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News November 6, 2012

Saama Hires a Seasoned Executive as EVP and Chief Operating Officer

Campbell, CA, Nov 6, 2012 – Saama Technologies, a leading pure-play business analytics services company in the industry, today announced that Todd Johnson has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Todd will be responsible for Saama’s worldwide sales, marketing and services operations.

Todd has significant experience in positioning and driving software and service organizations for acceleration and growth. Before joining Saama, Todd was Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services for Accelrys, a publicly traded company, which he joined as Interim President and CEO. Prior to joining Accelrys, Todd Johnson was the CEO for Kontiki, Inc., before negotiating its successful sale to VeriSign, Inc., where he was the Senior Vice President of their Broadband Content business. Mr. Johnson began his career with Hewlett Packard and then spent eleven years at Silicon Graphics, Inc., where he became Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

“I am very excited that Todd is joining Saama at this critical juncture to help me take it to the next phase”, said Suresh Katta, CEO of Saama. “Customers’ demand for our analytics services is rapidly increasing. Todd will focus on growing our business in a profitable manner, as well as implementing the right systems, processes and skills needed for higher customer satisfaction”.

“Saama has proven technical and functional expertise in delivering both – traditional business analytics solutions, as well as the next generation of solutions such as Big Data and Predictive analytics”, said Todd Johnson. “I am excited to be a part of this exceptional team to help make Saama become a global powerhouse in data and analytics services”.

About Saama Technologies, Inc.:

Saama Technologies is one of the largest pure-play business analytics 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.Saama can be reached at

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