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Imaginatik

THE #1 INNOVATION SOFTWARE & CONSULTING FIRM

Innovation Solutions for the Enterprise

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CROWDSOURCED IDEAS. INSPIRATIONAL WORKSHOPS. INNOVATION STRATEGY. DEEP ANALYTICS.

The world has changed. In our digital age, innovation has become the defining characteristic of successful firms. It’s imperative to constantly find new and better ways of engaging customers, employees, and markets. Imaginatik helps our clients master the discipline of innovation, with end-to-end capabilities in enterprise software, computational analytics, and human expertise.

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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT IMAGINATIK

Board of Directors

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper

Non-Executive Chairman

Matt was the Principal Managing Director of Capital One Bank (Europe) plc where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations in Europe. He led the UK portion of the business from start-up to 2 million customers, generating annual revenues of over £275 million and employing over 2,000 people.

Matt is a graduate of Princeton University and an American national, and is an experienced public company director and investor. He has been the Chairman of Octopus Capital Limited since 2002 and is currently a non-executive director of a number of Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) and private companies.

Ralph Welborn

Chief Executive Officer

Ralph has significant global business advisory and technology implementation experience, focusing on identifying where value is being created and destroyed and how to capture new sources of value. He has held a variety of leadership positions including Strategy and Transformation Leader at IBM (Middle East and Africa) and Senior Partner of Solutions and Innovation at KPMG Consulting. Ralph founded Jericho Group, an independent advisory firm focused on business model innovation and market access, and was most recently a partner at Tapestry Networks, a stakeholder advisory firm that works with senior business and regulatory executives to govern and lead in times of systemic change. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive science.

Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer

Shawn joined Imaginatik in September 2005 and maintains responsibility for financial systems and processes. Shawn also has responsibility for the routine financial controls, management accounting, forecasting and budgeting procedures, treasury management, foreign exchange control and corporate governance compliance.

He has 17 years’ experience as a public company CFO and has led companies through growth phases, having previously been Chief Financial Officer of HIT Entertainment Plc from 1998 to 2001 and Content Film Plc from 2001 to 2004.

Simon Charles

Simon Charles

Non-Executive Director

Chairman of Remuneration Committee; Member of Audit Committee

Simon Charles is a senior equity partner at the London firm of solicitors Marriott Harrison LLP, having joined the firm in March 2004. He is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and has substantial experience advising private and public companies and investors in both a corporate and legal capacity. Mr. Charles has worked closely with the Company in an advisory capacity for a number of years. Prior to joining Marriott Harrison, Mr. Charles worked in the corporate finance department at Numis Securities Limited, where he advised both AIM quoted and Main Market companies. Simon is Chairman of both the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee.

Simon is the non-executive Chairman of AIM-listed Central Rand Gold Limited and is a non-executive director of the IOMA Group of Companies, a niche insurance and wealth management services provider.

Management Team

Ralph Welborn

Chief Executive Officer

Ralph has significant global business advisory and technology implementation experience, focusing on identifying where value is being created and destroyed and how to capture new sources of value. He has held a variety of leadership positions including Strategy and Transformation Leader at IBM (Middle East and Africa) and Senior Partner of Solutions and Innovation at KPMG Consulting. Ralph founded Jericho Group, an independent advisory firm focused on business model innovation and market access, and was most recently a partner at Tapestry Networks, a stakeholder advisory firm that works with senior business and regulatory executives to govern and lead in times of systemic change. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive science.

Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer

Shawn joined Imaginatik in September 2005 and maintains responsibility for financial systems and processes. Shawn also has responsibility for the routine financial controls, management accounting, forecasting and budgeting procedures, treasury management, foreign exchange control and corporate governance compliance.

He has 17 years’ experience as a public company CFO and has led companies through growth phases, having previously been Chief Financial Officer of HIT Entertainment Plc from 1998 to 2001 and Content Film Plc from 2001 to 2004.

David Boghossian

David Boghossian

General Manager, Software

David is the General Manager of the Software Business at Imaginatik, where he is deeply engaged in the application of cognitive computing and crowd driven insight to the challenges of innovation, continuous improvement, and scaling new businesses in large enterprises.

A serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of deep expertise in technology, strategy, and entrepreneurship, David has been the founder of several successful start-ups, including StoryStreet Technology and PowerSteering Software, Inc. He brings particular expertise in leading-edge approaches to accelerating B2B innovation and growth through the application of cloud and mobile technology to the enterprise.

Mr. Boghossian holds AB and MPA degrees from Harvard University, where he was a nationally ranked oarsman. He also held a year-long appointment as a Lucius Littauer Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School, focused on business and government collaboration. He currently serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, is a founding advisor to the Social Entrepreneurs Program at Root Cause, as well as a mentor to both the Harvard iLab and the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.

Kai Chuang

Kai Chuang

Chief Technology Officer

Kai leads the Technology team at Imaginatik, and is responsible for product development, customer support and corporate systems. Kai brings over 20 years of experience in applying digital technologies to create an engine for growth, and has worked at innovative companies including Accenture, Google, and athenahealth. Kai has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and MBA from MIT Sloan.

Sara Husk

Sara Husk

Chief Solutions Officer

Sara has extensive experience working with customers to get tangible results from Innovation Central and Imaginatik's proven innovation business processes.

Sara has been with Imaginatik since 2006 - prior to that she was a customer, working for The Hartford Insurance Company. She has a Six Sigma Green Belt and is passionate about collaborative problem solving and innovation. Sara earned her MBA at Southern Nazarene University, and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification at the University of Michigan.

Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman

Chief Revenue Officer

Daniel leads Imaginatik's business development and client management activities. Daniel specializes in defining successful client strategies that positively impact company performance.

Curious by nature, Daniel leverages his prior experience leading strategic HR initiatives at Staples and consulting with companies such as Shell, Disney, Alaska Airlines, and SAIC on organizational strategy to partner with Imaginatik clients in creating innovation programs that deliver top- and bottom-line success. Daniel graduated with an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a BA in Political Science from Boston University.

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chief Marketing Officer

Chris heads Imaginatik's global marketing function, and is responsible for all aspects of Imaginatik's go-to-market strategy and marketing operations. Chris has spent nearly a decade as one of the world's leading experts on innovation management, having developed deep domain expertise in both innovation consulting and innovation software.

Prior to his role at Imaginatik, Chris was lead analyst for innovation management at Forrester Research, after which he led global marketing for innovation vendor Inova Software, based in France. Chris has an undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University, and speaks (near-) fluent French and German in addition to his native English.

Jeff Pappin

Jeff Pappin

Vice President, Europe

Jeff is Vice President of Europe for Imaginatik, responsible for all major account relationships and contributor to the company’s thought leadership and new product development efforts. A senior Business / IT executive, he has initiated, developed and managed business consulting practices as a Partner at some of the world’s largest management consulting and technology firms, including KPMG, IBM and Unisys.

He has participated in a range of creative management assignments covering business strategy; innovation management, digital / business transformation and IT strategy for leading corporate clients in a range of industries including financial services, technology, energy, advertising, communications, transportation and health care.

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