Bluenog Appoints Joe Valley Chief Executive Officer

Bluenog, an enterprise software and solutions company, has announced the appointment of Joe Valley as chief executive officer. He succeeds Suresh Kuppusamy, Bluenog’s co-founder, who will resume his post as chief technology officer.

Prior to his current post, Mr. Valley served as chairman and CEO of NCT, Inc., a networking connectivity services provider, which he sold to Black Box Corporation (BBOX:NASDAQ) in 2008.

Mr. Valley also served as CEO of Seranin Software Corporation, a privately held company based in Dallas; president and COO for QueryObject Systems Corporation, an Amex-traded global business intelligence software company; CEO of MIS USA, the first company to introduce collaborative analytical processing and one of the most successful IPOs on the German market; and CEO of Momentum Software Corporation, a middleware company, which he successfully sold to Level 8 Systems.

Joe’s deep experience in the enterprise software market, outstanding leadership qualities and focus on building profitable companies will enable us to expand and extend our Bluenog ICE™ product suite,” said Sastry Taruvai, co-founder and chief information officer. “We are excited to have Joe leading the Bluenog team towards its next phase of growth and success.”

The co-founders have built a great product and a great team,” said Mr. Valley. “Now with the tremendous acceptance Bluenog ICE has received in the higher education market, we are poised to take the company into the burgeoning healthcare market as well.”

Bluenog ICE 4.5, the latest version of Bluenog’s Integrated Collaborative Environment, was launched at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in June, 2009. ICE pre-integrates open source software, combining BI, portal, CMS and collaboration. Clients include New York University Langone Medical Center, Columbia University and MultiPlan.