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The Sage Group plc announces formation of Technology Advisory Group

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The Sage Group, the leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Group.

The group, consisting of external, prominent technology industry leaders and internal experts will act as a sounding board for the company and as a source of independent thinking on a wide range of technology issues. Meeting four times a year, the group will act as a collaborative body, keeping abreast of developments in the wider technology sector.

Joining Sage Chief Executive, Guy Berruyer; Chief Technology Officer, Klaus Michael Vogelberg; and Chief Marketing Officer, Amanda Jobbins, on the Technology Advisory Group will be:

  • Rajat Taneja, EVP and CTO of Electronic Arts, the gaming organisation, and
    previously CVP for Microsoft’s e-commerce, online services and SMB
    offerings, who will act as Chair
  • Alex Gounares, CEO of Concurix Corporation, and previously the CTO of
    AOL and Microsoft’s Online Services Division; and
  • Pierre Samec, EVP and CTO of The TriZetto Group and previously EVP and
    CTO of Expedia, Inc.

Guy Berruyer commented, “The formation of this group provides a powerful combination of independent, external perspective and internal expertise. The group’s knowledge, vision and foresight will support our technology strategy and our internal talent to ensure that we capture the opportunities that technology presents. I am delighted to welcome Rajat, Alex, and Pierre to the Sage community and look forward to the valuable input they will be able to bring to our business.”

Rajat Taneja commented, “I am truly delighted to be joining Sage’s Technology Advisory Group. Sage has a great technology strategy and I am confident that as a collective body we will bring a wide range of experience and perspectives from across the technology sector that will really add value to the organisation.”

About Sage
The Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,500 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit www.sage.com

Editors’ Notes
The TAG is not a formal committee of the Board and therefore is Advisory in nature and not subject to the normal corporate governance structures of the company. It is an independent body which is run under the sponsorship of the CEO, endorsed by the Board.

Enquiries

The Sage Group plc
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Ralph Charlton or Jennie Whitell, Sage Group Corporate Communications
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