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February 07, 2016 7:51 PM ET

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Company Overview of Appirio Inc.

Company Overview

Appirio Inc. provides a cloud services platform that offers enterprise crowdsourcing services. It offers an integrated suite of cloud technology, assets, and analytics, as well as a crowdsourcing community to implement, manage, and measure enterprise cloud initiatives. The company also provides Cloud Metrics that benchmarks the key metrics, including configurations, customizations, administration complexity, and adoption against other companies; CloudFactor, which brings customer and prospect information from into Google Apps; Cloud Sync that offers contact and calendar sync in a unified package; and Cloud Storage, which allows users to store virtually unlimited numbers of fil...

201 South Capitol Avenue

Suite 1100

Indianapolis, IN 46225

United States

Founded in 2006


317 378 7300


317 378 7340

Key Executives for Appirio Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 44
Co-Founder and Director
Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Services
Co-Founder and General Manager of East
Chief Financial Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Appirio Inc. Key Developments

Appirio Announces Executive Appointments in the U.S. and Japan

Appirio appointed two tech sector veterans to senior leadership positions in the U.S. and Japan. Ellen Humphrey joins Appirio as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, with Takashi Watanabe joining as General Manager and Vice President of Appirio Japan. Humphrey will lead Appirio's global talent and HR strategies and brings a long history of HR leadership roles. Humphrey was VP of Global Talent and HR Operations at ExactTarget, where she oversaw the company's international HR, talent development, and HR operations. With more than 15 years of experience, Humphrey has a proven track record of leading global human resources operations across the high-tech sector and delivering sustainable results. Humphrey serves on the board of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, which promotes healthy relationships and financial literacy and encourages interest in science, math, and relevant technology for girls ages six to 18. She is also active in the Mentoring Women's Network. Her passion for diversity further supports Appirio's short and long-term goals for increasing the number of women in leadership positions. Watanabe brings more than 20 years of cloud and technology consulting and sales experience. Prior to joining Appirio Japan, Watanabe held multiple senior management positions, including Head of Solution Consulting at Adobe Japan, Head of Cloud Sales of SAP Japan, and positions with Nomura Securities and iSiD (Information Services International-Dentsu). Most recently, Watanabe was Director of Sales for Kenshoo Japan, where he focused on accelerating monetization by advertisers and agencies via search engine marketing and paid social technology platforms. As Appirio continues to develop its technology-driven public cloud solutions, Watanabe will be responsible for managing new business opportunities and expanding strategic partnerships in Japan.

Appirio Launches First 10 Adoption Program to Help Companies Embrace Crowdsourcing

Appirio introduced First 10, a unique set of adoption services that will help IT and product development teams use crowdsourcing to supplement and scale their internal technical capabilities. Created to help mid-to-large size companies see immediate and predictable results from crowdsourcing, First 10 provides a solution to a growing IT talent gap. Appirio’s First 10 programs enable companies to successfully embrace the crowd and bring internal teams along in the process. The programs follow a phased approach: This offering utilizes Appirio AppXpress to guide customers as they initiate and manage a mobile app design challenge using Appirio’s crowdsourcing community. This series of interactive workshops reviews the fundamentals of crowdsourcing in application design and development, helping customers align business objectives, create clear success metrics, identify well-suited projects, and realize quick value on initial efforts. This more intensive program shifts focus to educating teams on how to embed crowdsourcing and use it as a standard delivery mechanism, helping customers define effective processes and governance and identify the right team structure. This p customized program is designed for select customers who want to use the crowd at scale. It covers topics ranging from API strategies and investment plans to open architecture strategies and external crowd marketing programs.

Year Up Uses Appirio Platform to Measure the Effectiveness of its Programs

Appirio announced it has entered into an agreement with Year Up, to implement Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Year Up will use the platform to measure the effectiveness of its programs by analyzing large quantities of data and identifying areas for improvement. The goal of the agreement between Appirio and Year Up is to better address this Opportunity Divide, using cloud analytics to organize and understand large quantities of information stored across various internal databases. Year Up is looking to modernize its program by eliminating the use of spreadsheets that require constant updating and consolidating Salesforce data into two separate dashboards to illustrate donation trends. This includes: Fundraising Analysis -- One of the primary reasons Year Up has grown to 14 sites across the country is through fundraising. The organization is planning to double that number in the next 3-5 years. Appirio has worked with the Year Up fundraising group to give them the ability to dig much deeper into their fundraising numbers. Donor Management -- Year Up manages its relationships with its donors closely. Using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Year Up can now do a deep dive into its donor data, including things like recording meetings with donors by year, quarter, month, site, and the different types of tasks, donors, meetings and then compare and link all these points directly against revenue data.

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