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Certain Software(R) Strengthens Information Technology Leadership Team.

Certain Software([R]) Promotes Jonathan Dodson to Chief Information Officer and Hires Michael Winner as Chief Technology Officer

SAN FRANCISCO -- Certain Software[R] is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Dodson to Chief Information Officer and Michael Winner to Chief Technology Officer.

Jonathan Dodson is promoted to Chief Information Officer in charge of setting Certain's overall Information Technology strategy, overseeing technology infrastructure and leading the IT team in ensuring the smooth operations of core applications. He has over five years experience at Certain. Prior to joining Certain, Mr. Dodson led, designed and implemented several enterprise systems for public utilities, leading internet networking manufacturers and private businesses. He has expertise in advanced security and encryption technologies and holds his degree in Physics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Michael Winner has joined the Certain team as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Jonathan Dodson. His focus will be on leading the software development and quality assurance processes. He brings extensive experience in the field of online registration and building scalable applications. Previously, Mr. Winner led the Worldwide Technology team at George P. Johnson, creating global event marketing suite solutions for customers like Oracle, Cisco, Intel and Sun Microsystems. He has also worked for technology focused companies including KPMG, Compaq and IBM. Mr. Winner holds a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

James A. Pappas, President and CEO, is confident, saying, "I am pleased with the high caliber of our team." Pappas went on to say, "The promotion of Jon to CIO will provide the focus we need to build and maintain a highly reliable and high performance hosting environment. The addition of Michael as CTO will ensure that we continue to offer the features and functions requested by our subscribers on time."

About Certain

Certain provides innovative technology enabling our customers to register people and assets online. Our flagship product, Register123[TM], has expanded into a full suite of online registration solutions used by Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies for meetings, events and trainings. Certain delivers professionals control, flexibility and value through key online registration features including housing, finance, program, travel, reports and email communications.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California with an office in Washington D.C. and distributors in the United Kingdom, Certain has been a pioneer in the meetings technology industry since 1994. For additional information, please visit
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