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

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


The Northern Echo: New app could ease forces' veterans access to health and social care

An app designed to help three million ex-servicemen and women is being developed by a former Royal Navy lieutenant commander from North Yorkshire.

Dr Matt Kiernan said the app aims to make information about health and social care services available to veterans in an easy to understand form.

It is being backed by Richmond MP Rishi Sunak who is seeking a meeting with Defence Minister Mark Lancaster to gain Government support for the project.

Dr Kiernan, of Hudswell, near Richmond, retired from the Royal Navy early on health grounds and is now a senior lecturer at the Northern Hub for Military Veterans and Families’ Research at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

Called the National Veteran Information Services Network – N-VISionN for short – the app would be free to ex-servicemen and women.

Dr Kiernan said: “The idea behind the app is to bring all the services available together in one place, to provide one simple to use point of contact. There is a great deal of help available, for example to deal with alcohol and substance misuse, but it is not always easy to access it.”

The app has been developed with the help of a company based in San Diego, California – rippleNami – which specialises in presenting information in a highly visual way using maps.

RippleNami to Provide Mapping Services for NHS


Company Selected as Premiere Mapping Platform across United Kingdom

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  …  March 22, 2016  …  RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research to provide a premiere mapping platform for United Kingdom-based National Health Service (NHS) – Veteran Services.  The NHS Veteran Services Commissioning Team facilitates healthcare and support services to 2.8 million veterans across the UK.

Working within the framework of the National Veteran’s Information Services and Network (N-VISioN), the entity created to facilitate this effort, the involved parties will utilize RippleNami’s proprietary mobile app and web-based portal to integrate data from government and private databases, making relevant resources easily accessible to UK veterans and their families.  The primary goal is to greatly simplify access to all services afforded to veterans and their families.  This includes easy-to-use icons containing locations of hospitals, substance abuse clinics, education centers, financial assistance, employment help, housing and shelters.

“A key philosophy is to connect the unconnected, and to give service users opportunities to make informed choices.  This will also provide all those who work within the ex-armed forces sector access to a comprehensive directory of all services via a simple and intuitive app.  In addition to the primary goals of the project, we are also looking to customize the app for all organizations that use it.  The app has the ability to communicate in real time to service users and co-workers,” stated Dr. Matthew Kiernan, co-founder of N-VISioN.

Political support for the project was secured on behalf of RippleNami from Parliament members Johny Mercer M.P. of Plymouth, England and Rishi Sunak M.P. of Richmond, England.  In his role within Parliament, Mercer has made the modernizing and online availability of veteran services a priority while Sunak emphasized interest in a holistic community-driven approach to veteran care.  

The first region to be implemented will be the Northeast region of England, which includes York, Leeds and Newcastle.  The next stage of the project will be to secure national funding so the application can be phased in to six other UK regions, including Northwest England, Southwest England and Southeast England, as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, by the end of 2016.  

“We are extremely honored to be working with NHS, Northumbria University and N-VISioN, with the support of MP Mercer and MP Sunak.  Veterans need myriad support services, and their ability to access this data quickly, easily and efficiently in the palm of their hands will change the ways in which UK vets get the assistance they need and deserve,” explained Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer.

To better facilitate execution of this agreement, RippleNami plans to open an office in Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, in May 2016.  This presence will complement RippleNami’s global efforts and its ability to improve the world through social good.


About Northumbria University

The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research is a collective of academics, service providers and service users with an interest in improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans and their families.  The hub has evolved from the interests of Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Lieutenant Commander RN(Q) retired and Dr. Mick Hill.  It has established itself through an evolutionary process attracting and welcoming anyone with a genuine interest in its vision.  They openly welcome visionary and innovative research that helps improve and understand the complexities that our veterans and their families experience.  A fundamental principle of the hub is collaboration in research for the benefit of others.  For more information about Northumbria University, visit


About RippleNami

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