Society Consulting Taps Blackberry Exec Steve Newman as VP of Business Intelligence

  Society Consulting Taps Blackberry Exec Steve Newman as VP of Business

     Technology veteran Steve Newman joins Society Consulting to lead its
industry-leading Big Data, Analytics, and Data Governance practices and drive
                  expansion into new clients and geographies

Business Wire

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- June 28, 2013

Society Consulting, a leading data and technology consultancy, announced today
it has appointed Steve Newman as Vice President of Business Intelligence.
Reporting to the CEO, Newman will lead a team of 80+ analysts, engineers, and
strategists across 3 practices, to drive innovative data capabilities and
outstanding customer experiences & business results for Society’s growing
client base nationwide.

Newman most recently led Blackberry’s User Data & Identity software team in
delivering Blackberry 10 for Blackberry’s latest generation handsets. Prior to
his tenure at Blackberry, Newman served as CTO of Gist, and in CTO and VP
roles for companies such as Infospace, ImageNet, and Go2Net. Newman is widely
regarded as an expert product builder and innovator, and well-known for
creating large-scale services & systems, building talented teams, creating
analytics measurement and processing systems, and delivering comprehensive
solutions for companies of all sizes. His depth of experience integrating
customer-facing technologies, cloud technologies, and analytics & big data
technologies will enable his clients to create leading edge analytics systems
for their businesses.

"Society’s ability to attract a talented leader like Steve will continue to
drive success in our fast-growing Big Data and Analytics practices," said Chad
Richeson, CEO, Society Consulting. "Steve's track record in delivering
innovative and compelling solutions that solve real-world problems is
exceptional. In addition, his experience working with companies of all sizes
across multiple industries will propel Society’s growth and expansion

The addition of Newman to Society’s leadership team reinforces the company's
focus on helping its clients combine analytics, cloud, and mobile technologies
into compelling customer experiences, and in unleashing the potential of big
data technologies in corporate settings.

"I am excited to join such a fast-growing company whose capabilities are
having a large impact on the market," said Newman. "Society has unique
expertise and a strong culture that will enable it to create the experiences
and capabilities that make its clients more competitive."

About Society Consulting

Society Consulting is a Seattle-based data and technology consulting company
with blue chip clients such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, NBC, and Intel. Society
brings together highly experienced professionals across Big Data engineering,
analytics, software development, and marketing services to help its clients
create innovative data-driven customer experiences. Society has significant
expertise in technologies such as cloud computing, Hadoop, analytics,
targeting, Mobile apps, and content management systems. Society was recently
ranked as the #9 fastest-growing company in Washington state, and as #4 Best
Companies To Work For by Seattle Business Magazine.

For further information please contact,


Society Consulting
Chad Richeson, CEO, 425-503-2458
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