Enterprise 2.0 Conference Announces Saba as Launch Pad People's Choice Winner

Saba Selected by Enterprise 2.0 Audience for Excellence in Social Tools and Services

Jun 22, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise 2.0 Conference, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced Saba as the Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2011 Launch Pad People's Choice winner. The attending audience selected Saba as the winner of the competition, following on stage presentations from the four Launch Pad finalists. Launch Pad, part of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference program, is a live public forum for highlighting new features, products and partnerships in the collaboration space.  Enterprise 2.0 Conference is taking place through June 23rd at the Hynes Convention Center. More information available at: http://launchpad.e2conf.com/.

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"We're thrilled to be recognized as the Launch Pad People's Choice winner at Enterprise 2.0," said Milind Pansare, Senior Director Saba People Cloud Applications. "Saba Social Learning, powered by Saba Social, transforms the experience of onboarding and learning for our customers, partners, and the entire people network."

Top submissions following a Twitter pitch were selected to post a short video to the Launch Pad site to showcase their product or service.  The Enterprise 2.0 community then voted on their favorite Launch Pad submissions.  Today, four finalists, Acquia, Next Principles, Podio and Saba Software debuted their innovative tools and services to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference audience in a three minute presentation on the keynote stage.  The audience, comprised of business and technology decision makers, evangelists, and adopters of cutting edge technologies, then participated via live vote to nominate Saba as the People's Choice winner.

"I want to thank and congratulate all of this year's participating Enterprise 2.0 Conference Launch Pad companies for their unique innovation in the industry," said Steve Wylie, Enterprise 2.0 Conference General Manager.  "We applaud Saba for their big win in today's Launch Pad and for demonstrating how new tools and technologies can improve the way we work and communicate."

About Saba

Saba (NASDAQ: SABA) provides a unified set of People Cloud Applications including enterprise learning, talent management, and collaboration solutions delivered through the Saba People Cloud. Today's people-driven enterprises are using Saba's solutions to mobilize and engage people around new strategies and initiatives, align and connect people to accelerate the flow of business, and cultivate, capture, and share individual and collective knowhow to effectively compete and succeed.

Saba's premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Saba's solutions are underpinned by global services capabilities and partnerships encompassing strategic consulting, comprehensive implementation services, and ongoing worldwide support.

Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents. For more information, please visit www.saba.com or call +1-877-SABA-101 or +1-650-779-2791.

SABA, the Saba logo, Saba Centra, and the marks relating to Saba products and services referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Saba Software, Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of social and collaborative technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This Conference and Expo Pavilion focuses on the tools and best practices to drive business performance across workforce, customers, and partners' networks. As part of Enterprise 2.0 Conference, The BrainYard, the first website community providing news, analysis and insights on fast-changing developments within the evolving world of social business was launched as a joint venture with UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek to serve the growing social business market.  For more information on Enterprise 2.0 Conference visit: www.e2conf.com.

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


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