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Venu Venugopal Joins Knovel as Vice President of Product Management

(January 17, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, announced today that Venu Venugopal will lead its product strategy and development efforts as vice president of product management.

With a track record of revenue growth and global market development, Venu brings nearly 20 years of experience in leading new business initiatives from concept through development to Knovel. He will be responsible for all product development initiatives at Knovel.

"Speed-to-solution drives Knovel's product strategy, and we're focused on providing fast access to validated information and data analysis tools engineers need to answer technical questions," said Knovel CEO Chris Forbes. "Venu has a deep appreciation of our mission, and his proven ability to drive innovative solutions is advantageous as we continue to grow aggressively and develop and offer new content, features and tools."

Prior to joining Knovel, Venu worked for CA Technologies, where he was one of the founding executives of the SaaS business unit and the vice president of Product Management for the global SaaS product line. During his tenure at CA, Venu was also the vice president of marketing for Industry Verticals and the director of product management for the Security Software product line. Venu was also the founding head of Product Management for Sprint-Nextel's Managed VPN Business and their Network Security Services for the Federal government market.

Venu holds an MBA in Marketing from University of Maryland, College Park, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

About Knovel

Knovel provides a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

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