Owen Allen, Microsoft SharePoint Strategy Consultant, Joins Pingar

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Pingar to focus on building key partner relations, developing advanced solutions for enterprise content management of unstructured data.

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Pingar is uniquely positioned to fast become a significant challenger in the unstructured data management space.

Pingar, a leading provider of unstructured data management solutions, today announced the appointment of Owen Allen to the role of Vice President of Solutions. Allen is a well-recognized voice in the Microsoft SharePoint community and frequent conference speaker who brings nearly 20 years’ experience in the content management market and was recently listed as one of the top people to watch in the SharePoint community for 2012. Allen will lead Pingar’s Solutions group focusing on developing partnerships and capabilities to augment enterprise content management solutions’ ability to manage unstructured data.

Peter Wren-Hilton, CEO of Pingar says that adding Allen to the North American leadership team will help Pingar expand their growing foothold in the content management market.

“This is an exciting journey for Pingar particularly in the area of enterprise content management. As businesses struggle to make sense and derive business advantage from the growing tide of both structured and unstructured content, they are looking for solutions from their existing systems. While Pingar works with any content or document management system, SharePoint represents a significant portion of the market. Owen’s deep understanding of the SharePoint platform and his extensive network will help Pingar to rapidly advance in this key market,” Mr. Wren-Hilton continues.

Allen has 18 years’ experience working with content management software as a developer, product manager, consultant and sales engineer. He spent eight years at Microsoft working with SharePoint and other server applications as a Microsoft technology specialist and as a SharePoint senior product manager. In 2010, Allen founded SharePoint Directions LLC, a consulting and marketing service organization helping SharePoint-oriented software companies to develop and sell competitive solutions.

“Pingar is uniquely positioned to fast become a significant challenger in the unstructured data management space,” said Allen. “SharePoint installations can benefit from Pingar’s ability to layer into the system and quickly provide the ability to automatically turn unstructured data into structured content. Converting data into accessible, searchable documents means organizations can begin to build solutions to address one of the biggest challenges for business in 2012: Big Data.”

Allen also founded the Puget Sound SharePoint Users Group and remains on the board. He is a founding board member of the Puget Sound chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.

About the Pingar API
The Pingar API works seamlessly with existing enterprise content management systems and increases the power and usefulness of your enterprise information. Pingar’s process is intuitive and yields more contextually relevant results and tools to extract information and transform that information into intelligence. The decision to release Pingar’s base technology as 18 core API components has resulted in significant market traction and is providing major opportunities for future growth across multiple domains.

About Pingar
Pingar’s mission is to transform unstructured data in the enterprise into business intelligence by developing technology that harnesses the power of text mining and natural language processing. This mission came from years of ground-breaking research at some of the most respected universities in these fields. Pingar is headquartered in New Zealand with offices in Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please see http://www.pingar.com.


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