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Apprenda to Present Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service Technology for Government Agencies at NY Innovates 2013

December 16, 2013

Three Sessions to Address IT Infrastructure Challenges for Government, Private Enterprises

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Apprenda, the leader in enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced that the company will present three sessions at NY Innovates 2013, a collaborative effort of the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the New York State Department of Health. The event will take place Dec. 17-20 at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

The conference comes on the heels of significant momentum in the health industry for Apprenda. Apprenda recently announced that McKesson is using Apprenda’s enterprise PaaS to transform the company’s IT department into a hybrid-friendly, flexible environment that allows McKesson to build applications faster than ever. The company also announced its recent Series C funding in November and has seen great adoption of its enterprise PaaS by organizations ranging from JP Morgan Chase to Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumna, will kick off the conference with the keynote session on the hybrid cloud and the world of government IT on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Matt Ammerman, Apprenda co-founder and vice president of client services, and Ed Sprenger, senior software developer, will lead sessions throughout the conference as well. Apprenda executives will present:

    LOCATION:                        Rensselaer Polytechnic

                                     Experimental Media and
                                     Performing Arts Center

                                    110 8th St.

                                    Troy, NY 12180

    SESSION:                         Keynote Address: Hybrid
                                     Cloud & the Government IT

    DATE:                            Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 9:00
                                     - 10:30 a.m. EST

    SPEAKER:                         Sinclair Schuller, CEO,

    OVERVIEW:                        The world's largest
                                     companies and governments
                                     are being tasked with an
                                     extraordinary challenge:
                                     To become more efficient
                                     in their IT practices
                                     while writing the modern
                                     innovation that is cloud
                                     computing. Seemingly at
                                     odds, the idea that you
                                     can spend less money on
                                     your IT infrastructure
                                     while achieving new levels
                                     of innovation in how you
                                     build and leverage
                                     software are perfectly
                                     compatible. This keynote
                                     will walk you through how
                                     the world of government
                                     and IT has changed how the
                                     expectations and pressures
                                     have increased, and how
                                     government IT is the most
                                     likely candidate to take
                                     advantage of new
                                     revolutions in cloud
                                     computing to succeed.

    SESSION:                         Workshop: Unified
                                     Datacenter with Hybrid
                                     Cloud and Platform as a

    DATE:                            Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 1:30
                                     - 3:00 p.m. EST

    SPEAKER:                         Matt Ammerman, co-founder
                                     and vice president of
                                     client services, Apprenda

    OVERVIEW:                        Just as private enterprises
                                     and government agencies
                                     are realizing the amazing
                                     potential of building and
                                     delivering services in the
                                     cloud, the idea of hybrid
                                     cloud appears. What is
                                     hybrid cloud? What are the
                                     reasons, technical and
                                     otherwise, that hybrid
                                     cloud exists? What types
                                     of apps run on a hybrid
                                     cloud?  In this workshop
                                     we'll explore the life of
                                     a software developer in a
                                     hybrid, or unified,
                                     datacenter environment by
                                     creating, deploying, and
                                     scaling a real world

    SESSION:                         Ignite Talk: Transitioning
                                     to New Programming
                                     Approaches in Business

    DATE:                            Wednesday, Dec. 18 from
                                     11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    SPEAKER:                         Ed Sprenger, senior
                                     software developer,

    OVERVIEW:                        At Apprenda, we recently
                                     transitioned from Java to
                                     Scala for future
                                     development of our JVM-
                                     based components, and this
                                     decision presented serious
                                     challenges to our team.
                                     This talk will cover some
                                     of the reasons why we did
                                     so, some of the benefits
                                     and difficulties of the
                                     decision, and examine the
                                     greater picture of how and
                                     why developers have
                                     historically adopted newer
                                     languages and idioms in
                                     spite of the costs of
                                     doing so.

About NY Innovates
NY Innovates, a collaboration effort of New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the New York State Department of Health, is a unique four-day event featuring a developer conference and health data code-a-thon that will explore the creative use of technology and data to solve the challenges of tomorrow. For more information on the event, please visit the conference website.

About Apprenda
Apprenda is the leading enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) powering the next generation of enterprise software development in public, private and hybrid clouds. As a foundational software layer and application run-time environment, Apprenda abstracts away the complexities of building and delivering modern software applications, enabling enterprises to turn ideas into innovations faster. With Apprenda, enterprises can securely deliver an entire ecosystem of data, services, applications and APIs to both internal and external customers across any infrastructure. From the world’s largest banks like JPMorgan Chase to healthcare organizations including AmerisourceBergen and McKesson, Apprenda’s clients are part of a new class of software-defined enterprises, disrupting industries and winning with software. For more information, visit Apprenda at www.apprenda.com.

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