RippleNami, Inc. Enters into Agreement with Northumbria University to Provide Mapping Services for National Health Service – Veteran Services

Company Selected as Premiere Mapping Platform across United Kingdom

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RippleNami,
Inc.,
a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed
via the cloud, announced today that it has entered into an agreement
with Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military
Families’ Research to provide a premiere mapping platform for United
Kingdom-based National Health Service – Veteran Services. The NHS
Veteran Services Commissioning Team facilitates healthcare and support
services to 2.8 million veterans across the UK.

Working within the framework of the National Veteran’s Information
Services and Network (N-VISioN), the entity created to facilitate this
effort, the involved parties will utilize RippleNami’s proprietary
mobile app and web-based portal to integrate data from government and
private databases, making relevant resources easily accessible to UK
veterans and their families. The primary goal is to greatly simplify
access to all services afforded to veterans and their families. This
includes easy-to-use icons containing locations of hospitals, substance
abuse clinics, education centers, financial assistance, employment help,
housing and shelters.

“A key philosophy is to connect the unconnected, and to give service
users opportunities to make informed choices. This will also provide all
those who work within the ex-armed forces sector access to a
comprehensive directory of all services via a simple and intuitive app.
In addition to the primary goals of the project, we are also looking to
customize the app for all organizations that use it. The app has the
ability to communicate in real-time to service users and co-workers,”
stated Dr. Matthew Kiernan, co-founder of N-VISioN.

Political support for the project was secured on behalf of RippleNami
from Parliament members Johny Mercer M.P. of Plymouth, England and Rishi
Sunak M.P. of Richmond, England. In his role within Parliament, Mercer
has made the modernizing and online availability of veteran services a
priority while Sunak emphasized interest in a holistic community-driven
approach to veteran care.

The first region to be implemented will be the Northeast region of
England, which includes York, Leeds and Newcastle. The next stage of the
project will be to secure national funding so the application can be
phased in to six other UK regions, including Northwest England,
Southwest England and Southeast England, as well as Wales, Scotland and
Northern Ireland, by the end of 2016.

“We are extremely honored to be working with NHS, Northumbria University
and N-VISioN, with the support of MP Mercer and MP Sunak. Veterans need
myriad support services, and their ability to access this data quickly,
easily and efficiently in the palm of their hands will change the ways
in which UK vets get the assistance they need and deserve,” explained
Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer.

To better facilitate execution of this agreement, RippleNami plans to
open an office in Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, in May
2016. This presence will complement RippleNami’s global efforts and its
ability to improve the world through social good.

About Northumbria University

The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research is a
collective of academics, service providers and service users with an
interest in improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans and
their families. The hub has evolved from the interests of Dr. Matthew
Kiernan, Lieutenant Commander RN(Q) retired and Dr. Mick Hill. It has
established itself through an evolutionary process attracting and
welcoming anyone with a genuine interest in its vision. They openly
welcome visionary and innovative research that helps improve and
understand the complexities that our veterans and their families
experience.

A fundamental principle of the hub is collaboration in research for the
benefit of others. For more information about Northumbria University,
visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/engage-with-us/the-northern-hub-for-military-veterans-and-families-research.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with
real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can
connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping
with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and
provides information that really matters to users and their
organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based
platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an
intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and emergency
management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced
collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and
scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world,
streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For
more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

Contacts

RippleNami
Phil Gahn, 760-822-3456
Co-founder and Chief
Business Development Officer
phil@ripplenami.com