SageMaker Appoints Don Williams, Vice President of Sales and Giles Hewson, Director of European Sales & Operations

SageMaker Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Information Portals (EIP), today announced the appointment of Don Williams as vice president of sales and Giles Hewson as director of European sales and operations. Don was formerly vice president of sales and marketing at Standard & Poor's Platt's, while Giles comes to SageMaker from Reuters, where he worked as a sales manager in the international business group for the UKI global sales and operations unit. Hewson will open SageMaker's London office and is appointed director of sales and operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "I'm very pleased to be joining the SageMaker team. It offers me the chance to work with great people in a high growth market which is rapidly evolving. SageMaker offers the industry a new way to conduct business and control their information resources. Most of our competitors offer tool kits and promises, which mean customers waste a lot of time and money. We deliver real and valuable content from day one and I'm thrilled to be on board," said Giles Hewson, director of European sales and operations. "SageMaker is an ambitious company and they offer a tremendous platform for my skills. SageMaker continues to make the right moves in its quest to build world class information management solutions. Our approach to knowledge management is unique and the value created by our enterprise portal solution is tremendous as it far outweighs the costs," says Don Williams, vice president of sales for SageMaker. "We are very happy to have Don and Giles join SageMaker. They both bring enthusiasm and years of extensive experience and industry knowledge to SageMaker. We continue to add strength to the SageMaker team. We operate on the premise that in order to be the best in the EIP industry, you have to employ the best. We've definitely hired two of the best with Don and Giles," says Ron Bienvenu, president and CEO of SageMaker, Inc. About SageMaker SageMaker Inc., the market leading and only global Enterprise Information Portal (EIP) vendor, provides the tools and solutions to turn companies' information assets into actionable knowledge. SageMaker currently supports the information needs of 450 blue chip customers and 300 partner companies in the US, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. SageWave, a full service solution for business information, is the only EIP that carries content from the world's established information providers and publications, and combines it with a company's own internal content (e.g. databases, research, e-mail, and unstructured documents). SageWave is available either as an outsourced Internet service or as a deployed publish/subscribe architecture, using Java/XML, depending on customer need and budget. Current vertical industries, benefiting from the richness of its content and functionality, include the oil & gas, power & utilities, chemical, telecom, pharmaceutical, insurance and media sectors, with new sectors coming on board every month. Using SageWave, more than 250,000 subscribers are making better decisions faster in a more productive browser-based environment. More information is available on the SageMaker Website: ots Original Text Service: SageMaker Inc. Internet: Contact: Kevin Astle of Text 100 Public Relations Tel.: (USA) 617-723-1044, or, for SageMaker Web site:

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