Veteran Executive Ken Thornton & Growth Expert Edwin Miller join DataRPM Board of Directors

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DataRPM data analytics and business intelligence visualization platform for ISVs “reminicient of what Salesforce did to CRM industry” and “makes sense of massive data coming from all directions” say DataRPM’s newest board members, Ken Thornton and Edwin Miller. Both Miller and Thornton bring global experience and business knowledge that the company will leverage as it moves into a cycle of hyper growth and global expansion to identify strategic partnerships that will be advantageous to the company’s technology partners and customers.

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"The platform was designed for ISVs to plug and play which enables their customers with insight, analytics, and dashboards at a fraction of the cost.…remindful of what Salesforce did to the CRM industry."

DataRPM, a disruptive self service analytics solution provider for the Independent Software Vendors and winner of Tech.co Hottest Showcasing Startup in DC, today announced that it has added Ken Thornton and Edwin Miller to its board of directors. Ken Thornton is the former General Manager for the Public Sector at IBM. Edwin Miller is the CEO of 9Lenses.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Ken and Edwin to DataRPM's board of directors," said Sundeep Sanghavi, DataRPM Chairman and CEO. "Our new board members will have a direct impact on the future development of our business. Both and Ken and Edwin have strong backgrounds in helping organizations capitalize on growth opportunities. With their global experience and business knowledge, we will gain partnerships and relationships that will be advantageous to our technology partners, customers and shareholders. We look forward to their leadership as an integral part of our fast paced growth and global expansion.”

"In today's real-time business world, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) must provide effective tools to mashup data not only from their product but with their customer’s third party applications as well.” said Ken Thornton. “DataRPM has an ingenious cloud-based approach to simplify the process of exploring, visualizing, analyzing and learning from that data. The platform was designed for ISVs to plug and play which enables their customers with insight, analytics, and dashboards at a fraction of the cost.…remindful of what Salesforce did to the CRM industry."

Throughout his extensive career at IBM, Mr. Thornton served in numerous executive and senior management roles in sales, marketing and services operations. Mr. Thornton was a founding board member of the IBM services subsidiary, Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation (now IBM Global Services). He was a member of IBM's Worldwide Management Council, Corporate Technology Council, and the Next Generation Internet Council. Ken Thornton retired from IBM, where he led the government, education, healthcare and pharmaceutical business operations worldwide. Mr. Thornton currently serves on 9Lenses board and has served recently on CyberSource Corporation (acquired by Visa); Cogent Systems Corporation (acquired by 3M); Base Technologies Corporation (acquired by CA) and Hire Networks Corporation.

"The name of the business really says it all - the world is flat, Moore's and Metcalfe's laws are in full effect... In order to make sense of massive amount of data coming from all directions, ISVs need to have the ultimate flexibility in how we let our customers visualize and analyze data.” said, Edwin Miller. DataRPM enables ISVs to mash up this data and present it in a way that is meaningful for their customers incredibly fast and affordable. Big data made small - all from the cloud."

Edwin Miller, http://www.edwinmiller.com, the Founder & CEO of 9Lenses, http://www.9lenses.com - a cloud social enterprise performance management company - is an accomplished executive recognized as both a growth and a turnaround thought leader. 9Lenses offers insight to major business, such as HP, Raytheon, Oracle, and numerous other large brands, and raised an incredible seed round last fall. He serves on the Board for Callis Communications, Spotlight Ticket Management Systems, and is an Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow at George Mason University. Edwin is the author of “9Lenses, Insight to Action” and “Snapshot9®” and is a highly -sought speaker at conferences on entrepreneurship, business financing, technology creation, business restructuring, and corporate culture development. He was profiled in Fast Company as a thought leader in a feature titled “How to Do Business Deals in the Internet Marketplace.” The Washington Business Journal named him a “Top 12 CEO to Watch” and American Venture Magazine selected him as number nine of the “Top 40 under 40 Leaders in the Emerging Growth.

About DataRPM
DataRPM delivers a new self-service analytics experience in a cloud-optimized platform through a disruptive solution called “Instant Analytics.” Instant Analytics is the industry's only self-service plug and play solution that can go live in less than 30 days for volume, variety, and velocity of structured and unstructured data – a comprehensive solution that delivers significant value for independent software vendors of any size. DataRPM’s Instant Analytics technology enables a customer to mashup and slice and dice data from any source, build ad hoc reports and dynamic dashboards, and collaborate among stakeholders to make informed decisions. DataRPM is founded by serial entrepreneurs and technologists and possesses a superb customer adoption rate and won the Hottest Startup Showcasing in DC from Tech.Co in August 2012. For more information, visit http://DataRPM.com.

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