Technology Executive Ralph Loura Named to Steelwedge Strategy Advisory Board

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steelwedge, a provider of cloud-based planning solutions and services that inform better decision-making for global organizations, today announced that technology visionary Ralph Loura has been named to the Steelwedge Strategy Advisory Board. The Steelwedge Strategy Advisory Board serves as a forum in which business planning leaders and researchers identify innovative approaches to solving both present and future challenges facing the business planning solutions industry.

Loura most recently served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Enterprise Group and HP Labs at Hewlett Packard Company. His prior positions include senior vice president and CIO for The Clorox Company; senior vice president of IT and Operations for Medicis; and CIO for Symbol Technologies.

“Ralph is a proven leader in the supply chain industry, and his expertise in leading innovative enterprise technology initiatives for robust IT organizations make him a perfect addition to our advisory board,” said Steelwedge Chief Executive Officer Pervinder Johar. “His dynamic strategic experience will be a valuable addition for driving the growth and innovation of Steelwedge in the months and years to come.”

Loura commented, “Throughout my career, I’ve always recognized and benefitted from the value of proactive supply chain planning insight—the ability to respond to your customers, vendors, and partners quickly and with meaningful results. I look forward to assisting in Steelwedge’s efforts to help companies be ‘ready to act’ when business conditions change.”

Gartner categorized Steelwedge as a leader in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation, and a Visionary in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. To view a copy of the S&OP report, go to 2015 Magic Quadrant for Sales & Operations Planning System of Differentiation.

About Steelwedge

Organizations use Steelwedge’s cloud planning platform and services to align product, sales, demand, supply, strategy, operations and financial decisions across roles, geographies, products, time horizons, channels, customers and suppliers to improve efficiency and outcomes. Steelwedge’s PlanStreaming cloud combines predictive, prescriptive and responsive analytics and technology to equip organizations to be ready to act in time with opportunity, especially in highly competitive markets where continuous planning is essential and efficiently responding to changing conditions is advantageous. Named a leader in the Gartner 2015 Sales and Operations Planning Magic Quadrant, Steelwedge is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Visit

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