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RippleNami® Recognized as 2018 International Company of the Year

International Business Award® Winners Across the Globe Will Celebrate in London, England

San Diego, CA – August 13, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., provider of a blockchain data visualization platform, announced today its award-winning “International Company of the Year” designation by Stevie® Awards, as part of its 15th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs).

“RippleNami takes this distinction to heart as we continue to empower people in Africa, Asia, and Europe 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. Our partners from around the world are utilizing our suite of technologies to solve wide-ranging challenges like financial inclusion, veteran care, homelessness, agriculture and livestock management. These collaborations greatly strengthen local capacity while driving impact for those needing it most,” said Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami.

Participating judges cited RippleNami’s global reach and societal impact as distinguishing its company above others. “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.

“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve seen yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “This year, we raised the required average score to qualify as a Stevie winner. Our 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements.  We look forward to presenting these awards  in London on October 20 and broadcast the collective impact and innovation over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet in London, England on October 20, 2018.

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 10,000 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.

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 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’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.

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.

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
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 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 Women Who Mean Business at www.sdbj.com/bizevents.

 

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.