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Spigit Welcomes Madhukar Govindaraju as Its Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology

Former Saba Software Executive Will Lead Development of Spigit's Social Innovation Software (May 23, 2012)

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/23/12 -- Spigit, the leader in social innovation software and services, today announced that Madhukar Govindaraju has joined the Company's executive team as the senior vice president of Engineering and Technology to drive the evolution of Spigit's social innovation software. Govindaraju joins Spigit as a proven product engineer and technology architect with more than 20 years of experience leading engineering organizations focused on enterprise and application software development, most recently as the senior vice president of engineering at Saba Software.

"Madhukar's extensive experience in enterprise software and with social collaboration platforms will be invaluable as we continue to build upon our existing internal innovation platforms and our newest crowdsourcing tool, ICON," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and Founder, Spigit. "Our goal is to help companies everywhere achieve innovation from the knowledge of the crowd, and Madhukar will play an integral role in engineering the software that supports that."

As SVP of Engineering and Technology at Spigit, Govindaraju will be responsible for leading Spigit's product engineering and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) operations teams in the design, development and delivery of Spigit's crowd innovation platform and products. He will also drive product innovations in concert with Spigit's product strategy, roadmap and current focus on mobile-enabled applications as the Company delivers social innovation to organizations and employees anytime, anywhere.

"Joining the Spigit family gives me a very exciting opportunity to impact Spigit's market-leading social innovation products and deliver SaaS and mobile applications to our customers," said Madhukar Govindaraju, SVP of Engineering and Technology, Spigit. "Spigit has a strong product roadmap that leverages big data and social analytics to provide an engaging, easy-to-use application suite for social innovation management."


While at Saba Software, Govindaraju led the worldwide development team, building Saba's cloud-based learning management, talent management, real-time web collaboration and social enterprise SaaS products. Prior to Saba, Madhukar was the chief development architect within the Technology & Innovation Platform Group at SAP, responsible for the SAP - BusinessObjects Suite of On-Premise and On-Demand Business Intelligence (BI) products. Madhukar has also held senior engineering positions at Cloud9 Analytics, Hyperion Solutions Corporation (Acquired by Oracle Corporation), Promptu Corporation, ChipCenter, LLC and Digital Market, Inc. (acquired by Agile Software, Inc. and now Oracle Corporation).

Madhukar attended the Doctoral Program in Computer Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

About Spigit

Diversity of insight is often the source of the most innovative solutions. Spigit is a platform that enables organizations to tap into the collective intelligence of employees, customers, partners and fans to help tackle business objectives.

By incorporating game mechanics, Spigit first engages your people at scale. Using social algorithms Spigit then leverages this crowd to do the heavy lifting and surface and vet the most promising ideas through collaboration. Finally, with big data analytics Spigit pinpoints actionable and predictive information that drives results.

The largest and most innovative companies in the world use Spigit including Overstock.com, AAA, US Bank, City of New York, Estee Lauder and Capgemini. For more information about how you can enable crowd innovation for your enterprise, visit www.Spigit.com, email info@spigit.com or call 1-855-SPIGIT1.

Media Contacts:
Sarah Borup
SHIFT Communications
617-779-1803
spigit@shiftcomm.com

Annie Lawrenson
Spigit
925-452-6519
alawrenson@spigit.com


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