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Opscode Selected as MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

May 18, 2011

SEATTLE, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Opscode (http://www.opscode.com), the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase (http://www.mitcio.com). The Innovation Showcase highlights ten early stage companies that provide cutting-edge technology and offer new levels of value and advancement to enterprise IT. “MIT is all about innovation and entrepreneurship, and we developed the Innovation Showcase to highlight early stage companies that are on the leading edge. Opscode is one these companies,” said David L. Verrill, executive director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and co-chair of the Innovation Showcase. “The Symposium provides these early stage companies with a platform to demonstrate their new thinking and approaches to vital challenges facing CIOs in today’s digital economy.”

“Opscode is honored to be selected as an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist,” said Jay Wampold, director of marketing and communications for Opscode. “Our goal at Opscode is to help companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and, save developers and systems engineers both time and money.”

The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices and digital business. Speakers include more than 50 thought leaders from a wide range of industries, as well as leading academics from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

More than 800 CIOs and senior IT executives will be attending the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, which will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm at Kresge Auditorium, MIT (77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA). The full agenda is available at www.mitcio.com/agenda.

About Opscode

Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. We help companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment, and save developers and systems engineer’s time and money. Opscode’s team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world’s largest websites and cloud computing platforms. Opscode is headquartered in Seattle. More information can be found at http://www.opscode.com.

About the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium
The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and hosted by the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston, the MIT Center for Digital Business and the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management. Access to past MIT Sloan CIO Symposium panel discussions is available online at www.mitcio.com/ondemand.

For information on the symposium and registration, visit www.mitcio.com.

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