BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Laura Peterson, President and CEO of Ventana Systems, Inc., was honored for her work in decision support for complex systems at the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative and the Boston Fifth Century Trustees' first "Champions of Innovation" ceremony held at the Genzyme Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts last week.

Ventana Systems, Inc., is a mathematics consulting and software firm based in Harvard, Massachusetts that helps organizations in complex situations make better decisions through advanced technology. "It is an honor to receive this recognition and to celebrate the achievements of such an acclaimed group of innovators," said Ms. Peterson.

Other recognized visionary champions celebrated last week include Leo Beranek and the Arpanet/BBN team who invented the packet system which resulted in the birth of the Internet by allowing remote computers to communicate; Jay Forrester, head of MIT's Computer Lab who developed the first computer to use magnetic core memory pointing industry to high speed computing; Eric Lander, the founder of the Whitehead Institute who led the international Human Genome Project; Clara Wainwright, the inventor of First Night Boston, a social innovation now widely emulated; Peter Brooke, founder of VC TA Associates and Advent International; and Joseph Murray who completed the world's first successful human kidney transplant.

"We are proud that Ventana Systems is our partner and of Laura Peterson's recognition for her extraordinary work," said Michael Feder, President and CEO of Radar Logic Incorporated.

About Ventana Systems, Inc. (

Ventana® helps organizations in complex environments make better decisions through a combination of high-quality models and advanced treatment of data. Since 1985, Ventana models have informed the highest-stakes decisions in organizations. Ventana is unique in creating and deploying robust, comprehensive models of a complex environment for strategic visibility and control. In 2007, Ventana formally partnered with Radar Logic Incorporated for a dedicated channel for products for capital markets. Ventana operates as an autonomous and wholly owned subsidiary of Radar Logic.

About Radar Logic Incorporated (

Radar Logic, the home of tradable real estate, is a technology-driven analytic and data business providing a broad range of daily indices and analytic tools to serve as the basis for true derivatives markets in non-commodity assets. More information about the company and its management team can be found at

About the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative (

The Boston History and Innovation Collaborative is dedicated to promoting Greater Boston's centuries-long tradition of innovation, embedding this unique history in Boston's current culture, and employing lessons from this innovation history that can be used to drive the region's economic development.

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