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Lithium Technologies Strengthens Board with Tech Visionary Geoffrey Moore

Lithium Technologies Strengthens Board with Tech Visionary Geoffrey Moore

Leading business advisor and critically acclaimed author to help steward Lithium’s continued rapid growth

Emeryville, CA - August 1, 2012 – Lithium Technologies, the leader in Social Customer Experience, today announced it has appointed business strategist and technology marketing visionary, Geoffrey Moore, to its board of directors. Moore brings expertise and insight in market development and strategies that will further strengthen Lithium’s leadership team as the company continues its rapid growth.

Moore, founder of The Chasm Group and venture partner at Mohr Davidow, joins Lithium’s board immediately. Decades of experience advising disruptive tech companies on innovative market strategies have made Moore a leading technology strategist.

“Geoffrey has incredible vision and an unparalleled understanding of disruptive technologies and we are honored to welcome him to our board,” said Rob Tarkoff, Lithium President and Chief Executive Officer. “His strategic insights in ‘Crossing the Chasm’ and his other works resonate with every entrepreneur and tech leader. Geoffrey shares our vision of Lithium’s role in disrupting how brands think about the Social Customer Experience and the massive market opportunity.”

At the Lithium Network Conference 2012, Lithium unveiled its new Social Tornado™ strategic service framework, which was developed in collaboration with Moore.

“We are facing another moment of crossing the chasm with social becoming a strategic imperative for brands that want to not only thrive but, in fact, survive,” Moore said.

“While every brand wants to be digital, social, mobile and global, most are struggling with fundamental questions about how to support their business objectives through social and how to determine their investments in social networks,” said Moore. “Lithium is uniquely positioned to help guide brands to quantify the success of their social initiatives. I’m very excited to join Lithium and look forward to helping companies transform their businesses through the power of customer engagement and enlistment.”

Moore is widely recognized for his expertise in market development strategies and has consulted with some of industry’s leading technology companies – including Cisco, Adobe, SAP, Agilent, Qualcomm, Sybase, Akamai and Yahoo! He is also the best-selling author of “Crossing the Chasm,” “Inside the Tornado,” “The Gorilla Game,” “Living on the Fault Line,” “Dealing with Darwin,” and, most recently, “Escape Velocity.”

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About Geoffrey Moore

Moore is the founder of The Chasm Group and currently chairman emeritus of TCG Advisors and venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Earlier in his career, he served as principal and partner at Regis McKenna, Inc., a leading high tech marketing strategy and communications company, and for the decade prior, a sales and marketing executive in the software industry. He currently serves on the boards of Akamai and AudienceScience. Moore holds a bachelor's degree in literature from Stanford University and a doctorate in literature from the University of Washington.

About Lithium

Lithium helps companies unlock the passion of their customers. Lithium software powers amazing Social Customer Experiences for more than 300 iconic brands including AT&T, BT, Best Buy, Sephora, Skype and Telstra. Lithium helps companies grow brand advocacy, drive sales, reduce costs and accelerate innovation to create a brand nation that redefines the customer experience. For more information, visit lithium.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our own brand nation–the Lithosphere. Lithium is privately held with corporate headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. and offices in Europe and Asia.

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