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DALLAS, July 7, 2022 – :o9 Solutions, a leading enterprise AI software platform provider for transforming planning and decision-making, joins a growing coalition of businesses that have pledged to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As one of more than 2,200 CEOs from leading organizations who are part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, :o9’s Chakri Gottemukkala is committing himself and the company to take actions that support a more inclusive workplace for employees, communities and society at large.

By signing on to this commitment, :o9 Solutions pledges to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ collective has already shared more than 1,400 best-practice actions, exchanged tangible learning opportunities and created collaborative conversations through the initiative’s unified hub, CEOAction.com

Fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace environment is a key aspect of :o9’s culture, which encourages employees to be a force for positive change. To support its goal of increasing the representation of women within the technology and supply chain industries, :o9 hosted a virtual panel in 2021 with Girls, Inc., an organization dedicated to equipping young women with the skills to navigate economic, gender and social barriers. :o9 also sponsored Girls, Inc.’s 2022 Power to the Girl Conference in Dallas. In addition, :o9 recently launched two internal networks: Women in Technology and Rainbo9, both of which are focused on increasing employee engagement and fulfilling the company’s promise to create a truly inclusive workplace. Diversity, Equality & Inclusion education is provided through :o9’s internal Learning and Development team, which regularly welcomes external speakers who hail from a variety of backgrounds to share their perspectives on diversity and inclusion with employees. 

Chakri Gottemukkala, Co-founder and CEO of :o9 Solutions, said: “We are firmly committed to creating and maintaining a workplace where all :o9’ers globally have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience and unique perspectives. We are proud members of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ and will continue to take steps to create and maintain a working environment where everyone feels welcome to share their perspectives and thrive.”

:o9 Solutions

o9 offers a leading AI-powered Planning, Analytics & Data platform called the Digital Brain that helps companies across industry verticals transform traditionally slow and siloed planning into smart, integrated and intelligent planning and decision making across the core supply chain, commercial and P&L functions. With o9’s Digital Brain platform, companies are able to achieve game-changing improvements in quality of data, ability to detect demand and supply risks and opportunities earlier, forecast demand more accurately, evaluate what-if scenarios in real time, match demand and supply intelligently and drive alignment and collaboration across customers, internal stakeholders and suppliers around the integrated supply chain and commercial plans and decisions. Supported by a global ecosystem of partners, o9’s innovative delivery methodology helps companies achieve quick impact in customer service, inventory levels, resource utilization, as well as ESG and financial KPIs—while enabling a long-term, sustainable transformation of their end-to-end planning and decision-making capabilities.