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RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Named Top 500 Influential Leader

San Diego Business Journal Honors San Diego’s Top Business Leaders

San Diego – December 5, 2018, RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is pleased to announce their Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle has been included in the 2019 edition of the San Diego 500: The Book of Influential Business Leaders, published by San Diego Business Journal.

Curated by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom, this coveted list recognizes local business leaders across various industries who serve vital roles within the community, champion civic initiatives and help strengthen the local economy.  Honorees featured in San Diego 500 encompass a wide range of industries, including defense, manufacturing, service providers, financial and technology firms, life sciences, and real estate companies.

“It’s an honor to join the San Diego 500 of the top influential business leaders as RippleNami takes considerable pride in representing San Diego innovation in emerging nations throughout Africa,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle. “RippleNami is working directly with African leaders to unlock their economic potential for citizens with innovative solutions, for a better life for all.”

RippleNami continues to execute on connecting 5 billion unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  Headquartered in San Diego, RippleNami’s offices include Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia.

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 San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal selects 500 influential leaders from every significant sector of the business community.  The executives featured in the San Diego 500 consists of people who have founded or are running a significant business regarding a number of jobs; key products and services; experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond; and business people who lead in the community.  Learn more about San Diego Business Journal at www.sdbj.com.

 

RippleNami® Takes the Gold in International Best in Biz Awards

6th Annual Best in Biz Awards 2018 International Honors RippleNami as Company of the Year

San Diego, CA – August 27, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., provider of a blockchain data visualization platform, is tapped as the GOLD winner in “Company of the Year” category by Best in Biz 2018 International Awards. The only independent global business awards program, the awards are determined by prominent editors and reporters from top-tiered publications, worldwide.

“Receiving recognition from a such an esteemed organization fuels our work even further as we deploy our innovative technology solutions to empower more and more nations across Africa, Asia and Europe,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and CEO.

“It was a great honor and privilege to judge the Best in Biz Awards 2018 International,” said Joe Pettit, managing editor of Tripwire, marking his third year as a judge. “The level of entries was even higher than previous years –making it a difficult task to select the top three, let alone a winner. What these companies are doing for the marketplace is nothing short of stunning. These businesses aren’t all about driving profits as they are about changing lives for the better. Congratulations to all of our candidate companies.”

Public and private companies from all sectors of the global economy, representing more than 35 countries, competed in this awards program. Every year, Best in Biz Awards 2018 International recognizes categories including Fastest Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Support Department, Executive, Most Innovative Product, Enterprise Product and CSR Campaign of the Year.

Winners were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of judges hailing from a wide spectrum of top-tiered publications and media outlets from 12 countries. Each year, only editors, writers and contributors of business, consumer, financial, trade and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, serve as judges in the Best in Biz Awards. This awards program is most notable for the composition of its judges, allowing it to leverage the judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity in determining award winners.

For a complete list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2018 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2018-winners.

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 Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged by prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 70 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information about the International program, see: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com

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.

CEO World Awards® Recognizes RippleNami® As Company the Year

RippleNami Walks the Red Carpet to Receive Esteemed Global Recognition

San Diego – July 9, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, honored as Company of the Year” winner in the prestigious CEO World Awards in San Francisco, California on July 30, 2018.

“We are honored to accept this coveted CEO World Awards which adds more fuel for our passion in moving populations and societies to unseen levels of empowerment and freedom throughout Africa and Southeast Asia,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “Time and time again we see upwards of 90% percent of data collected daily NEVER utilized.  RippleNami’s technology turns underutilized “big” data into powerful “smart” information.”

“While RippleNami’s focus and resources are deployed developing the Africa and Southeast Asia markets, its moments like receiving this global award that reminds us of the power of technology, spirited collaboration and our shared vision to drive massive change,” said Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer. “The simple power of RippleNami’s technology to consolidate, collect, visualize, analyze, transact and securely store data, assists independent nations with growing their country’s middle-income status.”

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 2018 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco. Attendees will feature finalists, winners, judges and industry leaders.

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 CEO World Awards        

CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers’ recognition program honoring CEOs and organizations of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales, and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about the CEO World Awards at www.ceoworldawards.com.

RippleNami® Blockchain Solution Captures Two 2018 Globee® Awards

RippleNami’s Team and Its Global Impact Receive Distinguished International Honors

San Diego – July 2, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, won two prestigious Globee® Awards for International Business Team of the Year and Startup of the Year” for its contribution in Africa.

“We humbly accept both Globee Awards for our best in class blockchain visualization technology and our unstoppable team,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to work with such a dedicated team.  The RippleNami team takes nothing for granted working in emerging parts of the world as the need for action is greater than the risk of inaction.  Our team is not a group of people just working together.  We have a group of people who trust, respect, help and support each other and the people we aim to serve.”

“We’ve worked tirelessly to develop the African and Southeast Asian markets because we know the consequences of ignoring billions of unconnected citizens are dire and simply unacceptable,” said Phil Gahn, Founder, and Chief Business Development Officer.  “RippleNami is driven by a profound purpose to empower these region’s people, society, and independence through technology and our commitment to end poverty.  Our team’s indifference to the high-risk of exposure to corruption as well as the diseases, kidnapping and assassination threats sets us apart from other organizations. Where other companies chose to pivot to less volatile market conditions, RippleNami doubles down.”

Globee Awards, world’s premier is a “Global Business Awards” program open to organizations worldwide – large, medium, small, & startups, public and private, for-profit, nonprofit and government. Judges from a broad spectrum of international industry representatives determined the 2018 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco and will include finalists, winners, judges and industry stakeholders.

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 Globee Awards

Globee Awards were created to honor and generate industry wide recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in every area. An annual industry and peers’ recognition program, Globee Awards honor best companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, best products, innovations, management and teams, women in business and the professions, and PR and marketing efforts from all over the world. Learn more about the Globee Awards at www.globeeawards.com.

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.

RippleNami Invited to Help Advance Women in Kenya

Joyce Jerotich Yegon

RippleNami to Address Supply Chain Management for Women Farmers at Nairobi University

Nairobi, Kenya – April 25, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its East African Development Director, Joyce Jerotich Yegon, will speak at The School of Business and African Women Studies at Nairobi University located on Kabete Campus on 25 April 2018. Hosted by Professor Bitange Ndemo, this event will address members of the Women Entrepreneurs Training and Incubation Program. Yegon is an influential leader who has been instrumental in championing the most advanced digital Livestock Supply Chain Management solution throughout Kenya.  Yegon will address the challenges women farmer’s face and how RippleNami’s technology platform can convert these historic challenges into a sustained profit center and higher standard of living  for their  families.

Historically, these women farmers suffer from a multitude of market and cultural disadvantages that stem from a lack of land size and ownership tenure; authority on crop selections; market pricing indicators; and accessibility to capital resources necessary to fund and scale operations.

Using RippleNami’s technology, small scale women farmers are empowered to forge partnerships, enterprises, cooperatives and/or farmers associations to leverage greater buying power and lease more land or cultivate their individual land parcels more profitably.

These women can be locally trained on state of the art irrigation techniques and farming technologies, hands-on training during the planting, growing and harvest seasons, around fertilizer, pesticide, and herbicide applications, protection decisions, weed identification, marketing of field crops as well as bookkeeping and crop Insurance. All these aspects will assist in increasing the volume of crops while sustaining supply and improving crop field quality. These combined elements enable buyers to provide the critical contracts for women farmers.

By mapping all the women merchants and their buyers (schools, prisons, hospitals, supermarkets, and processors) they are then empowered to strategically sell to the geographically desirable buyers and at a competitive price.

The ultimate advantage that will drive the greatest value for women in Kenya is that by controlling their land, crops and supply chain through RippleNami’s platform, women farmers become part of their country’s economy and control their future.

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.

 

RippleNami® Wins 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

RippleNami Takes the Stage in Hong Kong for Premier Business Award

San Diego – April 24, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, wins the Silver Stevie® Award in the Innovation in Apps category. On 1 June 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage along with innovators Patrakom – Member of Telkom Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, based in Hong Kong, China.

The 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards program is the only business awards that recognizes innovation in the workplace, across all 22 nations in the Asia-Pacific region.  Widely considered for sixteen years as the world’s premier business awards, the Stevie Awards showcases achievement in business programs including The International Business Awards®.

“This award comes on the heels of RippleNami’s expansion into the Asia Pacific markets with a strategic focus in Southeast Asia. The local government leaders there have stated their goal of delivering optimized governmental services to its underrepresented citizens and their indigenous groups. Central to their strategy is tapping RippleNami as their technology partner and enabling the recognition of millions of undocumented people and their assets. The implications of this endeavor will achieve true national sovereignty,” said Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami.

“We view this award and collaboration as a significant acknowledgement of RippleNami’s first-in-class blockchain visualization technology. We remain humbled and honored to be recognized and embraced in this manner as we enter the Asia-Pacific market.  We operate with a clear understanding that DATA is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

Nicknamed the Stevies -from the Greek word crowned- these award winners will be honored   at the Hong Kong Mira Hotel on Friday, 1 June, 2018.  These Stevie Award winners were judged by a panel of more than 100 executives from around the world.

“We are very pleased that entries to this program grew by more than 30% this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This growth illustrates how vital innovation is to business growth, and how important being recognized for their innovation is to enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  We extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

Details and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.Asia.Stevieawards.com.

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 offered 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.   Sponsors and partners of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include PR Newswire Asia and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

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.

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