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UpNet CEO Awarded NAWBO-MN Innovation in Technology Award

Minneapolis, MN – Jennifer Amys, CEO of UpNet Technologies, has been awarded with the 2012 Innovation in Technology Award from The National Association of Women Business Owners, Minnesota Chapter (NAWBO-MN). Every year, NAWBO-MN recognizes Twin Cities Women Business Owners that have made a mark in the local business community with their innovation and excellence at the ACHIEVE! Awards Gala.

The 2012 Innovation in Technology Award is awarded to the most innovative woman in the areas of information technology, software development, manufacturing, nanotechnology and other high-technology areas. It is based on an individual's overall leadership, technical innovation, company growth and community involvement.

Jennifer has been responsible for driving the vision to become the premier player in data integration, while leveraging global business analytics and empowering businesses of all sizes. Her visionary and forward-thinking skills culminated in the design and development of the next iteration of iEDeX™, UpNet's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that integrates all disparate data sources and allows companies to utilize what was once unattainable data in the formulation of KPIs for global business analytics. Under Jennifer's leadership, UpNet has grown its customer base to include several multi-national clients, including Sony Corporation. 

Prior to co-founding UpNet, Jennifer held the position of Chief Information Officer at Rockwell Automation, a $4 billion leader in electronic controls, industrial automation, avionics and electronic commerce employing 19,000 people, with more than 450 locations in 80 countries.  Jennifer came to Rockwell from CH Robinson Worldwide, a third-party logistics company with sales of $7.5 billion+. At Robinson, Jennifer served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer where she managed IT services in more than 120 branch offices worldwide. Jennifer's accomplishments during the 90's were nothing short of extraordinary, given that they occurred during a time when very few women served in executive leadership roles in manufacturing and transportation. 

Jennifer is a member of NAWBO, WBENC, MMSDC, and MEDA and has actively sought to work with MBEs, WBEs, and other disadvantaged businesses. In 2008, Jennifer was awarded the 2007 MEDA Mentoring Relationship of the Year Award.

Jennifer holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Taiwan.

About NAWBO®

NAWBO-MN is the Minnesota Chapter of NAWBO®. Founded in 1975, NAWBO® is the voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses. By representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across various industries from state capitals to our nation's capital, NAWBO® strives to advocate on behalf of women business owners on matters of public policy as well as develop programs to navigate women entrepreneurs through the various stages of business growth and provide networking opportunities where members can share best practices. Learn more at   =www.nawbo-mn.org .

About UpNet Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 1996, UpNet Technologies, Inc. is the premier leader in data integration technologies for universal Business-to-Business (B2B), Partner Relationship Management Program (PRMP), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Demand Chain Management (DCM) solutions. UpNet enables companies to effectively integrate business units and partners with non-invasive, cost effective, transparent data integration, and real time global business analytics through the use of iEDeX™.

UpNet Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. UpNet also maintains a Center for Excellence in System and Application Design and Development in Los Angeles, California and a Center for Excellence in Customer Driven Support in Minneapolis. Learn more at www.upnettec.com .