People and Positions: SGI Appoints Urs. Hedrick Named CTO Of TRG. King Joins BiTMICRO Board.

November 3, 2000

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SGI APPOINTS URS VP OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Mountain View, CALIF. — SGI announced that Desh R. Urs has been appointed vice president of Business Intelligence, SGI. He will report to Kenneth L. Coleman, executive vice president of Global Sales, Service and Marketing, SGI. Urs, 43, is responsible for leading SGI’s efforts to provide business intelligence solutions to the marketplace. He will also manage the MineSet(TM) data mining product organization and the FISC center. MineSet is an integrated suite of software tools for data mining and data visualization. The Financial Industry Solutions Center is a joint venture between SGI and Cornell University in New York, established for collaborative research in computational finance focused on business and risk management analysis for the financial services industry. “With our industry-leading NUMAflex server platform, MineSet data mining product and strong partnerships, SGI is uniquely positioned to provide real value to customers in this arena,” said Coleman. “Desh has a solid background in creating solutions, building partnerships and helping business leaders gain insight through the real-time analysis of big data.”

Urs comes to SGI with many years of experience in building revenue organizations focused on deploying solutions in business intelligence, health care, telecommunications and direct marketing. Most recently he was vice president of Global Alliances at Brio Technology in Santa Clara, Calif. There he led a team of professionals in sales, marketing, business development and strategic planning worldwide. Earlier, Urs was a business development executive at Acxiom Corporation, the global leader in real-time, multichannel customer data integration (CDI). “I am looking forward to helping SGI build an industry-leading organization in business intelligence,” Urs said. “This is an exciting time to help SGI take the lead in this highly strategic area.” Urs has an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the University of Miami and an M.B.A. in consumer behavior and market research from Xavier Institute of Social Service.

HEDRICK NAMED CTO OF TIMPANOGAS RESEARCH GROUP

Concord, CALIF. — Timpanogas Research Group, Inc. (TRG) is pleased announce the appointment of Linux Luminary Mr. Andre Hedrick as Chief Technology Officer of the Timpanogas Research Group, Inc. and Chief Scientist over Linux Development. Mr. Merkey, Chairman and CEO of TRG issued the following statement. “Mr. Hedrick’s contributions to the Open Source and Linux movements and his expertise in the area of Open Source Operating Systems design and deployment are most impressive. We feel adding Mr. Hedrick’s leadership and experience to TRG will provide improved focus on our business initiatives that support Linux deployment in enterprise environments. Mr. Hedrick will have overall responsibility and authority over all of TRG’s Linux Development efforts.” Mr. Hedrick stated, “As the B2B applications expands today and in the near future, the MIS and IT decision makers bound by the classic Old World OS (OWOS) will continue their migrations to the New World OS (NWOS) in the arena of Open Source Solutions. TRG will create and provide the bridges required to meet their transitional needs and tools to join the Linux Revolution. With cornerstone understanding and the product base to support their concerns, TRG will always maintain pole position as the leader in the emerging OS transitions, now and in the future.”

TRG is a Utah corporation located in Orem, Utah. TRG develops open source technology solutions for the networking, storage and clustering markets across and range of supported platforms. For information on Timpanogas Research Group, its products and services, visit TRG’s web site at http://www.timpanogas.com .

ADRIAN KING JOINS BITMICRO NETWORKS ADVISORY BOARD

Fremont, CALIF. — BiTMICRO NETWORKS, Inc., developer of high performance flash disk, solid-state disk and network storage solutions, announced that former Microsoft Corporation Director of Operating System Products Adrian King, has joined its Advisory Board. “We are thrilled to have Adrian on our Advisory Board at this important time,” said Rey Bruce, founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of BiTMICRO NETWORKS. “His appointment underscores our commitment to our stockholders to bring in the most qualified people with the proper vision to guide our company as it strives to ensure its continued growth and leadership in the network storage industry,” added Bruce.

King was a pioneer with Microsoft Corporation when he joined the fledgling company in 1984 as the XENIX Product Manager. He later assumed the position of Director of Operating Systems Products where he was responsible for the product development and management of the early versions of Microsoft operating systems, including MS DOS, Windows/386 and OS/2. Under his tenure, he was also tasked with the introduction of several of Microsoft’s major systems software products and acted as liaison with the computer publication press for many of Microsoft systems products. He has also served with Microsoft as Assistant General Manager of the Networking Products Unit. King is presently the Chief Technology Officer of Satellite Marketing, Inc. He has also authored ‘Inside Windows 95’, the official design expose of the product for Microsoft Press. The book has been translated into 19 languages, has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide and has been awarded the prestigious Excellence Award by the Society for Technical Communications. He was also Vice-President of Engineering for Artisoft from 1991-92 and was responsible for all product design, development, test and management activities for the makers of LANtastic which at that time was the leading LAN product for small and medium sized businesses and was consistently the winner of the highly coveted PC Magazine Editor’s Choice award for its product category.

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