Press Release | December 16, 2013

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

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

Clifton Park, NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2013 — 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 Institute
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
110 8th St.
Troy, NY 12180

SESSION:       Keynote Address: Hybrid Cloud & the Government IT Revolution
DATE:              Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EST
SPEAKER:      Sinclair Schuller, CEO, Apprenda
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 Service
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 application.

SESSION:       Ignite Talk: Transitioning to New Programming Approaches in Business Software
DATE:              Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
SPEAKER:      Ed Sprenger, senior software developer, Apprenda
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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