Coemergence Inc. Announces New President & CEO

    HALIFAX, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Coemergence, a leading provider of software for
enterprise intelligence management used by the world's most successful mining
and resource companies, today announced Peter Hickey as its new president and
CEO, effective immediately.
    "Peter has the expertise, energy and sales experience needed to drive
Coemergence's continued product leadership and our new phase of growth in the
global market," said Rod Burgar, Executive Chairman of Coemergence. "He has
been working with the Coemergence team as vice president of operations for the
last 12 months, and has demonstrated his ability to build strong relationships
with our customers and drive both tactical and strategic projects forward."
    Hickey has extensive experience working with both start-up and
established technology companies with an international focus. He has managed
the execution of IT strategy and enterprise-critical technology solutions
throughout North America. His clients have included global, publicly-traded
firms, government organizations, and privately-held companies.
    Hickey holds an MBA from Saint Mary's University, a BBA from the
University of Prince Edward Island, and a Diploma in Applied Information
Technology from the Information Technology Institute.
    Coemergence customers include industry leaders and some of the world's
largest resource companies, including Rio Tinto and Agnico-Eagle Mines. The
company's flagship product ACIS(R) is a web platform that gathers, organizes
and shares previously uncaptured information and knowledge from a company's
employees, industry news, data, and public sources to increase the company's
competitive advantage.
    For the past four years, ACIS(R) received a highly positive review in
Fuld & Company's annual Intelligence Software Report, positioning Coemergence
as a top player in the intelligence software market.
    "Our customers have the ability to build or buy the best solution
available. The Coemergence team can be very proud that these global companies
choose our ACIS(R) platform," said Hickey. "Our goal over the coming year will
be to build momentum in the area of global sales and to offer software as a
service (SAAS) version of our ASIS(R) platform which will significantly widen
our addressable market."
    Hickey succeeds Burgar as president and CEO. Burgar served as the
transitional CEO, helping take Coemergence to its current strong positioning
and will continue as Executive Chairman. Company founder Michael Chender
continues to play an active role with the company and sits on the board of
directors along with directors John Roy, Dan MacDonald, Peter Charlton and
Rod Burgar.

    About Coemergence Inc. (

    Based in Halifax, Canada, Coemergence has been recognized as a leader in
the development of integrated business intelligence solutions. It was named as
one of the emerging software companies to watch in 2006 by KM World, rated by
Fuld & Company as the best competitive intelligence product in its 2007
survey, and chosen by Stanford University AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top
Private Companies for 2007. ACIS(R) is a powerful competitive, strategic and
business intelligence solution for executives in sales, business development,
M&A, strategic planning, and portfolio management.

For further information:

For further information: Mary Morrison, Office Manager, Coemergence
Inc., (902) 423-3388, F: (902) 492-0200,

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