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RippleNami® Wins Best Blockchain Solution from AppsAfrica® Awards

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2019 Honored RippleNami in Cape Town

Nairobi, Kenya…. December 18, 2019 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of traceability and transparency technology, was named the winner of Best Blockchain Solution during the 5th Annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. These prestigious awards continue to showcase the best mobile and tech services launched across the African continent, from both corporates and start-ups, and this year attracted entries from 52 countries across the continent and further afield.  On 11 November 2019, RippleNami joined the winner’s stage alongside thirteen other winners in categories, such as Best IoT Solution Liquid Telecom (Kenya), Changing Africa Award Flutterwave (Nigeria) and Social Impact Award IDEA Digital Education (South Africa).

“This award comes on the heels of RippleNami launching its Traceability and Transparency Initiative™.  Anticipating the increasing demands for verifiable product management from source to end-user, we designed and launched this new platform specifically for recording, searching, tracking, and visualizing a genealogy linkage between assets,” says Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

RippleNami is the only company with the capability to provide true end-to-end traceability. We do this by utilizing our blend of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, genetics, data visualization, and mobile phones. RippleNami is the only company offering the capability to provide verifiable end to end traceability, connecting all the parties and creating unprecedented visibility and transparency all along any supply chain— from raw materials to the end user.

Kyalo Muambi, RippleNami’s Head of Africa Business Development, explains, “Africa as a continent continues to suffer from the world’s highest per-capita rate of foodborne illnesses.  According to the World Health Organization, foodborne hazards are responsible for 91 million acute illnesses in Africa every year.  On the other hand, trade is imperative to uplift African economies.  The majority of African countries do not meet the export standards to ensure food safety.  By utilizing RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution in the agriculture sector throughout Africa, we facilitate the adoption of export standards, while providing the ability to verify compliance throughout the entire value chain and are changing the global landscape in unprecedented fashion.”

“This year, we saw entries from 52 countries and are delighted to showcase tech innovators from across the continent for our fifth edition. The AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards provide an unbiased platform for the smaller guys to compete on a level playing field against bigger corporates, who typically dominate Awards elsewhere, which is why we first set them up in 2015. Congratulations to all the winners we look forward to having them all join us at Africa Tech Summit in Rwanda next year, and a special word of thanks all entrants, our expert judging panel, sponsors and supporting partners across Africa who help each year” shared Andrew Fassnidge founder of AppsAfrica.com.

Sponsored by the Africa Tech Summit Kigali, Tencent, Huawei, and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO), the 2019 edition saw over 400 applications assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. By invitation, RippleNami will be attending Africa Tech Summit in Kigali 2020 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent which will feature three tracks – the Money and Blockchain Summit, the Future Summit, and the Africa Start-up Summit and will bring together over 600+ corporates, mobile ventures, start-ups and investors from across the African tech ecosystem.

About RippleNami, Inc.

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 consumers with the information that matters most. 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, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About AppsAfrica
AppsAfrica is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech, and innovation in Africa.

AppsAfrica Advisory provides strategic, tactical, and operational Africa advisory services for mobile and tech ventures planning to launch or expand in Sub-Saharan Africa with a team of experienced advisors. Our events celebrate and connect the best in mobile and tech from across the African tech ecosystem with global players. Learn more about the AppsAfrica at www.appsafrica.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.