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SEVEN Networks President and CEO Ross Bott Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award Finalist

REDWOOD CITY, California May 25th, 2011SEVEN® Networks, a provider of innovative mobile solutions that deliver a Real Life, Real Time experience, announced that President and CEO, Ross Bott, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Northern California Award finalist.

According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Bott was selected as a finalist from more than 160 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 25 at the Fairmont San Jose.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young for this prestigious award and to accompany such an amazing list of executives," Bott said. "When I joined SEVEN, the mobile industry was at a turning point and I believe the company's innovation and adaptability are what helped it stand out among the competition and achieve continued success and it is an honor to be part of such a company."

Dr. Bott has been President and CEO of SEVEN Networks since 2006. Previously, he served as COO of (now Openwave Systems), and as CEO of, a leading provider of Web–based communications services, which was acquired by in 2001. Previously, Bott was Executive Vice President, Product Divisions at Adobe Systems and held senior executive positions at Silicon Graphics and Pyramid Technology. Bott holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, and holds a patent in data mining.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high–growth, market–leading companies, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In Northern California, sponsors include ManpowerGroup, SAP, The Big Picture Film and Video Arts, Smart Business, ADP, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

About SEVEN Networks

Founded in 2000, SEVEN Networks helps carriers and handset manufacturers deliver a Real Life, Real Time™ mobile experience through its push-based software platform and applications that deliver data to devices in a way that is network efficient. Its SEVEN Open Channel™ is a breakthrough mobile traffic optimization software solution that cuts the data consumption of smartphones and mobile devices by up to 70 percent. SEVEN’s flagship application, push email, and its underlying platform are in production in 14 languages across the five continents, and support more than 800 device models across eight operating systems. More information is at

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About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young
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