SpotOn Systems Hires Senior Executive To Bolster Product Focus in IBM-Cognos Business Intelligence Market

September 11, 2008

SpotOn Systems Hires Veteran High Tech Executive Anastasia Valentine

Ottawa, ON Canada (PRnine – September 11, 2008) – Fortune 500 companies regularly turn to Ottawa-based SpotOn Systems to extend enterprise IBM-Cognos business intelligence (BI) through custom development services engagements. Seeking to capitalize on IBM-Cognos solution expertise in driving high-impact products, SpotOn augmented their executive team with the hiring of Anastasia Valentine as Vice President Innovation & Market Development.

Mrs. Valentine, an 18-year veteran in high tech, was most recently with Cognos, an IBM company, where she held numerous product-focused positions over a ten-year period. Most recently she led the Technology and Innovation product management team for the Office of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer). Valentine had direct management responsibility for the award winning Cognos Go! Mobile product.

“I have a tremendous passion for product innovation and taking technology ideas through to market” said Valentine. “SpotOn is an incredibly talented team doing great work at the edges of the IBM-Cognos 8 BI solution in developing complimentary technologies for administration, security management, application integration, and advanced visualization. We’re going to drive these products to market, delivering value where it matters: with our customers.”

“This is great news for SpotOn, and even better news for our clients,” said Chris Ovens, General Manager at SpotOn. “Darren (Nelson, Chief Technology Officer) knows the Cognos architecture inside and out, having been on the team that built it. Anastasia brings the track record of customer focus and driving products to prime-time. We expect big things for SpotOn in the IBM-Cognos add-on product market.”

SpotOn is set to re-launch two key Cognos BI Administrator offerings; SpotOn Insight™ for Cognos 8 BI Content Store reporting, and the SpotOn Namespace Solution for Cognos user security migrations. Both solutions have proven valuable to IBM-Cognos clients in administering and managing Cognos 8 BI deployments.

About SpotOn Systems:

SpotOn Systems ( specializes in driving customer value at the edges of Cognos enterprise business intelligence solutions.

We are a focused, agile R&D and professional services firm with deep knowledge of the Cognos Architecture and unparalleled expertise in the Cognos SDK (Software Development Kit)

“Solving the Unsolvable”; SpotOn is the world-leader in developing value-add solutions, product extensions and custom functionality, and enabling deep application integration for Cognos BI customers.

Keywords: Cognos, Business Intelligence, BI, integration, add-on, extension, SpotOn, SpotOn Systems


Media Contact Information:
Chris Ovens
SpotOn Systems Inc.

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