Press Release

06 Sep 2012

WANdisco sponsors MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival

WANdisco's CEO, David Richards to address the next generation of entrepreneurs at the MADE Entrepreneur Festival.

made-logo.gif WANdisco (LSE: WAND) the leading provider of Apache Subversion based software for the enterprise and corporate contributor to the Subversion project has announced that David Richards, the CEO of WANdisco will speak at this year's MADE Festival.

With WANdisco's patented technology, software developers in distributed locations can work simultaneously, creating a seamless global network, providing users at every site local access to the same data at all times, which means that they can make changes locally and see each other's changes immediately.

Described as "the Davos for entrepreneurs," MADE will run through September 19 - 21, 2012 in venues across the city of Sheffield, UK. MADE's unique combination of networking opportunities, panel discussions, exhibitions and industry visionary speakers is expected to attract over 3,000 participants. The festival will feature 35 high-profile speakers, including David Richards, along with Peter Jones, Doug Richard, Wayne Hemingway and Lord Bilimoria.

"WANdisco is proud to sponsor the UK's largest entrepreneur festival," said David Richards. "After WANdisco's successful flotation on AIM earlier this year I'm also looking forward to sharing our experiences with fellow entrepreneurs at the event."

"WANdisco is a fantastic company," said Michael Hayman, the Chairman of MADE. "With global operations in Silicon Valley and a recent AIM flotation, we are delighted that WANdisco is lending its support to this year's MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival. MADE provides the opportunity for business leaders to share ideas, meet investors, mentor, and influence future policy - it's an event not to be missed!"

David Richards has provided upcoming MADE attendees with a sneak preview of WANdisco's experience of the stock exchange at the WANdisco blog.

Tickets for MADE are on sale now or visit the MADE website for more information on the festival.

About Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software. For more information, please visit:

Subversion and the Subversion logo are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications