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Frost & Sullivan Presents the Mobile Communications CEO of the Year Award to Bill Nguyen of SEVEN

Scottsdale, Ariz. – January 15, 2004 - Frost & Sullivan has named Bill Nguyen of SEVEN Networks, Inc. as the Mobile Communications CEO of the Year. Nguyen received his award last night at Frost & Sullivan’s 2004 Excellence in Information & Communication Technology Awards Banquet.

Since SEVEN’s foundation in 2000, Nguyen has played a vital role in making the company a clear market leader in the mobile email space. SEVEN's success in providing mobile professionals with innovative mobile office solutions can be directly attributed to Nguyen’s leadership, product vision and strategic business direction.

Nguyen has demonstrated the ability to leverage SEVEN’s innovative mobile software architecture, System SEVEN™, to create important customer and revenue-generating opportunities. He has organized key strategic partnerships with mobile operators, device manufacturers and system integrators to deliver affordable and easy-to-use mobile data services. His ability to devise and execute innovative market engineering strategies has enabled SEVEN to create powerful position for itself in the emerging mobile & wireless communications market.

Under Nguyen’s leadership and guidance, SEVEN has signed high profile partnerships with tier-one mobile operators worldwide, including Cingular Wireless, KDDI Corporation, NTTDoCoMo, O2, Orange, SingTel Group, and Sprint. These operators represent the most successful mobile data service providers worldwide.

"With the focus on affordable and user-friendly access to mobile office applications, it is no surprise that in less than four years under Nguyen, SEVEN has achieved successful commercial deployments with many of the world’s largest mobile operators," notes Brent Iadarola, industry analyst with Frost & Sullivan.

The CEO of the Year Award is presented each year to the CEO or executive who has exhibited outstanding leadership and radical thinking that initiates changes in the industry. Frost & Sullivan seeks to identify a highly successful CEO whose exceptional vision and successful risk-taking stand out among his/her peers in one or more Industry Research Groups (IRGs). The award recipient also has distinguished himself/herself from competitors by pursuing a unique restructuring, organizational management re-engineering, or competitive roadmap that propels or sustains the company's market position.

Held in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Frost & Sullivan banquet honored world-class companies for outstanding performance and achievements in the information and communication technology industry. An annual event, the banquet recognizes the quality and merit of these distinguished individuals and companies.

About SEVEN

SEVEN is a leader in Out of the Office™ mobile technologies. The company's patent-pending System SEVEN™ software architecture empowers mobile operators to deliver subscribers secure, manageable, real-time access to personal and enterprise applications on their device of choice, including Palm OS, Pocket PC, Symbian and J2ME smart devices, PDAs, mobile phones and internet browsers. Available today through Cingular Wireless, KDDI Corp., NTT DoCoMo, O2, Orange, The SingTel Group and Sprint, SEVEN provides individuals and businesses with the leading, lowest cost mobile data solution. SEVEN is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with regional offices in London and Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.seven.com.

 

About Frost & Sullivan

Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is recognized as a global leader in growth consulting. Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan rigorously analyzes specific criteria to determine award recipients in a vast variety of market industries and landscapes.

For further information, visit www.frost.com.

Contact:

Jamie Frizzell
Frost & Sullivan
210.247.2496
jfrizzell@frost.com

Meredith Valt
SEVEN
650.380.4248
mvalt@seven.com

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