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News February 7, 2013

Saama Appoints Ken Coleman as Chairman of Board

Campbell, CA, Feb. 7, 2013 – Saama Technologies, a leading pure-play business analytics solutions and services company, today announced that respected industry veteran and current Board member Ken Coleman has been appointed as the Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Ken was the founder and former Chairman/CEO of ITM Software, an enterprise software company, which was acquired by BMC Software. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Service, and Marketing for Silicon Graphics, Inc., as well as Vice President of Product Development at Activision, Inc. Earlier, Ken spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard Co., where he held several management positions. Ken currently sits on the Board of several public companies including City National Bank, United Online and Accelrys. He is also on board for the not-for-profit AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange.

“As a current board member, Ken has come to know our business, customers and organization extremely well,” said Suresh Katta, CEO of Saama. “I look forward to Ken taking on a bigger role on the board, because it will allow me to spend more time on our business to take advantages of new growth areas, such as Big Data and predictive analytics. In addition, Ken is one of the best CEO-coaches in the industry and I really respect his opinion and his perspectives. With his new role, I look forward to having more access to his time and energy.”

“Suresh has done an incredible job in taking the company to its leadership position in the industry and I continue to be impressed with his passion and his unwavering thinking about the potential for Saama,” said Ken Coleman. “I look forward to working even more closely with Suresh and his executive team to help Saama with the next phase of their growth.”

About Saama Technologies, Inc.:

Saama Technologies is one of the largest pure-play business analytics solution and services company in the industry. Based in Campbell, CA, Saama has over 15 years of history in implementing business analytics, big data, predictive analytics and data management solutions for global clients in industries such as Life Sciences, Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, High Technology, Media and Public sector. Saama serves these clients from its offices in US, Europe and India. Please visit

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