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Pitney Bowes Software appoints leading market expert to meet growing Demand for Geospatial Data Solutions

  Pitney Bowes Software appoints leading market expert to meet growing Demand
  for Geospatial Data Solutions

Business Wire

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England -- March 6, 2013

Pitney Bowes Software - a global leader in customer data, analytics,
communication software and services - has announced the appointment of James
Brayshaw to lead its location intelligence (LI) and GIS division, as Director
and GM, EMEA. James was previously a main board director at Ordnance Survey.

As many businesses opt for cloud-based LI solutions to meet increasing demands
for ‘real-time’ location data information and for more mobile ways of working,
Jameswill be responsible for leading the MapInfo enterprise GIS software
portfolio. He will also lead the adoption of Pitney Bowes LI solutions to meet
the increasing customer demand for location enabled data management across all
sectors.

According to Gary Roberts, Executive Vice President, EMEA, Pitney Bowes
Software, “This appointment reflects our commitment to continue to invest in
the legendary MapInfo brand. James will develop the strategy to drive this
business forward to support our customers throughout EMEA.”

“We live in a ‘Big Data’ age and there are huge opportunities for those
enterprises that take advantage of these powerful new insights that location
provides,” adds James, who has nearly 30 years’ experience in enterprise
software and data solutions including GIS and CAD. “The economic climate and
rise in global competition means organisations are increasingly reliant on
leveraging location-based data to provide the unique insight that helps them
identify growth opportunities, reduce risk, increase efficiency and deliver
better customer services”.

Many enterprises are still not fully aware of the benefits location data can
offer to address many of the issues being faced by different sectors. In the
public sector, for example, where many organisations are facing austerity
measure cut backs, GIS and location enabled solutions can dramatically improve
planning decisions, resource allocation and services delivery. More
sophisticated use of data can help save time and costs, and provide better
services such as efficient school routes or better ways to communicate with
the public.

“I am thrilled to be working with Pitney Bowes Software and the MapInfo Brand,
a company that continues to find new ways to harness location data and solve
real business issues for its customers. In addition PBS’ complementary
customer intelligence and analytics enterprise solutions provide us with clear
differentiators in the market and support the shift from traditional GIS to
enterprise location data solutions,” adds James.

About James Brayshaw

James Brayshaw BSc CEng MICE FICES: is a highly energetic Executive Director
with extensive experience of leading enterprise software, information
solutions and SaaS businesses in B2G, B2B and B2C markets. He has been
instrumental in leading the adoption of Location Intelligence based solutions
in Infrastructure, Central and Local Government, Health, Security, Insurance,
Land and Property, Utilities, Telecoms and Retail markets in the UK.

James has nearly 30 years’ experience in enterprise software and data
solutions including over 10 years in the Autodesk CAD and GIS industry.

James most recently was the main board Director of Ordnance Survey, the
National Mapping Agency of Great Britain, responsible for all Sales, Marketing
and Customer Services. During his time at Ordnance Survey he led the
transition from mapping organisation to a customer focused data services
provider across both the public and private sectors.

James is a chartered civil engineer, an active member of the Institution of
Civil Engineers (ICE), a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering
Surveyors (FICES), and a member of the UK Government’s BIM Task Force Steering
Group. James is also an active member of the Association of Geographic
Information (AGI).

James is married with three children and lives in Windsor. When he is not
working he spends his time golfing, skiing, gardening and watching rugby as
well as supporting his three children’s many and varied activities.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms
that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue.The
company’s solutions for financial services, healthcare, legal, nonprofit,
public sector and retail organizations are delivered on open platforms to best
organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way
customer communications. Pitney Bowes is the only firm that includes direct
mail, transactional mail, call centers and in-store technologies in its
solution mix along with digital channels such as the Web, email, live chat and
mobile applications. Pitney Bowes has approximately USD$5 billion in annual
revenues and 27,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a
new opportunity™. www.pb.com

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