– USA, CA – Saama Technologies, Inc., a pure-play data and analytics solutions and services company, today announced the appointment of Dan Fairfax, current CFO of Brocade, to Saama’s board of directors. Saama has been experiencing very strong growth – driven by accelerating customer demand for its industry leading-embedded data and analytics solutions. Saama is now leveraging the experience gained as an early mover in this burgeoning market; investing heavily in the growth of its people, unique acceleration platform and industry-focused solution stack.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dan to Saama’s board,” said Suresh Katta, Saama CEO. “Dan’s leadership and knowledge in IT, and his deep business and financial acumen are nearly unparalleled. As our company continues to grow more than 30 percent YoY, Saama will benefit from Dan’s deep expertise in global business.”

“Saama is applying more than 17 years of experience as a complex data and analytics specialist to new problems that can now be solved by mining ‘big data’ for insight,” said Dan Fairfax. “The Saama solution framework decreases the time from hypothesis to actionable insight by an order of magnitude. Recognized as an early leader in this dynamic space, Saama is engaged with many of the world’s largest companies to helping them urgently address the data science challenges they face.”

Dan Fairfax was named chief financial officer of Brocade in June 2011, after serving as Brocade’s vice president of Worldwide Service and Support. He joined Brocade via the Company’s acquisition of Foundry Networks, where he also served as CFO. Prior to joining Foundry Networks, Dan served as the CFO of a number of technology companies, including GoRemote Internet Communications, Ironside Technologies, Inc., ACTA Technology, and NeoVista Software. Prior to those appointments, he held a variety of senior financial management and operations positions at Siemens and Spectra-Physics.

About Saama Technologies

Saama Technologies, Inc. is the leading pure-play data and analytics solutions and services company, focused on solving the data management and business insight challenges of the world’s leading brands. We are unique in our ability to leverage our data and analytics platform with our vertical expertise to drive the rapid adoption of advanced analytics into industry-specific business processes, helping our customers take strategic advantage of their data assets to grow revenue, improve operating efficiencies and delight customers in new ways. Based from its beginnings in Silicon Valley, CA, Saama builds on over 17 years of customer engagements 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. Clients include Apple, Cisco, CSAA Insurance, Stanford Medical Group, Salesforce.com, PayPal, Unilever, Good Data, Dolby, Dignity Health, BMC.

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