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Spigit

December 09, 2010 08:02 ET

Spigit Adds Key Executives to Expand Services Organization

Innovation Experts Join Spigit to Create a Comprehensive Set of Service Offerings to Complement the Industry's Leading Innovation Platform

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2010) - Spigit, the leader in collective idea management software, announced it has added two experienced innovation experts to the Spigit team to build and manage its professional services organization. Joining Spigit are Boris Pluskowski as SVP of Innovation Services, and Thomas McDermott as Account Director, Services. These new executives will develop and deliver a comprehensive set of new innovation services to help Spigit clients deploy robust and successful enterprise innovation programs leveraging the Spigit innovation software platform. 

Boris Pluskowski, SVP of Innovation Services, is a recognized thought leader in the collaboration and innovation spaces. He brings more than 15 years of experience working with senior level executives at Fortune 100 companies, advising them on how to create sustainable innovation strategies that tap into the social population available to them. Under his guidance, his clients have been able to create an engine of new value creation that is targeted at helping them to achieve their corporate strategic goals.

Boris is the author of numerous articles and research reports on innovation, collaboration and social media practices, and is the author of the widely read blog, "The Complete Innovator." Boris was recently VP of Professional Services at Imaginatik, an innovation software platform, and previously was part of PricewaterhouseCooper's (PwC) Strategic Management Consulting practice based in London. Boris has a BSc from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from the Cass School of Business in London.

Thomas (Tom) McDermott joins Spigit as Account Director, Services, and is an innovation expert focused on helping organizations identify and implement the most effective innovation practices for their specific needs. Previously, Tom was a Senior Solutions Consultant and Sales Manager at Imaginatik, where he worked with large global accounts on innovation strategy.

Tom received a B.A. from Brandeis University, and earned a Master's Degree in Psychology from Boston College, and spent several years as a practicing psychotherapist. Tom's passion for understanding human behavior dynamics, combined with his successful track record in innovation, will certainly help Spigit's clients maximize the business value of their innovation communities.

"We are thrilled to have brought on two new executives in Boris and Tom with such deep experience in designing and implementing innovation solutions for large clients," said Paul Pluschkell, Co-Founder and CEO of Spigit. "Spigit can now provide seasoned innovation process consultants, strategy experts, and industry-leading software capabilities to offer the most robust innovation solution in the market focused entirely on client success."

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit's software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading and real-time analytics, Spigit allows companies to harness the social capital within. Our technologies are used by the largest and most innovative companies in the world including: Pfizer, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Allstate, AAA, and Lloyds TSB. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit www.spigit.com.

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