May 17, 2010

Appian CEO Matthew Calkins Named Executive of the Year Finalist in 2010 American Business Awards

8th Annual Stevie® Awards Recognizes Strategic Vision and Leadership Excellence

RESTON, VA—May 17, 2010 Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management (BPM) technology, today announced that President and CEO Matthew Calkins has been named a Finalist in the 2010 American Business Awards in the category of Executive of the Year – Computer Software. Mr. Calkins is one of seven Finalists in his category. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 2,700 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and specialized final judging committees will select Stevie Award winners from among Finalists in final judging that will continue through May 28. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Mr. Calkins’ recognition comes from his vision and leadership in driving Appian to the forefront of the BPM pure-play market. The Appian BPM Suite, the only 100% web-based BPM platform, combines rich user interfaces with simple model-driven design; a real-time process architecture enabling fast and unlimited reporting; service-oriented development to extend SOA initiatives; and a full set of process, analytics, content and collaboration capabilities. Appian Anywhere, the first and only complete BPM Platform-as-a-Service, delivers all the power of Appian via a low-cost, low-risk subscription model.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the American Business Awards,” said Mr. Calkins. “I am proud to be included in such an accomplished group of award Finalists.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About the Stevie Awards
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About Appian

Appian delivers an enterprise platform for digital transformation that enables organizations to revolutionize their customer experience, optimize their business operations, and master global risk and compliance. Powered by industry leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Case Management capabilities, Appian’s low-code approach radically accelerates the time it takes to build and deploy powerful, modern applications, on-premises or in the cloud. For more information, visit