who Mean Business Annual Awards Ceremony

San Diego Business Journal Awards Program is November 15, 2017

San Diego, CA…..October 11, 2017…..Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer of RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, is a finalist for the 24th Annual Women Who Mean Business Awards. This notable awards ceremony is hosted by the San Diego Business Journal and honors prominent business leaders who are making their mark in history, trailblazing for others to model and 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 is now accessing the powerful benefits that RippleNami’s technology enables at a rapid clip.

RippleNami is marching towards its bold vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and mapping 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. They are determined to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries and change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: why not Africa?

  • Every year, $150 billion in international development aid is dedicated to developing nations yet $90 BILLION of that allocation NEVER reaches those in need because authorities lack knowledge of resource needs of its people geographically.
  • 3 BILLION people live EXTREME POVERTY without the ability to capture critical life events such as identities, banking, healthcare records, land ownership, global supply chain and more.
  • Women and children in Africa spend 6 HOURS EVERY DAY looking for clean water because not a single map of the water wells infrastructure exists.

Since 2015, Connolly-LaBelle’s leadership is positively impacting 20 million people in Africa, nearly 3 million veterans in the U.K., assisting relief efforts in Europe and Africa.

  • Now, organizations such as non-profits, governments and corporations are breaking down data silos, solving problems, making critical development decisions and investments by collaborating in real-time like never before.
  • Now, those in extreme poverty are beginning to access a digital identity, assets, credit and other financial services by visualizing their world on an easy-to-use map.
  • Now, women and children are accessing water sources in a fraction of the time and spending more time in classrooms.

Connolly-LaBelle’s tenacity to embark on this ambitious pathway is the hallmark trait of her career. She’s no stranger to the entrepreneurial journey of undertaking oversized goals, mitigating risk and scaling swiftly. Travelling the world and bearing witness to these third world circumstances and then delivering sustained solutions has come to define RippleNami’s CEO and her unstoppable team. Connolly-LaBelle’s resolve to drive mass adoption of RippleNami’s technology is changing lives and lifting an entire continent – one country at a time – through its gift of connectivity and empowerment.

Connolly-LaBelle and her fellow finalists will be honored at a reception hosted by San Diego Business Journal on November 15 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

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 a 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 www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal
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RippleNami Named Finalist in Two Categories 14th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 17, 2017

San Diego, CA…..October 10, 2017…..RippleNami, Inc. a blockchain data visualization solution provider, was named a Finalist in both Best New Product and Startup of the Year categories in the 14th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

“This is tremendous acknowledgement of RippleNami’s first-of-its-kind blockchain visualization technology. We are honored to be recognized as we roll out Africa’ first “Smart Country.” 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.

Two weeks ago, at the United Nations General Assembly, Sierra Leone’s delegation made a bold 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.

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.” By leapfrogging legacy information communication technology (ICT) systems with RippleNami’s proprietary technology platform, Africa countries are finally poised to penetrate global markets, obtain economic independence, and elevate the prosperity of its people.

“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. RippleNami is a Finalist in the Best New Product and Startup of the Year category.

Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees. Jurors’ average scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 17. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the USA and several other countries are expected to attend. The event will be broadcast on Livestream.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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 a 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 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.