CollabNet to Host First European Customer Conference for Agile and Enterprise Cloud Development in Berlin

CollabNet Customer Conference Provides Actionable Ideas and Strategies Proven to Reduce Costs, Improve Time-to-value and Ensure Compliance

BRISBANE, Calif., London and Germany, Aug. 29, 2012 — CollabNet® (, a global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM, today announced the first CollabNet European Customer Conference to be held in Berlin on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Marriott Hotel, Berlin. The event will feature use case presentations from a variety of CollabNet customers that have successfully scaled Agile practices across the enterprise and adopted hybrid cloud development and DevOps strategies to speed business value, comply with emerging regulations and drive operational efficiencies and bottom-line profitability. CollabNet executives, including Jim Ensell, Laurence Sweeney and Chris Clarke, will deliver keynotes on success strategies and technical roadmaps for the company’s tools and platforms.

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“CollabNet is very pleased to host our first European Customer Conference that will provide our customers and partners the opportunity to share experiences that will lead to better software delivery practices,” said Dominique Wurzler, CollabNet vice president and general manager, EMEA. “In fact, many of our largest and most advanced enterprise customers are in Europe, and collectively they are gaining amazing improvements in productivity and innovation through Agile, DevOps and cloud development initiatives that will be presented during this two-day event.”

CollabNet has a strong and growing presence across Europe, with more than 800 customers supported by offices located in Berlin, Munich and Potsdam, Germany, London and Amsterdam. It has achieved 30 percent growth in the region due the increased acceptance of modern development methods and the adoption of cloud computing and development practices. The company recently landed several large multi-year accounts, including a global leader in energy management solutions. In addition, increasing cost pressures on IT operations and the need to innovate faster are driving enterprise customers to adopt CollabNet’s recently launched CloudForge hybrid cloud development platform. 

At the conference, customer representatives from companies that include Capgemini and Deutsche Post, are slated to participate in the event. The theme of the conference centers on “Breaking Down the Silos” through Enterprise Cloud Development, the five-step set of principles that leads a company to the successful adoption of DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Specific topics for the event include Agile Transformation, DevOps, ALM Orchestration, Analytics and Reporting, Hybrid Cloud Development and Systems Integration.

In addition to Jim Ensell, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, CollabNet’s Laurence Sweeney, VP Enterprise Transformation, will present a keynote on the re-usable set of principles and steps that form a blueprint to guide DevOps adoption and Enterprise Cloud Development success. As part of the HP Enterprise Transformation, Sweeney led the IT group that established the world's largest centrally managed instance of HP Quality Center, as well as building out a 12,000 seat CollabNet TeamForge platform instance. His keynote will be followed by customer stories illustrating the real world implementation of these principles.

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About CollabNet

CollabNet is a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services for software-driven organizations. With more than 10,000 global customers, the company provides a suite of platforms and services to address three major trends disrupting the software industry: Agile, DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Its CloudForge™ development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) enables cloud development through a flexible platform that is team friendly, enterprise ready and integrated to support leading third party tools. The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM, ScrumWorks® Pro Agile project management and Subversion Edge source code management platforms can be deployed separately or together, in the cloud or on-premise. CollabNet complements its technical offerings with industry leading consulting and training services for Agile and cloud development transformations. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. For more information, please visit (

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August 29, 2012